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

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.



Posted on October 31, 2018 at 5:49 am by

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