No BBC This Friday 25 March 2022

BBC Off This Friday For pondering the future . . . . . . . . . .

Last week’s meeting: vBBC_18March2022.

Two years ago BBC went virtual. March 12th WA State loosened Covid-19 restrictions.

Next BBC will be in-person at OfficeXpats on April 1st, 8:00-9:00 (doors open at 7:30 for visiting, coffee/tea, networking). Welcome to this first in 2 years BBC 3D-spatial event. BBC Regular and Bainbridge Island Chamber Of Commerce President & CEO Stefan Goldby will join us to discuss “current community challenges – recovering and moving ahead.” PS. It is reported that Jason will once again be flipping delicious pancakes while multitasking on the computer-station exercycle. Groovy! (BTW, we plan to have Zoom-in on the big monitor as well for those BBC Regulars from distant lands.)

Please note: if you are not already on the OfficeXpats member/visitor COVID-19 Vaccine Verification List, please bring vaccine verification (phone, paper copy) for a “one-time verification.” Also note: at this time masks are not required for in-person events at OfficeXpats, but one is certainly welcome to maintain self-masking. You can track recommended Covid updates for WA counties at (scroll down to “County Check” to see how your local community is doing).

Thank you to Cross Cultural Journeys Foundation Ukraine Support, via three organizations, World Central  Kitchen, UkraineNow, and CORE, all directly supporting refugees with food, transportation, shelter, and clothing. You may donate at:

Sincerely, the BBC management, KaveDragen Ink, and other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC.

Exciting BBC Notices, News, Events

The New PNW Bainbridge Magazine ( PNW on Facebook:

The Brilliant, New Tideland Magazine ( Tideland Magazine on Facebook: The Compass & Clock $9.99 Annual Subscription for the next issue is reaching it’s deadline! Subscribe now. In 2022 Compass & Clock print magazine will be available solely through home delivery. The low annual price of $9.99 conveniently and safely delivers a personal copy – bigger and better – to your home twice a year (May & November).

Some new [carefully] in-person weekly member events are happening at OfficeXpats. Visit to learn about membership and activities as OfficeXpats moves into spring. A Passport Membership is only $35/month – a great way to stay connected with your professional island community.

A Special Message From Our Friends at Toastmasters – The Noon Edition ( Improve Your Business Communications Skills In 2022. Toastmasters has been helping Bainbridge Islanders for years with a fun, self-paced, supportive program that can help you: run better business meetings; improve leadership & interviewing skills; turn presentations into sales; and generally build confidence in a safe and fun environment. Meetings: 1st & 3rd Thursdays, Noon-1:00, @ Virginia Villa Community Room, 200 High School Rd. For more info, contact: Steve Kersten (206-380-5038), [email protected]; or Jim Sutton (206-780-1621), [email protected].

Experience Kitsap ( “Your Source For Kitsap Events. Live music, farmers markets, symphony & performing arts and festivals are vital to our region’s quality of life and local economies. Our goal is to increase awareness of these amenities so that more Kitsapians can enjoy them.” On FB: Instagram:

Visit Bainbridge “As the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for Bainbridge Island, Visit Bainbridge Island meets regularly with stakeholders from arts, culture, lodging, hospitality, food, and representatives from the island’s wineries and distilleries, to generate ideas and ensure that the organization is best-serving the diverse needs of the island’s tourism related industries.” And what a great B.I. Events page!

Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club is a non-profit 501(c)(3) seeking community support for a number of local projects. Information at To partner with this island history and emergency management program, contact Louis Alloin at 206-780-6885 or [email protected].

Bainbridge Island General Store ( Visit the store, tell your friends. If you know of someone interested in joining the store, contact Natalie Rodriguez ([email protected]). To join,

Island Bite serves many Island restaurants. It’s easy to order from any of these local restaurants and have your order delivered right to your door. Check their restaurant listing at

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance: New upcoming KEDA events! Kitsap Digital Hour, 1st Thursday every month, 11:00 AM. More info at:

“Peace Peloton” (w/ Doc Wilson). Peaceful demonstration on bicycles ( The National Museum of African American History & Culture at the Smithsonian.

Honoring George Floyd & other victims of American systemic racism & police violence – the work for lasting change must continue:

Bainbridge Recovers: New COVID-19 community updates. Facilitating community preparedness and recovery. Residents: request help, donate, or volunteer. Organizations: click “I Represent a Local Organization.”

Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”: Bainbridge Prepares: Scott James’ guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods”


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 Youth Services
Compass & Clock Senior Resources
Cook Family Funeral Home
Bainbridge Island Lodging Association
Farmers & Gardeners Guild
Helpline House
Housing Resources Bainbridge
Island Volunteer Caregivers
Olympic College Foundation
Weave Presents Performing Arts, Rolling Bay Hall
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
ISLAND Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management
Kitsap County Emergency Management
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.