Music to my heart

Music to my heart

One of the joys of living in a small community is that you get to know so many people. I have especially enjoyed watching the youth of Orcas grow into adulthood and seeing what sparks their passion. It seems that Orcas is fertile ground for many to blossom. One such...
What is new in Eastsound?

What is new in Eastsound?

I hope you can join me for an Eastsound walk on Thursday, July 19th, 10-11:30 am. We will start from our current offices and walk over to see our new office space on Urner Street. From there we will walk ‘the back way’ to Madrona Point, where Peter Fisher will join us...
Get on Board!

Get on Board!

Human resources are really our most valuable resources as every nonprofit on the island relies on the efforts of a volunteer board to guide and support their work. A skilled board is critical for the growth and development of the many programs that serve Orcas. Board...
Hello Summer!

Hello Summer!

Hang onto your hat, as Orcas dives deep and the festivities ramp up. The Solstice Parade is June 23, high noon, starting in front of the Odd Fellows Hall. This is the 20th year for this happy island tradition and a great example of what can happen when a few...
We are on our way!

We are on our way!

Work on the Urner Street building is fully underway. Ken Katz and his crew have replaced almost all of the windows and will start painting soon. New heating systems go in within the month and the roof will be replaced in August. When the work is all done, OICF will...
2018 Prosperity Report

2018 Prosperity Report

The 2018 Prosperity Report has been released. The report, conducted by the Whatcom Opportunity Council, provides analysis of the findings of a 2017 survey of people living at in poverty in several counties including San Juan. The WOC conducts this survey every three...