It was lovely to open the paper this week and see the smiling face of former OICF intern, Iris Parker Pavitt, and learn about her great new job with the Rain City Rock Camp (you can read the article here). Iris worked with us during her senior year and launched the Nonprofit Directory as her senior project. We are in the process of compiling the 4th edition of that directory. Please contact Kate Long,, if you have any updates.

Emergency response is in the air. The Be Ready Orcas team is hosting their next meeting on Wednesday April 10th, 5:30 pm, at the Eastsound Fire Hall. The focus of the meeting will be water: how much do you need to store, what is the best way to do so, and what are the community water systems doing to prepare for a crisis.

The Island Oil Spill Association (IOSA) is in a rebuilding stage, and they are eager to engage with new volunteers to help in the event of an oil spill in local waters. They have boom equipment staged on Orcas, but need humans to deploy it. If you are interested in getting involved, there is an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 16th, 5:30-6:30 PM in the public school cafeteria.

Hope you have a great weekend.