Member Spotlights

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December 2018 — This special project was initiated by Carol Mutter and began during her presidency in early 2017.

  • Members are called upon to participate in this project by writing their abbreviated bio of what they wish to share.
  • Additional renditions submitted may not be considered once the original Spotlight is submitted.
  • Information about the member being “spotlighted” is not allowed to be “added to” their bio without the member’s permission.
  • Prior to being published, the bio is proofed for grammatical and fact-checking edits by the Friday Morning Message (FMM)/News publishing team.

The list below reflects members who are scheduled to be spotlighted and those who already have been. A separate list at the very bottom of this page is of members who have declined the offer (permanently, and temporarily).

View published member spotlighted articles (from FMM’s): Member Spotlights (Google Photos). Dates below are subject to change.


Holiday Break: Dec. 20, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021

2020 Spotlights

Dates TBD


Holiday Break: Dec. 21, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020

2019 Spotlights

December 18 – Laurie Brown
December 6 – Nancy Lammers
November 22 – Carin Kaiser
November 8 – Jeri Day
October 25 – Barbara Fiallos
October 11 – Shirley Patterson
September 27 – Bonnie Hyra
September 13 – Sue Obremski
August 30 – Becky Ashin
August 16 – Diana Van Rossum
August 2 – Debbie Melton
July 19 – Janice Messer
July 5 – Lisa Johnson
June 21 – Karen Johnson
June 7 – Anne Smith
May 24 – Cindy Mayron
May 10 – Deolinda Armijo
April 26 – Karen Baker
April 12 – Patty Acherman
March 22 – Tessie Hagerich
March 8 – Julie Woodard
February 22 – Bobbi Gordon
February 1 – Marte Abel
January 18 – Nancy Jacobs

(* Wednesday’s)
2019 Member Spotlight’s interviewer: Yasmin John-Thorpe


Holiday Break: Dec. 22, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019


2018 Spotlights

December 14, 2018 – Paula Ables
November 30, 2018 – Louise Engstrom
November 16, 2018 – Eileen Sykora
November 2, 2018 – Sandi Beach
October 26, 2018 – Barb Hunsinger
October 5, 2018 – Carol Shelton
September 21, 2018 – Joyce Walton
August 31, 2018 – Kathi Krieg
August 17, 2018 – Angie Werner
August 3, 2018 – Pat Neel
July 20, 2018 – Cyndy Gierada
July 6, 2018 – JoAnn Haberer
June 22, 2018 – Diane Quinn
June 8, 2018 – Carol Mutter
May 25, 2018 – Joette Schenck
May 11, 2018 – Deborah Bryant
April 27, 2018 – Marianne Cobarrubias
April 13, 2018 – Peggy McGee
March 30, 2018 – Holly Crombie
March 16, 2018 – Kay Robinson
March 2, 2018 – Kathe Alves
February 16, 2018 – Jana Eaton
February 2, 2018 – Pamela Rodgers

2018 Member Spotlight’s interviewer: Yasmin John-Thorpe


2017 Spotlights

June 16, 2017 – Ruth McDermott (interviewed by Pat Neel)
April 14, 2017 – Ann Nease  (interviewed by Carol Mutter)
February 24, 2017 – Rena Craine (interviewed by Carol Mutter)
January 27, 2017 – Patti Giannasi (interviewed by Carol Mutter)


Spotlight Declines (or those who do not respond)

(alpha by last name, date of decline)

Jan Agner (Nov-Dec 2018)
Diane Aitken  (Nov-Dec 2018)
Cathy Alban  (Nov-Dec 2018)
Glenna Alstad  (Nov-Dec 2018)
Janet Anderson  (Nov-Dec 2018)
Joella Austin (Jan 2018)
Linda Bradley (August 2019) – temporarily declined
Marilyn Burkstrand (July 2019) – temporarily declined; check back in 2020
Jean Dunslayer (May 2018)
Barbara Kittle (August 2019)