Annual Members' Board Meeting
Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
at the Gualala Arts Center
The nominations for Board Officers for 2007 are Jim Grenwelge as President, Michele Marshall as Vice President,
Paddy Batchelder as Secretary, and Don Kemp as Treasurer. The February 21 meeting will present financial and membership
accounting from 2006, followed by a brief summary of other major program results. Then the nominations for both new Board
Members and Officers will be presented and nominations may be made from the floor. The meeting will conclude with the
elections: first of new board members, then of officers.
Meet the New Candidates for the Board of Gualala Arts
Gualala Arts had a Board of Directors vacancy in September. On the Nominating Committee's recommendation, the
Board voted unanimously to ask Susan Sandoval to join and she did so in November. Two other long-time Board members will
"term out" after six years of service in January and the Nominating Committee recommended Betsi Carey and Marty Linker to
fill their seats.
Susan Sandoval has degrees in psychology, biology, counseling and law, plus a couple of decades of work
experience. She worked as a school psychologist and president of the California Association of School Psychologists and then
she started a statewide union for school psychologists and social workers. She worked on why kids didn't fit into California's
educational systems and what programs might work for educating them: special ed, gifted and behavior improvement
programs. She eventually got her law degree at UC Davis to extend her problem-solving approaches and ability to do legal
research - expanding her scope in labor and disability related law. Susan is currently working on a rewrite of Gualala Arts'
Human Resources Policy, plus continuing to work on the Gualala Arts Library and at the Dolphin gallery. Her interest in fiber
arts results in projects in process on her three looms plus some in basketry. She is on the Point Arena School Board and a
Betsi Carey's education and work experience centered on sociology and psychology until she became a nurse
practitioner and began working in the San Mateo County Jails. She lives on a rotating cycle of nine days here and then five
days in San Mateo. Betsi is involved in local disaster preparation, gardening at the posh squash, knitting, sewing, and backstrap
weaving. Like Susan Sandoval, her passion is textiles. Both women have studied weaving with Jacquetta Nisbet. Betsi
participates in several groups at Gualala Arts: Culinary Arts, Lecture Committee, and the Membership Committee.
Marty Linker grew up in New York, where he became an accountant and lawyer. He worked for the US Treasury
Department for several years, then for Ernst & Young concentrating on international tax law, and then performed both attorney
and financial management functions for a large financial conglomerate. After semi-retiring in mid-1990, and dabbling in tax
consulting and fast food businesses, he moved to upstate New York, and started different roles including Ski Patrol and
volunteer medic. This lead to larger mountains as he and his wife moved to Vail, Colorado, until skiing injuries and a
grandchild being born in Point Arena brought them to our coast. Marty and his wife got involved in Hikes for Health and the
Culinary Arts Guild and were amazed how much there was to do here. Marty's wife, Maria, does water color painting and
Located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, California,
the Arts Center is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information.