Island Senior: Summer Events and a Call for Candidates

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae…

Mullis Center Pancakes – Peggy Sue McRae photo

August is a busy month at the Mullis Center. The month starts out by adding a special seasonal flourish to our first Sunday of the month (August 5) Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser: Adding fresh local berries and whipped cream to the popular menu of pancakes (all you can eat), scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, breakfast beverages (and don’t forget those awesome cinnamon rolls)! If you have summer guests, here is a fun, inexpensive breakfast out ($6 adults – $4 kids – cinnamon rolls $4/each) that also supports your local seniors. Breakfast is served from 9 am to noon but be advised, the famous cinnamon rolls have been selling out! Many thanks to the volunteers who put on this fun and tasty event.

Another event you won’t want to miss is the Summer Book Event happening on Saturday evening, August 11 at 7-9pm. Center Manager, Anna Coffelt, local authors Susan Wingate, Janet Dann, and Stan the Wine Man have planned an entertaining literary evening “of books and beverages, meeting & greeting, and book signings and one-on-one conversations with local authors”. Attendance is free. Wine and sparkling water will be available to purchase and authors will have books for sale.

Books by Local Authors

Participating authors include, Janet Dann; historical fiction, Susan Wingate; fiction, Eva Elasigue; short story and poetry, currently working on science fiction/fantasy trilogy, Jennifer Jacobs; non-fiction-medical, John Boyd; children’s literature, Mosa Boczewska; mandala style coloring book for all ages, Tim Boyer; epic fantasy, John Geyman; non-fiction, medical politics and memoir (flying), Wendy Shephard; fiction, Paul Chadwick; Graphic novelist (author and artist) for the popular Dark Horse series Concrete, Tammy Ashcraft; Red Sky in Mourning (2018 film adaption – ADRIFT) and Bruce Conway; local publisher representing himself in case any aspiring writers want to pick his brain, he’ll also be representing several local authors that aren’t able to attend the event themselves.

To see what other events are happening at the Mullis Center this month please click on the Mullis Center ad on the San Juan Update. This is where you will find times and dates of regular mainland trips, Field Trip Fridays and other special events.

Participating in events is one way to enjoy meeting people while supporting our seniors. Some of you may feel a deeper calling to serve your community. The Mullis Center is looking for a few new candidates to serve on the Operations Committee. If representing the needs of our growing senior population feels right to you, please consider joining. Candidates from all backgrounds are welcome and you do not have to be a senior to serve. Newly elected members will serve from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2022.

Here is what the position requires, “Responsibilities include: representing the needs and interests of the membership; managing the operations and facilities of the Center; planning for future activities and programs; acting in an advisory capacity with County Senior Services staff; and monitoring the financial status and activity of the Center.”

If you are interested in applying, please contact the Center Manager, Anna Coffelt, at 360-378-9102 or

Posted on August 1, 2018 at 5:43 am by

Categories: Around Here, Community, Island Senior
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