Hive

Hive is a place to connect and collaborate with Orcas Island’s next generation of community-minded visionaries and neighbors.

The Orcas Island Winery hosts the first concert of 2021 in collaboration with Hive Orcas with Dead Lee performing

We are a small, but expanding group of leaders with a shared goal of engagement of younger community members. Our focus is on showcasing what life is like for our younger members, help people connect with and get involved in non-profit organizations, offer up social events to help foster relationships with each other, and give back through volunteer work and fundraising.

We want to inspire change, progress, and most of all continue on with the neighborly spirit and love that drew us all into this community. As residents come and go, we want to make sure people stay inspired to be a part of this community as we build roots, raise our families, create, and contribute our time and resources to this place we call home. 

The Hive fund will mainly be used for small grantmaking, as a way to introduce philanthropic opportunities for the younger generations of community donors, as well as to support our efforts of connecting and collaborating via social events and volunteer work parties.

Inaugural Community Work Party

On Saturday, July 31st Orcas Hive rallied their worker bees for their first community work party.

 The Orcas Center and the Healing Arts Center benefitted from their help. Both organizations were in need of sprucing up and ticking items off their to-do lists after a long Covid season. Orcas Hive provided volunteers for the event, sending our younger generations of islanders to both organizations with tools, skills, know-how, and enthusiasm. A five hour work day resulted in decks stained, windows caulked, weeds pulled, hedges trimmed, and leaves raked. Even some of our future hive members, aged 5-8 helped out with the tasks at hand. 

After a hard day’s work, the volunteers headed to Island Hoppin’ Brewery where they were treated to cold drinks, thanks to Becca, Nate and the brewery team. 

Images from the Hive’s Inaugural Community Work Party

Hive Members

Portrait of Tara Landman

Tara Anderson

Kristian Brekke

Kristian Brekke

Haley Crz-Winchel

Haley Cruz-Winchell

Monee Harrington

Monee Harrington

Tera Landman

Tera Landman

Megan Neal

Megan Neal

Mindy Sonshine

Mindy Sonshine

Melanie Trygg

Melanie Trygg

Hive logo with bee

Please consider contributing to the Hive Fund to help younger generations establish ownership over philanthropic dollars to invest in issues that are important to them and our community.

Healing Art Center Building behind trees

Megan, Tara and Monee at Island Hoppin’ celebrating a hard days work after their Inagural Community Work Party.

Become a Hive Member

If you’d like to become an OICF Hive member or learn more about who we are and what we do, email us or call her at (360) 376-6423.

Stay tuned for future Hive Events!