Fall Elections at The Mullis Center

Posted September 30, 2016 at 5:52 am by

All res­i­dents of San Juan Island who are 60 years of age or over or dis­abled are eli­gi­ble to vote for mem­bers of the Mullis Center’s Oper­a­tions Com­mit­tee. The Oper­a­tions Com­mit­tee is an all-vol­un­teer advi­so­ry com­mit­tee to the Mullis Cen­ter. The com­mit­tee over­sees the man­age­ment, main­te­nance and use of the facil­i­ty coor­di­nat­ing with Senior Ser­vices. Bal­lots will be in the Octo­ber Senior Sig­nal newslet­ter. If you do not receive the Senior Sig­nal by mail you may pick one up at Mullis Cen­ter. The fol­low­ing are state­ments sub­mit­ted by the can­di­dates. The can­di­date’s state­ments are also post­ed on the bul­letin board in the Mullis Cen­ter’s library/lounge.

Callie McKay - Contributed photo

Cal­lie McK­ay — Con­tributed photo

Cal­lie McK­ayHel­lo! My name is Cal­lie McK­ay and I am run­ning for a board mem­ber posi­tion on the Mullis Cen­ter Oper­a­tions Com­mit­tee this year.

Yes, I know I look young to be a senior, but I am the future, and that is what my agen­da on the board is going to be! I would like to see the Mullis Cen­ter offer more activ­i­ties, look into expand­ing the meal ser­vice and get more com­mu­ni­ty involve­ment at our center.

Let’s keep rolling into the future with our great Mullis Center!

Rita Weisbrod - Contributed photo

Rita Weis­brod — Con­tributed photo

Rita Weis­brodI am a retired soci­ol­o­gist; moved to SJI from Min­neso­ta in 2001.  I have been active as a found­ing mem­ber of the SJ Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion, have been active in St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church and in the for­mer Prof­it­dears Invest­ment Club.  On the Board I would work to secure the recent lega­cy funds we have received and want to explore new ways the senior cen­ter can serve seniors on the island.


Marie Skufeeda - Contributed photo

Marie Skufee­da — Con­tributed photo

Maria Skufee­da - My vision for the future of the Mullis Cen­ter is a rosy one. We have a unique cen­ter here in Fri­day Har­bor, offer­ing a wide range of ser­vices for the com­mu­ni­ty. Paint­ing class­es, quilt­ing, exer­cise class­es, coun­sel­ing, and of course the off-island shut­tle. Where would it be pos­si­ble to trav­el off-island for shop­ping or a doctor’s appoint­ment for $10? Only through our fab­u­lous Mullis Cen­ter, that’s where.

It’s not a secret that we have the best sal­ad bar in town, join us for lunch on Mon­days and Thurs­days. I’ll see you at the Mullis Center!

Gor­don Fowler – 

Mullis Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee / Oper­a­tions Com­mit­tee – 11 years

Mullis Cen­ter Main­te­nance – 11 years

For­ward Plan­ning Com­mit­tee – Chairman

Annu­al Oper­a­tions Com­mit­tee Plan­ning Retreat – Leader 2 years

Recent facil­i­ty upgrades (floor and paint­ing) – Overseer

Bus Replace­ment Fundrais­ing Com­mit­tee – Chairman

Mullis Cen­ter Ren­o­va­tion Com­mit­tee – Cur­rent Chairman

Stephen Shubert - Contributed photo

Stephen Shu­bert — Con­tributed photo

Stephen Shu­bertHi, my name is Stephen Shu­bert. I am a new res­i­dent of Fri­day Har­bor, mov­ing here 3 years ago. I am a user of the ser­vices pro­vid­ed by the cen­ter, includ­ing play­ing bridge every Mon­day, and occa­sion­al­ly hav­ing lunch.

I enjoy Fri­day Har­bor and want to give back to the com­mu­ni­ty a mea­sure of the peace I have found here. I spent my career in Com­mu­ni­ty Based Med­i­cine, main­ly work­ing with non-prof­it com­mu­ni­ty and free clin­ics in Cal­i­for­nia and Neva­da in exec­u­tive capac­i­ties. I am famil­iar with the non-prof­it world and have skills in fundrais­ing, project man­age­ment, admin­is­tra­tion and pub­lic com­mu­ni­ca­tion. I have sat on com­mu­ni­ty boards of direc­tors, as well as staffed them. I am famil­iar with mod­ern com­mu­ni­ty research and devel­op­ment strate­gies and will use my best efforts to ensure the smooth long-term devel­op­ment of the Senior Center. 

I am dili­gent in effort and easy to work with. A pri­ma­ry goal of mine would be to fos­ter strong rela­tion­ships between the senior cen­ter and the com­mu­ni­ty in which it is a part­ner. Please feel free to con­tact me if you would like any addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion at: Stephen.Shubert (@) gmail.com. Thank you for your consideration.

Nancy Lindenberg - Contributed photo

Nan­cy Lin­den­berg — Con­tributed photo

Nan­cy Lin­den­bergMy name is Nan­cy Lin­den­berg, and I am inter­est­ed in join­ing the Oper­a­tions Com­mit­tee. 

Since I’ve been com­ing to the Mullis Senior Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­ter for at least 15 years, and enjoy­ing all that is offered here, it seems it is time for me to take part in the work that makes every­thing go on, year after year, for the mem­bers and guests. 

I helped edit the cook­book;  I’ve been vol­un­teer­ing to water the plants, sort the books, and help with fund rais­ing, and I was active in Friends and Neigh­bors for four years. Now I’m ready to sit down and help deal with longer-term projects. 

I’ve lived near Roche Har­bor since 1992.  My late hus­band Char­lie and I helped build our house, and we had a hap­py sec­ond mar­riage of 24 years. We like liv­ing on the airstrip.  We were active at the His­tor­i­cal Muse­um, the The­atre, the San Juan Pilots’ Assoc., the San Juan Coun­ty Ama­teur Radio Soci­ety, and for 12 years were active in the U.S. Coast Guard Aux­il­iary.  Char­lie worked for the Jour­nal, and the Port of Fri­day Har­bor,  and I worked for Dorthea at the Board­walk Book­store for 16 years. 

Now I am learn­ing how to take care of a home and prop­er­ty. 

I was born in the Yaki­ma Val­ley, grew up in Seat­tle and  on Bain­bridge Island, and attend­ed Wash­ing­ton State when it was a “col­lege”.  I spent 30 years in the Bay Area near San Fran­cis­co, rais­ing three great kids, and worked as a Montes­sori teacher for 15 years.  I helped to found the Fam­i­ly Umbrel­la Group here, and am now a mem­ber of the Gar­den Club. 

Almost every­thing I have done revolves around the Mullis Senior Cen­ter in one way or anoth­er, and I think it is a great place.  When my moth­er moved up here, she liked it so much on the first vis­it, that we all joined:  she said, “Every­one is so cheer­ful…!”  Mom and I ran a sing-along group for a cou­ple of years.

 I admire the peo­ple who work qui­et­ly and dili­gent­ly, month after month, mak­ing things go smoothly. 

In every group I have ever belonged to, there are always a few who do all the work, and the nat­ur­al ten­den­cy is for every­one else to just sit back … and enjoy the activ­i­ties and resources.  It’s not fair for a few peo­ple to get over­worked. So,  there comes a time when a per­son needs to step up and take on the more seri­ous side of plan­ning.  That’s what I’d like to do: per­haps design an attrac­tive mail­ing to go out to the many peo­ple who don’t know what goes on here … and cre­ate an out­reach for new mem­bers.  It is so easy so sink into habits … and there is talk of expand­ing our build­ing… so why not have a mem­ber­ship dri­ve?  Thank you for your vote.  Sin­cere­ly, Nan­cy Lindenberg

Terry Forsyth - Contributed photo

Ter­ry Forsyth — Con­tributed photo

Ter­ry M. Forsyth, LPN — My recent join­ing of the Oper­a­tions Com­mit­tee as an active par­tic­i­pant with advanc­ing the goals of both the Com­mit­tee and Mullis Cen­ter mem­bers has been a pos­i­tive addi­tion to the Committee.

Fundrais­ing events has a nat­ur­al inter­est and I have revived the Fundrais­ing Com­mit­tee. With Cal­lie McK­ay imme­di­ate­ly answer­ing to my request for assis­tance, in this short time we have already put togeth­er a fun fundrais­ing event for this fall – details com­ing. Addi­tion­al­ly, I have sub­mit­ted to the Com­mit­tee Chair a pro­posed fundrais­ing event that will raise many thou­sands of dollars.

My per­son­al expe­ri­ence as head bus­boy in high school then lat­er as head cook at the Mullis Cen­ter brings prac­ti­cal and kitchen expe­ri­ence to the Com­mit­tee. As Com­mit­tee mem­ber, I have offered a steam­lin­ing improve­ment to the scullery that increas­es safe­ty that simul­ta­ne­ous­ly pro­vides increased space uti­liza­tion of the scullery operation.

In my short time on the Com­mit­tee I have already proven myself an asset to the Com­mit­tee, the Mullis Cen­ter and the Mullis Cen­ter mem­bers. Please vote for me so I can con­tin­ue with these ben­e­fi­cial efforts and insights.  Thank you, Ter­ry Forsyth















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