LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
General Monthly Meeting, Thursday, May 18
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Bainbridge Performing Arts
9:30 - 9:45 am Coffee and Conversation
April Guest Speaker
Greg Robinson-Chief Curator, Bainbridge Art Museum
Greg Robinson is the Chief Curator of Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, previously serving as Executive Director and Curator. Greg’s career in the arts started while director of facilities planning at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City in the 1980s – while there he curated one of the largest hospital art collections in the country.
Previously he has been executive director of the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner (five years), director of William Traver Gallery in Tacoma (three years), and executive director of Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle (seven years).
Greg has participated in numerous jury processes for exhibitions and awards, and has served on the Betty Bowen Award Committee of Seattle Art Museum for 16 years. He has curated dozens of exhibitions ranging from solo shows and retrospectives, group and theme shows, and media-based exhibits. He has also been involved in publishing several books related to artists in the Puget Sound region.
He is originally from Seattle and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, and master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University.
If you would like to tour BIMA and / or have lunch at the BIMA Bistro on May 18th, please contact Jan Frankina
Photo Credit: Sarah Lorse
At our next general membership meeting to be held on May 18th, all of those in attendance will be voting on the slate of incoming BIWC Board of Director member nominees. New Board members will be officially installed at our Spring Luncheon on June 15th.
Outgoing - Lenae Jenkins
Incoming - Sheryl Todd
Outgoing - Sheryl Todd
Incoming - Barbara Kirk
Remaining - Mickey Santina
Remaining - Judy Beason
SECRETARY: Outgoing - Rhonda King
Incoming - Julie Williams
TREASURER: Remaining - Karen Faye
Outgoing - Jan Frankina
& Kim McLaughlin
Incoming - Kay Garvey & Loretta Cummins
OUTREACH: Remaining - Sheryl Todd
Remaining - Rhonda King
Remaining - Cathy Shattuck
Outgoing - Maurie Louis
Incoming - Lenae Jenkins
Remaining - Ellen Boughn
I would like to thank the 36 members who took the time to answer the three survey questions. Unfortunately, those members comprise less than 25% of total membership which currently stands at 152. In order for this to be an effective tool as we prepare for our upcoming year, we need a much higher level of participation from you, our BIWC members.
I strongly encourage each one of you to take a minute to complete the questionnaire. BIWC is your organization and here is your opportunity to provide your feedback. For your convenience a link to the survey site is posted above.
Meet Kim McLaughlin
I attended college in Michigan and Ohio where I studied Industrial Design with emphases in Product Design. Upon graduation, I was hired by Henry Dreyfuss Associates and moved to NYC for my career. I continued working in Industrial Design and moved to Stuttgart, Germany where I designed racing car seats for Recaro and Playmobile toys.
After Germany, I returned to NYC for work and eventually back to Michigan to work for General Motors on the GM Pavilion at E.P.C.O.T Center for Disney as a project manager within the design center located in Warren, Michigan. After completing the project with Disney, I moved to San Francisco to work on an educational pavilion to be built in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia for educating Saudi Arabian children about the production of oil and gas.
While in San Francisco I met my first husband and we moved to Mill Valley, CA for 15 years. I worked in San Francisco as a designer, had my first two children Peter and Grace (16 months apart), and embarked on what became a 3 ½ year project renovating an 1893 home. We eventually sold our home and moved to Jackson Hole. Because my husband wanted to return to his roots in the Pacific Northwest, we moved to Seattle where he had attended business school at UW. We lived in the Broadmoor neighborhood, where I served on the Board of the Bush School and as their Auction Chair and had my third child, Hunter. Full circle, three more moves, to Michigan, Palo Alto for a period of two years where I was the Business Development Manager for a Design firm IDEO with offices internationally, and then back to Michigan where I opened a gallery and sold real estate. I began painting in 1989, and had two solo shows in Seattle at the Kimzey Miller Gallery - now the Patricia RovzarGallery. I have owned two galleries, and have shown in eight additional galleries. I first published my work in 2002 with limited editions. I love art and hope to continue to paint following in my mother's footsteps, who is still actively painting at 84.
I moved to Bainbridge in 2005, where I live with my second husband Jack-who many of you know has been our "techy" during presentations! Bainbridge Island is now our home and we enjoy it very much, and have many friends here. I have been working in Real Estate for the past 20 years as a Broker, a Manager for Coldwell Banker Bain's Corporate Relocation, and I currently enjoy a small office on the island.
Kim, your efforts as Program Chair have brought we club members so many enlightening speakers! We are going to miss you as Program Chair as your term winds down this June. Thank you for sharing your interesting story, and your devotion to BI Women's Club!
- Dining Out - This group is open to singles and couples.
- Ladies of the Evening - Dining out for women only.
- Rotating In-Home Dining - This group is open to singles and couples.
Whether your garden is a pot on your front step or an acre in your backyard, we would love to have you join our group of gardening gals. No green thumb required! Please contact
Soil Sisters tiptoeing through the Trilliums in Woodinville!
- Paper towels
- Lysol spray
- Black sharpies
- Black pens
- Hair brushes
- Booster seats with seat belt for toddlers
- Toiletries of travel or regular size: Shampoo, Body Wash, Deodorant, Toothpaste
- Tomato paste
- Canned fruit cocktail, mandarin oranges, pineapple, etc.
Dear Fellow Members,
As Outreach Chair, I am asking that all of you extend a hand to our neighbors in need with a contribution of goods or money. For those of you who wish to write a check to Helpline House or the YWCA's battered women's shelter, you will receive a tax deductible receipt. I look forward to seeing you at the April 20, BIWC General Meeting with gifts in hand.
Here is an inspirational quote for you to consider:
"That's what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you feel as if it costs you nothing."- Simone de Beauvoir
Toiletries of all kinds including: Toothpaste and brushes, Razors, Feminine hygiene products, Shampoos and conditioners
YWCA ALIVE PROGRAM: Toilet paper, Paper towels, Garbage bags, Black ink pens, Hair brushes
Thank you all for your continued support for these two organization that do so much to lift up lives.
Sheryl Todd, Outreach Chair
JoEst Buehner is now our BIWC Care and Concern Secretary. If you are aware of a fellow member who is ill or experiencing a difficulty in her life, please contact JoEst