Location: Bainbridge Waterfront Park Community Center (Newly remodeled, formerly known as The Commons). Map with directions, below.
Time: 6:30pm Socializing, 7:00pm Program, 8:30pm Reception with bluegrass music.
Who: All of the community is invited.
Following the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, communities across the nation began conducting riveting conversations about gun control. On January 23, 2013, the Bainbridge City Council voted 5-1 to support reinstatement of a federal ban on semi-automatic rifles. How do you think we should safeguard Bainbridge Island children and families? Voice your opinion, listen, learn, and exchange ideas with the community at the next VillageSpeak community meeting. Suggested readings, KUOW interview, and short videos >>
Mary Ann Moorman, also known as Auntmama, is a radio personality on KBCS FM 91.3 and will moderate the March 25th discussion on Gun Violence Prevention.
Auntmama tells stories throughout the Northwest and can be heard at a Guide to Visitors, The Bent Institute, Seattle StoryTeller’s Guild, Second Tuesday Poet’s and Writers, Northwest Folklife, Pegasus Coffee Shop and on the last Thursday of EVERY month, she tell with her friends at Seattle’s Madison Avenue Starbucks.
• Brent Peterson, Principal of Bainbridge High School.
Mr. Peterson started his career in education 39 years ago as a teacher in an elementary school in Eugene, Oregon. Thirty-two years ago, he and his wife, along with their two year old son moved to Bainbridge Island. For thirty of the last 32 years, he’s served in the Bainbridge Island School District as an elementary school principal at Blakely School, the Associate Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction and for the last ten years the Principal at Bainbridge High School.
Prior to retiring Mr. Kasper worked in several capacities for numerous high tech companies including CA Inc, The Boeing Company, General Electric and Networx Inc., a company he co-founded. His skill set includes program management, software development, systems integration and large account sales. Mr. Kasper enjoys nearly all the shooting sports including pistol, rifle and trap, is an avid reloader and a certified archery instructor. One of his favorite pastimes is rifle shooting with his 10 year old granddaughter; started at 8 years of age today she is a pretty good shot. Mr. Kasper is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology with a BS in Mathematics.
The ALIVE Shelter is a confidentially located home in the Kitsap County area. Operated by the YWCA, the ALIVE Shelter staff have been serving abused women and their children since 1978. They are committed to providing a multi-cultural and diverse program responding to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of all battered women in our community.
Ever since Charlotte and her husband moved to Bainbridge Island 20 years ago Charlotte has participated actively in the community. After retiring from her practice as a chiropractor Charlotte has been serving as a co-chair of the Multicultural Advisor Council to the School Board, volunteered for the library, co-founded Adoptive Families of Bainbridge Island, helped start Friends of Eagle Harbor and more recently co-founded The Gifts and Challenges Parent Network, a parent group that seeks to provide information and support to families with children with dyslexia. Charlotte is also a board member of the Washington Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.