BBC Friday 10 November 2017 – “Island Volunteer Caregivers” w/ Rita Elsberry

Join us this Friday for a very special guest presentation by Island Volunteer Caregivers (ivcbainbridge.org) executive director Rita Elsberry. Rita is a native of Bainbridge Island who has lived here most of her life, except for a brief stint in Kodiak, Alaska, where all of her children were born. 

IVC has been a valuable community asset for over 20 years serving the needs of our Bainbridge neighbors, and giving our IVC volunteers a sense of satisfaction, purpose, and participation. 

With a volunteer force of around 200 Volunteers, IVC fills the requests of over 300 Care Receivers whose needs run the gamut from doctor’s and physical therapy appointments, medical note-taking, household tasks, and shopping outings to a variety of Life Enrichment activities, e.g. museum tours, music and movie groups, pet therapy visits, and even a Kreaky Knees walking group. Our Care Receivers are primarily seniors and persons with disabilities. Our volunteers include a wide range of ages, working or retired, who give what they can, when they can. The IVC Office is staffed by Rita Elsberry, Executive Director, Robin Gaphni, Program Manager, and Lynn Murphy, Life Enrichment Coordinator. (Pictured: Lynn Murphy with a participant at Halloween in Winslow.)

So invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space…and another delicious cup of BBC!

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise!

[email protected] – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is, Upstairs at the Pavilion
7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 
“Island Volunteer Caregivers” w/ Rita Elsberry
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

Sincerely,
BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC

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BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

StrengthsFinder group forming (gallupstrengthscenter.com). Would you like to be part of an informal group to discuss the StrengtsFinder program, assessment, your results, and what Strengths can mean for your life, personal & professional? Contact Wynne Jacobson more more information: [email protected].

TheChannelTHE CHANNEL (thechannelbainbridge.com), Bainbridge Island Chamber Newsletter is published quarterly, with free print copies and an interactive online version. Let the Chamber know what you think, and what else you might like to see:[email protected]

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: Sign up on our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) & fill out List contact info:http://bit.ly/1mZGKfR.

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BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridge.com
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL) krl.org/bainbridge-island
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Bainbridge Island Senior Center biseniorcenter.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Kitsap SCORE kitsapscore.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Space Craft – Performance Arts Space Station On Earth SpaceCraftPresents.org
Island Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links:
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management bainbridgeprepares.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org
City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Bainbridge Island Police Department
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K. D. Kragen is a philosopher, writer, teacher, editor, husband, father and grandfather. A third generation San Franciscan, Vietnam era vet U.S. Coast Guard (1973-1977), married to Janet L. Kragen for 32 years (1977-present), K. D. is a published novelist ("The KillWare Chronicles" and "Plagueman"); he has taught logic and lectured in philosophy of art at various college and local art schools (Northwest College of Art, Trumeau College of the Arts). Presently he teaches senior citizens basic computer skills (to be able to keep in touch with children and grandchildren), does general computer maintenance, MS and Linux OS, manages a small publishing house, Scandia Patch Press, and edits and ghosts the writings of other local authors. KaveDragen Ink LLC Clean, sparkling copy is often the first impression you make on prospective clientele. Every company needs: One, the Visionary, company owner, manager. That's you! You are the market expert. You know your products and services better than anyone else. Two, the Copy-editor, the wordsmith. That's me. I supply the polish and clarity of communication needed to grab your client from the very first line.