Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc. (PALKI) Annual Members Meeting will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. using a virtual Zoom meeting

The 2022 Annual Members Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, February 5, 2021.  The agenda for this meeting is as follows: 

Welcome and President’s Report
Treasurer’s report
Executive Director’s report
Safety Officer’s report 
Announcement of Board member voting result
Meeting of new BoD members to select new officers (closed session)
Announcement of new BoD officers to annual meeting participants
New President’s statement   

There are three (3) incumbent Board members running for re-election to 2 year terms – Geoff Beaty, Glenn Funk and Bryce Hoffman.

Current Board Officers are:

Glenn Funk – President
Laura Franklin – Vice President
Geoff Beaty – Treasurer
Don McCormick – Secretary

Active PALKI members will receive an email invitation to the meeting with a key to vote for the Board candidates electronically.  Members without an email address on file will receive a paper ballot.  All electronic voting must be concluded by 3:30 p.m. Saturday, February 5 or if voting by mail ballot must be received by that time and date.

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Board Candidates

Geoff Beaty

Board Treasurer

We have been visiting the Mendonoma Coast for 40 years.  When Wendy and I retired, there wasn’t much debate over where we would live.  We have called The Sea Ranch home since 2010.

I have tried to pay back the privilege of living on the coast through community involvement, and am currently on the boards of the Coast Life Support District and the Mendonoma Health Alliance. It has been my pleasure to also participate in the governance of PALKI for the last seven years, first as its legal advisor then six years as a board member.  I currently serve as Treasurer.  Ensuring the endurance of the physical lighthouse, and the memories of those who served here, for the enjoyment of future generations is very rewarding.  I would be pleased to continue that contribution to our community.

Glenn A. Funk, Ph.D.

Board President

Following his retirement from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory  in 2005, Glenn Funk and his wife Kalynn took up full-time residency in Anchor Bay, 10 miles south of Point Arena, on the Mendocino Coast.  In his 16 years as a “local” Glenn has supported several community service programs, including the USCG Auxiliary, Coastal Seniors, Project Santa, the Gualala Arts Center and the Harbor Seal Docent program.  Glenn has been a member of the Lighthouse Board of Directors for the past ten years.  He is currently Board President.

Glenn has been in love with lighthouses for decades, since before his years as a Naval officer.  He feels strongly that lighthouses are among the most important elements of American maritime history to preserve, and that their common reference as historic structures is somewhat premature – they remain to this day a key element in safe coastal navigation around the World.  Working with PALKI has provided him an opportunity to directly support this belief; he would very much like to continue serving “our lighthouse.”

Bryce G. Hoffman

I am a bestselling author and internationally recognized expert on strategy and planning. I started my own global company – Red Team Thinking – in 2017, and I have lectured at U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and the National University of Singapore. I grew up on the South Coast and graduated from Point Arena High School in 1987.

I have long believed the Point Arena Lighthouse is one of the most important symbols of our community. I can’t remember how many times I have made my way up its winding steps, either alone or with visiting family or friends, but the first time was back in 1984. When I left the Coast ten years later, the lighthouse was one of the first things that I thought of whenever I thought of home. Once a webcam was installed, I used to check it whenever I felt homesick.

When I finally moved back here in 2019, I was amazed at the condition of the lighthouse, which seemed to have improved markedly over the intervening quarter century, thanks to the phenomenal stewardship PALKI has provided to this coastal treasure. I became a lifetime member. When I was asked to serve out the remaining term of a departing board member in 2020, I jumped at the opportunity to play a small role in maintaining our light for future generations.

With your support, I look forward to continuing to support PALKI in this important mission.