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Mason County senior center director stepping down

Shelton-Mason County Journal of Shelton, Washington

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Terri Shaw, who for the past seven years has served as executive director of the Mason County Senior Activities Association (MCSAA) and Center, is leaving the organization to live near family in the Dallas area.

During Shaw's tenure, the group purchased The Pavilion at Sentry Park for $850,000 and moved from its center at 826 W. Railroad Ave.

Shaw's last day is July 13, but she will return for a farewell party at 1 p.m. July 15 at the center at 190 W. Sentry Drive, Shelton.

Lunch is also available that day at noon for $3. Alpine Way is catering the meal of barbecue chicken, rice pilaf and green beans. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP by calling the center at 426-7374.

Shaw led the drive to purchase The Pavilion in February 2013. The group had outgrown its 6,000-square-foot building in downtown Shelton. The move gives the group 16,000 square feet.

Last year, Shaw and former MCSAA Board President John Wyatt wrote the Washington State Capital Fund grant that awarded $400,000 to the group for renovations to The Pavilion.

In a news release, MCSAA Board President Steve Townsend said, "We are so grateful for Terri's passion, variety of talents and tireless efforts over seven years to move our organization forward. We were surprised by her decision to leave, but understand the importance of family. We will miss her."

In the news release, Verda "Sam" Selby, who was board president when Shaw was hired in 2009, said, "We asked Terri to accomplish three goals: First, to attract more seniors and younger seniors to our organization; second, to expand and enrich our activities and programming; and third, to find us a larger senior center with more and safe parking. Terri has achieved these goals brilliantly."

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Original Publication Date: June 23, 2016

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