Island Senior: Time to Vote for the Mullis Center Board.

Posted October 31, 2018 at 5:49 am by

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

Its time to vote! Not just in the Novem­ber 6 gen­er­al elec­tion but its time to elect board mem­bers for the Mullis Cen­ter Oper­a­tions Com­mit­tee.  Eli­gi­ble vot­ers are any­one 60 years of age and old­er, or dis­abled, and a res­i­dent of San Juan Island in 2018. If you are a mem­ber of the Mullis Cen­ter and receive the Senior Sig­nalsnewslet­ter you bal­lot is enclosed. Oth­er­wise, you can stop by the Mullis Cen­ter at 589 Nash Street to vote. To mail in your, bal­lot be sure to print your name and address on the enve­lope and mail your stamped enve­lope to, The Mullis Cen­ter, P.O. Box 684, Fri­day Har­bor, WA 98250. You may vote for as many as sev­en can­di­dates includ­ing write-ins. Those who have applied are pro­filed below. Bal­lots must be received by 2:00 pm on Novem­ber 26, 2018. Be sure to “read more” to see all of the candidates.

Carolyn Adler - Contributed photo

Car­olyn Adler: I am run­ning for re-elec­tion to the board. It has been my plea­sure to be your Trea­sur­er for the last two years. I have lived in Fri­day Har­bor for over 25 years and love liv­ing in this com­mu­ni­ty. My two kids–a daugh­ter and a son-grad­u­at­ed from Fri­day Har­bor High School. I have

three grandkids–two boys and one girl. One of my grand­sons lives here and goes to the Mid­dle School. I am a vol­un­teer for the Mullis Cen­ter in the kitchen for Senior Lunch­es on Mon­days and Thurs­days. When we have Fri­day Fun Bin­go Lunch you will see me there. Vol­un­teer­ing for the Cen­ter is so much fun. Some­times I vol­un­teer as a dri­ver for the Home Deliv­ery Meals and work in the office when I am need­ed. Thank you for your support!

Nancy Geist - Contributed photo

Nan­cy Geist: I’m new to the island and even new­er to the Mullis Cen­ter (March 2018), but I am by no means a new­bie to vol­un­teer­ing. Since being at the Cen­ter, I have become active in vol­un­teer­ing in the office a cou­ple of shifts each week, help­ing with the Nutri­tion Pro­gram by cashier­ing, serv­ing meals and delivering

for the Home Deliv­ery Meal pro­gram, and work­ing on var­i­ous spe­cial projects. I also vol­un­teer for the Pan­cake Break­fast and am serv­ing as inter­im Sec­re­tary on the Oper­a­tions Com­mit­tee board. I also chair the Mem­ber­ship Com­mit­tee, main­tain the mem­ber­ship data­base and serve on the Elec­tion Plan­ning Com­mit­tee. I real­ly enjoy being part of the Mullis Cen­ter activ­i­ties and pro­grams for the bet­ter­ment of San Juan Island seniors. I would appre­ci­ate your vote to con­tin­ue on the board for a new three-year term.

Terry Sanders - Contributed photo

Ter­ry Sanders: I am run­ning for re-elec­tion to the Mullis Cen­ter board. High­lights of my back- ground include a B.A. in Economics/ Busi­ness Admin, sail­ing across the Atlantic in a 55-foot sail­boat, build­ing a 70-foot fer­ro cement motor sail­boat, and being a USCG 100-Ton Mas­ter yacht

cap­tain since 1983. San Juan Island has been my home port since 1982. I have been a vol­un­teer dri­ver for the Mullis Cen­ter and Home Deliv­ery Meal pro­gram in the past and have served on the Mullis Cen­ter Oper­a­tions Com­mit­tee board for sev­en years. I enjoy com­ing to the Cen­ter for the con­gre­gate lunch­es and inter­act­ing with oth­er seniors. I would wel­come the oppor­tu­ni­ty to con­tin­ue serv­ing on the Oper­a­tions Com­mit­tee for anoth­er three-year term.

Dennis Busse - Contributed photo

Den­nis Busse: My wife Made­lyn and I retired to Fri­day Har­bor in 2009. Pri­or to that, my career was focused on devel­op­ing ser­vices for per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties in Taco­ma, Chica­go, and Den­ver. I am a reg­u­lar vol­un­teer dri­ver for Mullis Center’s off-island trips and Home Deliv­ery Meal pro­gram. Anoth­er major vol­un­teer focus has been with The San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre where I have worked both on and off stage. I would wel­come the oppor­tu­ni­ty to serve on the Mullis Cen­ter Oper­a­tions Committee.


Martha J. Huleatte - Contributed photo

Martha J. Huleat­te, Ed.D. : I am a retired state-lev­el edu­ca­tion­al admin­is­tra­tor, most recent­ly work­ing in career and tech­ni­cal edu­ca­tion. I have lived on San Juan Island for 17 years, hav­ing moved here from New Jersey
when I retired. I hold a doc­tor­ate in edu­ca­tion­al admin­is­tra­tion from Rut­gers Uni­ver­si­ty. I have vol­un­teered in the com­mu­ni­ty begin­ning just a few months after I arrived. I have served on the board of the Joyce L. Sobel Fam­i­ly Resource Cen­ter since 2002 and have been pres­i­dent since 2017.

I have also been a mem­ber of the board of Unit­ed Way of San Juan Coun­ty since 2006, serv­ing as sec­re­tary and mem­ber of the exec­u­tive com­mit­tee from 2007 to 2016. As part of my work for Unit­ed Way, I man­age the com­put­er refur­bish­ment pro­gram. We receive donat­ed com­put­ers, clean and repair, and then donate them to indi­vid­u­als or fam­i­lies who would not oth­er­wise be able to afford a com­put­er. I run a very small com­put­er ser­vice busi­ness, con­cen­trat­ing on minor hard­ware repairs and sys­tem man­age­ment. In my spare time, I enjoy gar­den­ing, read­ing, play­ing with my many com­put­ers and spend­ing time with my daugh­ter and granddaughter.

Stephen Shubert - Contributed photo

Stephen Shu­bert: Hi, I am run­ning for re-elec­tion to the Mullis Cen­ter Oper­a­tions Com­mit­tee on the Novem­ber bal­lot. I decid­ed to run because I am com­mit­ted to see­ing the Senior Cen­ter grow and pros­per for many years to come.

Cur­rent­ly, I am a reg­u­lar vol­un­teer dri­ver for the Home Deliv­ery Meal pro­gram and serve on Mem­ber­ship com­mit­tees. I am active­ly involved in the affairs of the Cen­ter and would like to see more senior pro­grams and activ­i­ties at Mullis. I am com­mit­ted to account­able and trans­par­ent actions by the Oper­a­tions Com­mit­tee and wel­come senior input into the oper­a­tions of the Cen­ter. Thank you for your consideration.



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