Shelter Bay Clubs

Book Club

The Shelter Bay Book Club meets from September through June onthe first Monday of each month. (For September only, it meets on the second Monday.) Meetings are held in individual homes of club members at 1:30 p.m. and usually start with a general introduction of ourselves to and welcoming of new people.

We choose a schedule of books for recommended reading at the beginning of each year, and book discussions are facilitated by a leader at each meeting. Following the meeting, the group adjourns for tea, coffee, cookies and more conversation. We have salad luncheons in December and June.

Watch the Shelter Bay Newsletter for information on each month's book. If you are interested in joining the book club, please contact Lynne Rheinhardt at 466-1783.

Bridge Club

The Bridge Club meets by group in individual homes of club members. Although groups are by membership, substitutes are frequently needed. If you are interested in joining the Bridge Club and/or would like to become a substitute, please contact Irene Richardson at 466-5623.


Tuesday - Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. For information call Judy Menish at 466-4764.

Wednesday - Group meets every other Wednesday. For information, call Joyce Sanders at 466-1111.

Friday - Group meets every other Friday. For information, call Irene Richardson at 466-5623.

Note: There are currently no groups on Mondays or Thursdays.

Poker Club

The Poker Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, from 7-10 p.m. at the Shelter Bay Clubhouse. The club welcomes both men and women. Dealer's choice with 5-, 10-, and 25-cent raises, and a 3-raise limit. Learn to play, and have fun.

For more information, please call Floyd Hubbard at 466-4256.

Sewing Guild

The American Sewing Guild/Shelter Bay Neighborhood Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (except for June, July and August) at the Clubhouse or other designated locations. Activities include educational sessions, classes and projects. Anyone who is interested in sewing is encouraged to attend.

The Shelter Bay Newsletter offers details about monthly meetings.

For more information, contact the group's leader, Sue Donaldson, at 466-3032.

Shelter Bay Chorus

The Shelter Bay Chorus has been an important part of the community for over 30 years. The chorus is directed by Lyle Forde, and rehearsals are held on Mondays at 3:00 p.m. (except on the first Monday of the month they meet at 2:00 p.m.) in the Shelter Bay Clubhouse from September through mid-May. Concerts are offered in December and May. In addition, the chorus performs at the Anacortes senior center twice each year.

Experienced singers interested in joining the chorus should call Dick Paynter at 360-223-3230.

Tennis Club

The Shelter Bay Tennis Club reserves the two tennis courts near the Shelter Bay Clubhouse for adult play from 10-noon every day. Doubles play takes priority over singles play.

All adults (17 and over) who come with proper tennis shoes and a current recreation tag will be included. Standard sets will be played with 4 players. For 5, 6 or 7 players, 4-game sets will be played, and the sit-out players will be determined by cards and rotation. Partners may be determined by cards or by agreement.

For those wishing to use the courts at times other than those listed above, please obtain a key from the Shelter Bay Office. Remember to plan ahead, since the office is closed on weekends and holidays.

For more information, please contact Ray Powers at or 466-3306.

Shelter Bay Yacht Club

Please go to the Yacht Club website: