11/11/2009: "Mary Blevins Retires from The Whale Museum"
For more than 27 years, Mary Blevins has been a significant member of The Whale Museum staff. She began as the bookkeeper in July of 1982 and quickly became a trusted teammate. With her bright smile and kind, competent manner, Mary has held various roles from Interim Director (twice!) to her most recent role as the Associate Director of Business and Finance.
Since she began her tenure, executive directors have considered her as their right hand -and this director is no different. As Mary retires from the Museum, we are all saddened and will miss her tremendously. It does come as a great relief that San Juan is a small island and Friday Harbor is a close-knit community. (Our great loss is the Community Theatre’s gain!) We look forward to seeing Mary somewhere in town every day and will always consider her a part of our Whale Museum family.
Please join us on Tuesday, November 17 (4 p.m. until 6 p.m.) at The Whale Museum as we celebrate Mary and wish her well on her “retirement.” (Sharing of “Mary” memories, gifts and good wishes are appropriate!)
Jenny L. Atkinson
The Whale Museum