It’s great to be able to share

It’s great to be able to share

One of the (many) wonderful aspects of OICF having our own building is the opportunity to dedicate space as a community gathering place. The Volk Family Meeting Room is available free of charge to local organizations. It is equipped with wifi, VIOP conference phone,...
November!

November!

Congratulations to the team at the Orcas Senior Center who were recognized for their amazing Community Service by the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce at their annual celebration. Lynnette Wood, president of the Operations Committee, spoke about the 75 volunteers who...
Coates with the Coats

Coates with the Coats

The Coates Family continues to work magic through the Orcas Community Resource Center (OCRC). Last year, they worked with director Erin O’Dell to build the Coates Closet. The Closet is stocked with supplies such as household cleaners, toiletries, and other basic needs...
Team OICF

Team OICF

As we roll towards the end of the year (how is that possible?), I am receiving inquiries about ways to donate required minimum distributions (RMDs), qualified charitable contributions (QCDs) from individual retirement accounts and gifts of appreciated stock. OICF is...
Here they come!

Here they come!

Wow! OPAL Community Land Trust is wasting no time getting April’s Grove built (see above photo). It is so rewarding to see these buildings going up so quickly. It feels like the fundraising just finished and here they are. What a gift for the many families and...
Happy Fall!

Happy Fall!

There was a good turn out for the Vacation Rental meeting on Sept. 25th at the school cafeteria. The organizing group did a good job presenting some interesting data on the issue and impact vacation rentals are having on resources. You can read more and view...