In the Mailbag…

Posted October 27, 2021 at 5:40 am by

In the SJ Update Mail­bag this morn­ing we have this let­ter from Frank Penwell…

Dear Islanders,

Mullis Cen­ter elec­tion issues of 2021 are important.


  • Senior Vot­ing rights.  The cur­rent Board end­ed vot­ing rights, and it took a 2‑year law­suit to force that Board to hold elec­tions.  WHY?
  • Ques­tions sur­round­ing finances.  The cur­rent Board has recent­ly filed 3 IRS 990 revi­sions that involve over $500,000 in move­ment of senior assets.  The cur­rent Exec­u­tive Board would not allow fel­low com­mit­tee mem­bers access to those finan­cial doc­u­ments, nor would they allow an audit to take place.   WHY?
  • Mem­ber­ship rights.  The cur­rent Board held secret meet­ings to change Bylaws.  Those changes took away choic­es and rights of seniors with­out Due Process.  WHY?

The can­di­dates rec­om­mend­ed below have pledged to:

  • Vote for an audit to pro­tect senior assets and assure accountability.
  • Devel­op a Senior Bill of Rights, and have it approved by Mem­ber­ship, so no future Board can use back room actions to end estab­lished over­sight of the Mullis Center.
  • Fight to guar­an­tee that all seniors and dis­abled peo­ple retain over­sight and con­trol of their Mullis Senior Center.

Any­one over 60, dis­abled and liv­ing on San Juan can vote.  Please vote at the Mullis Senior Cen­ter Novem­ber 8–11 between 11:30 and 3:30.  Please help restore own­er­ship and rights to seniors and dis­abled peo­ple.  Vote for all 15:  Paul Arroyo, Clay­ton Ban­ry, Car­rie Brooks, Kath­leen Com­mins, Bar­bara Dra­gin, David Hon­ey­well, Nan­cy Hon­ey­well, Min­nie Knych, Jeff Mus­burg­er, Frank Pen­well, Shan­non Plum­mer, Robert Reil­ly, Marie Skuf­fee­da, Rich Swen­son, Dwight Ware.

Frank M. Penwell

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