Preparation for Marina Spit Construction — Kayaks being relocated

A letter has been sent to all kayak owners requesting them to relocate their kayaks to the new rack location to enable construction to begin armoring the shoreline. Please read the letter HERE.

Important to note:

    • The first moves start on Thursday, November 8, 2018
    • In the unfortunate event a kayak is not moved by the due date, staff will cut the lock, relocate the craft to the new location, install a new lock, send an invoice for payment and notify the owner of the action taken.
    • Boats must have a SVCA sticker attached or it will be relocated, locked and not available without first contacting Member Services for relocation payment and an authorization for release.

The temporary boat rack layout is below:

The Boat Rack Move Schedule can be found HERE.

Please contact the Administrative Offices at 360-734-6430 with any questions or concerns.

Removal of Political Signs: 11/9/2018

Where: Sudden Valley Community Association Private Lots

What: Removal of Political Signs (reminder) ACC Policy. The following excerpt is from the ACC Policy Manual on period of display of political signs: 15.7.1 Period of Display: Political signs may be displayed no more than 45 days before the election to which they refer and shall be removed within 48 hours after the election.

The Sudden Valley AGM candidates signs should already be removed and the general elections signs should be down on Friday

Contact: Norm Smith at or 1-360-746-8437

2019 Sudden Valley Jazz Season Announced – Special Ticket Price at November 10th Concert

The 9th season of the Sudden Valley Jazz series promises to be as exciting as past seasons with both new and old jazz acts added to the mix. An all four concert package, with a face value of $80, will be on sale for the special price of $60 at the final concert of this season, the Salute to Miles Davis on Saturday Nov. 10th at the Dance Barn in Sudden Valley. That’s equal to one free concert.

The 2019 season is as follows:

March 30th- The Pacific Northwest salutes Jazz At the Philharmonic starring Greta Matassa and the Julian MacDonough All-Stars. Jazz At the Philharmonic (or JATP as it was referred to by hip fans), was the creation of legendary jazz impresario, Norman Granz. Granz saw the availability of a number of great jazz musicians after World War 2 (caused mainly by the collapse of the swing band era and the failure of be-bop to capture the public’s imagination) as an opportunity to feature great musicians in a jam session format for a reasonable price. He put on shows at the Philharmonic Hall in Los Angeles that were a tremendous hit and always featured a set with a leading female jazz vocalist of the day, usually Ella Fitzgerald. We have hired the Pacific Northwest’s answer to Ella, Greta Matassa, to fill that spot in the program. She’ll be backed by Julian MacDonough’s trio, including Tony Foster on piano and Michael Glynn on bass. Musicians who may be included in the jam sessions are Jonathan Doyle, Thomas Harris, Brad Shigeta and Michael VanBebber although there may be personnel changes.

April 27th – Bossa Nova Brazil starring two Brazilian natives, Nilza Lessa and Marco de Carvalho playing and singing bossa nova songs backed by Jeff Johnson on bass and Jeff Busch on drums. Although we have devoted concerts to swing, dixie, be-bop and gypsy jazz, we have never given the full spot light to bossa nova, Brazil’s greatest contribution to the jazz lexicon. We’ll correct that at our April 27th concert. Marco is a Brazilian musician, originally from Rio de Janeiro. He graduated from the prestigious Music Conservatory of Rio de Janeiro under Juarez Carvalho and Sergio Vale. Nilza Lessa, a vocalist originally from Brazil, recently took part in Seattle’s Salute to the music of Carlos Jobim.

Oct. 12th- Brubeck Plays Brubeck honors the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dave Brubeck with a concert of his music led by his son, drummer Dan Brubeck, saxophonist Steve Kaldestad, bassist Miles Hill and the return to Sudden Valley of Miles Black on piano. The current plan is to recreate Dave’s Time Out album, one of the biggest selling albums in jazz history, from top to bottom.

Nov. 9th- Ron Jones’s Jazz Forest 12 piece jazz recordings orchestra. Jones is a Los Angeles arranger who has worked extensively in television and movies and has recently moved to Stanwood and set up a recording studio. He convinced fellow Los Angeles based musicians, the husband and wife team of tenor sax player Pete Christlieb and trombonist, Linda Small, to move to the area with him. He then recruited the best talent from Seattle, including vibes player, Susan Pascal, to fill out his 12 piece ensemble.This band, with special guest soloist, the drummer/vocalist, Dave Tull, will close out our 9th year.

For further information, contact Mr. K.C. Sulkin at 360-671-1709.

Halloween Trunk Or Treat Photos and Costume Contest Winners

We are excited to announce the winners of the costume competition from the Halloween Trunk or Treat event which was held on October 27th. We approximate about 300-400 persons attended the event. If you had your photo taken, please follow this link to download the pictures for FREE!: 

We also want to thank the photographer, Kaysie Berry.
If you are interested in her work please contact her at or (720) 470-3036

Winners from the 2018 Halloween Trunk or Treat Event:

Best Couple

Best Homemade Costume

Cutest Baby Costume (Tie)

Funniest Costume

Most Unique Costume