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More Goodbyes

More Goodbyes

This week brought the news that Sam Coleman had died after a brief illness. He was home in Pasadena surrounded by Cynthia and their children. Sam was an OICF Board Member for several years. He also served on the Orcas Center Board. But his true love was music, and he...

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Well, that was brief….

Well, that was brief….

It feels like fall was late arriving and over in a blink of an eye, rushed out by winter which showed up unannounced with snow on Tuesday. Another sure sign is the presence of swans on Cascade Lake. Here we go. This week as we honor Veterans, we have learned of the...

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Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

The weather has certainly shifted, and fall has fully arrived! Time to dig out the rain boots and bumbershoots. OICF is celebrating ten years as the fiscal sponsor for the Island Reproductive Health Initiative (IRHI). Jean Henigson and a team of her neighbors started...

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

  My time on the east coast is coming to an end. I have had a great time seeing old friends and family, as well as the amazing colors of the season. Even so, I am looking forward to the damp beauty of the Northwest. The OICF Team has been busy while I was away....

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Building Community

Building Community

  I am enjoying my weekend in South Carolina with my high school mates. We have rented a large house on the Isle of Palms. The pool and the ocean are still warm enough to swim in—mighty fun. There is nothing like time with really old (in every way) friends! One...

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Sail On, Bruce

Sail On, Bruce

  I am sad to let you know that Bruce Coffey died this week. Bruce was one of the Founders of OICF and was a Board and Committee Member for nearly 20 years. He was instrumental in setting up our investments independently and helped guide us to where we are today....

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