Feeling the Love

Feeling the Love

This Valentine’s Day we are feeling the love from the Lundeen Family. Bob Lundeen was a remarkable community leader and a founding member of the Orcas Island Community Foundation Board. Betty was equally engaged in a variety of efforts such as the Senior Center...
Keep your rain boots handy!

Keep your rain boots handy!

It has been mighty wet. This photo is of the gangway that normally connects to the shoreline at Cascade Lake. It would be a swim to get there now. Yikes! There is promise of a few days of “less” rain before the next front arrives. If you have not yet hiked up to see...
A song in the air

A song in the air

Marilyn Anderson’s spirit was alive and roaming on Orcas this month when her legacy gifts were sent to 19 local nonprofits of her selection. The Orcas Island Community Foundation was deeply honored to be included. The OICF Board is working on a plan for the funds that...
Midpoint check in

Midpoint check in

Kate, Susan Singleton (chair of the OICF Grants Committee), and I conducted midpoint check ins with those organizations that received over $10,000 in grant funding in 2019. These meetings provide an opportunity to hear about the impact and progress that community...
The Gift of Service

The Gift of Service

I received my pin for 20 years of service at the Annual Awards Celebration for Orcas Island Fire and Rescue on Jan. 18th. I am the last one still serving from my class (pictured above–can you spot me???). I was so surprised; I would have never guessed that I...