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Fdday, Janua~ 15,1999 The CATALINA ISLANDER Page 3 ORe--taking over From page one permanently in 1992. Fortunately her former position had not been filled, so she slipped back into her familiar routine. During the years she worked under Patricia Moore's guidance, Stacey was given the opportunity to handle a variety of tasks beyond working on the collec- tions. The museum, fairly small as museums go, has never been subsidized by the city, so fund raising activities, grants, future planning, became a part of her responsibilities. Now, with her new title of director, looking forward to new challenges--the biggest one being expanding their financial base in order to afford doing the type of exhibits any dedicated director dreams of. at Catalina Island Museum From page one Taking over a new position is a challenge. But Jordan also under- stood, coming from a small town himself, that it would take time and effort to gain the trust and respect of the community. He jumped in head first, join- ing Rotary, becoming active in the Chamber of Conunerce, play- ing golf with the Men's Club, and relaxing with the Off The Rock Club. Carl has become a member of the Avalon family--and now, we have to say good-bye. It was a difficult decision to make when Jordan was offered a position at the Lake Forest Branch near Mission Viejo. The job offered had a lot of potential for career growth. But Carl has grown to love Avalon, and leaving was difficult to contemplate. He and his room- mate Joel Orozco have enjoyed friendships here that are actually more like family. "The closest friends I've ever had live here. I truly care about them," said Jordan. "They under- stand why I have to leave." There are many things that Carl will miss when he leaves for his new job early this February. Walking to work (instead of an hour commute), playing golf on this course, knowing all the faces and places, his staff. "TMs is the best staff that I have ever worked with for with " smile. But he is also looking forward Keep the Winter Blues at Bay- FillYour Home with Flowers! Aniraal Hospital of Catalina (310) 510-2221 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10.'00 am - 4:00pro Vet on hand - Sunday & Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00pm Dr. Overskei, DVM jbrmer Santa Barbara Zoo Vet Call describing, in 150 words or less, why that person deserves the accolade. We will run all of the nominations that we receive throughout January. The winner will be announced at the end of January and will receive dinner for four at a local restaurant. That's dinner for the person of the year, his or her guest, the nominator and his or her guest. Please send entries to: The Catalina Islander P.O. Box 428 Avalon, CA 90704 or FAX to: 510-2882 Call 510-0500 for more information. OFF "FHE WALL What do you like most about winter and why? compiled by TRAVIS PORTER Maureen Grissom Ken Cooper Bob and Johnny Santa Cruz Jim Pyke "The change of the "The water's better---better seasons--it's colorful." visibility" "I like the winter because "You can sit in the sun on everything is slower and the a cold day and be warmed unique smell of the plants by it." in the morning." * Individual & Group Medical and Dental * Vision & Prescription Drugs * Life & Disability Insurance * Medicare Supplements Please call Audrey Clasen today for free quotes at 310-510-3554 It's time to /Advertise nominations to us along with a letter ii i1! "A lot of nice things have been said it really makes me feel good knowing that I'll truly be missed." Carl knows that it may be dif- ficult to get used to a new face, and asks that we give whoever takes his chair a chance to show that they can do their job well. "I need to go do my thing---but my ideal would be to come back in fifteen or twenty years to retire." Well Carl--we certainly hope it won't be that long. this familiar face behind the desk. - can treat anypet Track lighting, redoing all the Stacey Otte is the new director at the Catalina Island Museum flooring, redoing the ships' comer photo by MARIE WHITTINGTON . mall this requires money. system is up and running, provid- goes home to Samantha and ing an inventory of the archaeologi- Mishka, her two Island cats and m cal collections and a new storage cockatiels Angel and Churchill, unit at the airport has controlled who provide a welcome change temperature and humidity to pro- of pace from working with antiq- tect and preserve the collections, uities all day. Jordan--moving to mainland Time Magazine has "Man of the Year", People Magazine has its "Most to living near his family again and enjoying all the things the "big Influential People of the Year" and city" has to offer. The Catalina Islander has its "Person And so we must bid adieu to of the Year." Please send your