The Olga Strawberry Council (OSC) was formed in 2004 when the previous owners of the historic Strawberry Barreling Building (artists who used and loved the building) needed help to preserve the unique history and function of this historic site. They looked to the community, just as the strawberry farmers had in l938 to build their barreling plant.
Community members responded, forming the non-profit Olga Strawberry Council to acquire and maintain this beloved building and ensure its use as a means to support and strengthen the social, cultural, economic and artistic community.
The Olga Strawberry Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and is able to facilitate tax deductible donations to contribute to the building's on-going preservation.
To nurture the cultural, social and socio-economic charm and vitality of the Orcas Island Community by maintaining this historic building as a gathering place for social interactions and a space for artists to display and market their work.
CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS:
Selby Lighthill, President
Edith Thomsen, Vice President
Debbie Durand, Treasurer
Marsha Wiener, Secretary