The GBLHS Board for 2021
President: JoAnn Taylor
Vice President: Lillian McGinnis
Treasurer: Monica Taylor
Secretary: Mark Freeman
JoAnn Taylor has lived in Bonney Lake for over 16 years. She retired in 2012 after more than 22 years from King County Housing Authority where she held a variety of positions including Office Manager, Payroll Accountant and Accounts Receivable. She has vast experience with non-profit organizations as she is currently a member and new president of the Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society, a member of the Altar Society at St. Andrews Church, the Scheduler for Eucharistic Ministers at St. Andrews Church and she volunteers at the Bonney Lake Senior Center. In addition, she has held the positions of President of the Jr League Football Program, Bingo Manager for a non-profit, Athletic Director for the South Puget Sound Junior Football League, President of the PTSA for her children’s schools and in her spare time she raised four successful children.
Lillian S. McGinnis is a retired Bank Branch Manager having worked in the banking industry over 23 years and retail sales management over 5 years. Ms. McGinnis received her A.A. degree in Technical Arts in Banking & Finance from Tacoma Community College and her Branch Operations Diploma from the American Institute of Banking. She served for 8 years at the Treasurer of the Bonney Lake Chamber and is currently serving as a Chamber Ambassador. She is also a Past President of Soropimist International of Auburn. She has been a community volunteer for over 40 years and has been with Beautify Bonney Lake since its inception. Ms. McGinnis is currently serving as Treasurer and Executive Director. Her duties include handling the financial obligations and financial reporting of the organization. She also handles the day to day operational activities of the organization.
Monica Taylor has lived in Bonney Lake for 18 years.
She is a senior cost accountant at a major aerospace company. She graduated with a B.S. in Accounting and minor in mathematics from Central Washington University. She is the current treasurer of the Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society (GBLHS). In her free time, she enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.
Mark Freeman has lived in the Bonney Lake area since 1965, growing up in Lake Jane Estates. He was part of the original group forming what became the GBLHS, and was involved for about 3 years before having to leave the organization due to outside workload. Local history is a longtime interest, so after a 15-year break he has returned to the GBLHS to help contribute to a worthwhile cause – to find, document, display and celebrate the history of this place we call home. Mark has served as a past president of the Sumner Band Parents Association and the University of Washington Husky Band Foundation, and is the current stadium announcer for the Sumner High School Marching Band. He recently retired from Boeing after 29 years, 20 of which were spent as a Lean Manufacturing analyst and workplace coach. Much of that included asking a lot of questions and applying critical thinking - separating facts from perception in the workplace in order to advance improvements to the manufacturing process. In dealing with history, this is one way to determine whether a good story is a true story!
The objective of the Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society is to discover, preserve, and disseminate knowledge about the history of the Greater Bonney Lake area.