GPFS Board Member Update

We have recently had several changes to our GPFS Board of Directors line-up. Wed like to welcome new Board Members Rebecca Olson, Suzanne Parker and Heidi Bingham. Rebecca Olson, who teaches and performs in Vancouver and Portland, will be joining the Board as Secretary. Suzanne Parker, former GPFS President, has rejoined the GPFS Board as Member at Large. Suzanne teaches and performs in Portland. Heidi Bingham, new to the Portland area, will be joining the Board as a Member at Large. Also, Sam Louke, engineer, computer guy, trombonist, and my husband, will be joining the Board as Webmaster, replacing Chris Leck, who did a fabulous job designing and maintaining the GPFS Website for many years. Welcome!

Dr. Marilyn Shotola has left her position as Vice President of GPFS and will remain on the Board as a Member at Large. Sandy Duffy Norman has left her position as Commercial Membership Chair, but will remain on the Board and be in charge of Hospitality. LeeAnn Sterling has left her position as Fund Raiser, but will take over the position of Commercial Membership Chair. Sandy, Marilyn and LeeAnn have done a wonderful job on the Board, and were pleased that they will continue to be involved, albeit in different Board positions.

Wed also like to thank departing Board Members Chris Leck, Webmaster, and Members at Large Kathryn Braillier, Marc Grafe and Sharon Northe for their service to the Board. Marc will remain on the Board in an advisory capacity.

These changes still leave a few Board positions open. If you are interested in more information about getting more involved and joining the Board in one of the open positions, or as a Member at Large, please contact any Board Member or Phyllis Louke at palouke@comcast.net or 503/579-6987.