BBC Friday 24 March 2023 – Island Volunteer Caregivers, w/ Joanne Maher

Today at BBC – IVC Executive Director Joanne Maher will share the IVC story, its mission and its services in support of our neighbors facing challenges related to aging, disability, or adversity.

For years IVC has been connecting neighbors facing challenges related to aging, disability, or adversity with volunteers and resources to support independent and fulfilling lives (

Joanne Maher joined IVC as Executive Director in May 2021. Motivated, collaborative, Joanne is an enthusiastic marketing professional and community volunteer interested in improving and supporting the lives of individuals. She is experienced in leading and collaborating on nonprofit programs to encourage and support community members, educate families through targeted activities, and reach across community agencies creating programs that yield slow but steady positive culture shifts (

Notes from today’s meeting: IslandVolunteerCaregivers_BBC24March2023

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

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

BBC @ OfficeXpats  Madison Ave. N, Bainbridge Is., upstairs in the real Pavilion
7:30-8:00 – coffee/tea, visiting, networking 
8:00-8:55Island Volunteer Caregivers, w/ Joanna Maher
8:55-9:00 – announcements, what’s next week, month, lightyear
Sincerely, the BBC management, KaveDragen Ink, and other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC.

BBC Notices, News, Events

BBC Regular Donna Dowdney art exhibit: WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? March 17 to May 14, The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Info:

Office Shock March 30th5:30-7:00, at OfficeXpats.Author Bob Johansen will lead a discussion on his newly released book, Office Shock, and how to design one’s own way of working for the future. 
To purchase a community ticket as a non-member, first click “join” to create a free account. More Info at: is a free event, butIf you are not a member yet, consider joining with a Passport membership, $35/month. The Passport was designed for those who want to participate in community events and only pay for additional hours or meeting rooms with member discounts as needed. However, our **virtual** writers and authors events are open to non-members.

Compass & Clock e-newsletter is available, and it’s free! “Navigating life today to remain independent tomorrow.”

Olympic Music Festival 2023 ( once again sponsored by longtime BBC friends at Thornburgh Insurance ( Julio Elizalde, Artistic Director. Contact: [email protected].


    ISLAND BBC Business Community Related Links
Chamber Of Commerce &
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)
Bainbridge Community Foundation
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL)
Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art
Bainbridge Island Senior Center
Bainbridge Performing Arts
Bainbridge Youth Services
Bainbridge Island Lodging Association
Braver Angels
Compass & Clock Senior Resources
Cook Family Funeral Home
Farmers & Gardeners Guild
Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club
Fort Ward Hall
Helpline House
Housing Resources Bainbridge
Island Volunteer Caregivers
Kiwanis, Bainbridge Island Club
Olympic College Foundation
Pacific Northwest Bainbridge Magazine
SCORE Kitsap
Shelter Now Bainbridge
Sustainable Bainbridge
Toastmasters – Noon Edition
Toastmasters – Evening Edition
Tour Bainbridge
The Island Wanderer
Tulaa Cafe At Dayaalu Center &
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service
Weave Presents Performing Arts, Rolling Bay Hall
    ISLAND Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management
“Map Your Neighborhood”
Kitsap County Emergency Management
City City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Fire Dept. Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Police Dept. 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.