Purposes of the Saturna Community Club
The purposes of the Saturna Community Club as set out in its constitution
foster the well-being of Saturna Island by supporting and assisting
projects toward this end,
liaise with other organizations and individuals as appropriate,
make the facilities owned, operated and maintained by the Saturna
Community Club available to members for no fee and to other persons
and groups for a nominal fee,
provide a forum for discussion of matters of concern to Saturna and to convey
appropriate representations following such discussions.
History and Background
The Saturna Community Club (SCC) is an
organization comprising members of the Saturna Island community. It has been operating since 1932 and has been
incorporated under the Societies Act since 1945.
In the past, the SCC has supported the
development of the Athletic Association, the Saturna Firefighters
Association, the Parks Canada Liaison Committee, and the Saturna
Parks and Recreation Commission. These organizations all now operate
independently. The SCC also advanced money to the Parks and Recreation
Commission for the purchase of land for a park and to protect Lyall
Historically, the SCC has focused the
energy of the Island community on providing opportunities to work
and play together, celebrating the rewards of island life, and finding
ways to improve its future.
The SCC continues to sponsor the Saturna
Community Access Network and holds forums for discussion and debate on issues of importance to islanders
What Does the SCC Do?
The Community Club
public discussion forums on issues of interest to community members,
e.g. an all-candidates forum prior to elections
appointments to various committees, e.g. CRD Local Harbours Commission,
the Saturna Island Medical Clinic and education re health issues
the work of the Saturna Ecological Education Society
and maintains the Community Hall facility
with other community groups such as the Fire Protection Society
& the Recreation Centre Society to discuss issues of mutual
reps on Parks Canada Liaison
accountability to the community via public reports.
the Saturna community on various boards & committees, e.g. Vancouver Island Health Authority’s
Gulf Islands Advisory Committee
Membership in the SCC is open for fee
of $0.50 per year due annually on April 1st.
Regular meetings of the SCC are held quarterly on the first
Mondays in June, December, March and the third Monday in
September. The Annual
General Meeting with election of officers is held in April.
The SCC sponsors the largest community
fundraising effort—the Saturna Island Lamb Barbecue. Revenue from this event, held annually on July 1st, supports
all of the initiatives of the SCC.
It also affords opportunities for many other island
groups to raise money for their respective work.
Clinic and its furnishings, equipment, and supplies.
BBQ equipment, floating docks, tents etc.
Activating new heritage work for Saturna Community
Organizing 2012 Saturna Lamb BBQ
Maintaining and upgrading the Community Hall
Supplying clinic and overseeing health care for the Island
Supporting the FAB and SEEC projects
Saturna Community Club Contacts
President: Louise Peramaki
Past-Pres: Bill Schermbrucker
Treasurer: Jacques Campbell
Hall Bookings: Joan Dickey