The longtime board president for the Women’s Community Center of San Luis Obispo County, Angie King of San Luis Obispo, has retired after more than 10 years in the position.
The center, which primarily hosts legal clinics and a telephone hotline for women’s assistance, is run by volunteers.
Throughout her time there, King volunteered while being employed as director of the nonprofit Senior Legal Services, from which she retired in 2008.
King, 70, led the team of women who turned what was once the unincorporated “Women’s Resource Center” into the registered nonprofit organization Women’s Community Center in 2000.
King said the motivation for her work at the center was an “interest in women’s rights, in equal access to resources.”
In addition to providing legal counsel and resources to help women navigate the court system, the center provides non-custodial parents with volunteer monitors to meet court requirements for supervised visitation after divorce, and produces The Women’s Press, a bi-monthly newspaper with a distribution of 6,000.
King added that the center has collaborated with a number of other local women’s organizations on seminars to improve women’s financial literacy.
“I think we have set up a base that will foster lasting relationships among those groups serving women in our county,” she said.
In 2002, King received the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association John L. Seitz Award in recognition of community service, and in 1999, she received the League of Women Voters’ Mary Rhodes Leadership Award, as well as Cuesta College’s Woman of Distinction award.
King has been replaced by incoming board President Robin Rinzler of Arroyo Grande, who has served on the board since 2006.
The new editor of the Women’s Press will be Sonia Paz Baronvine of San Luis Obispo, president of the Mellowswan Foundation, an international all-volunteer nonprofit medical foundation that helps orphans with deformities worldwide obtain medical care.
The Women’s Community Center of San Luis Obispo County is located at 1124-D Nipomo St. in downtown San Luis Obispo.
— Julia Hickey
HR group picks new board of directors
The Human Resources Association of the Central Coast has installed its 2011 Board of Directors.
Rhonda Hunter of Limberg Eye Surgery is the new president, with members Donna Moon of GBP&G Tax and Business Advisors; Lori Paris of the San Luis Obispo County YMCA; David Mulder of San Luis Paper; Collette Canning of FizioMed, Inc.; Louise Matheny of Morris & Garritano; and Linda Schaedle of the Business and Career OneStop of San Luis Obispo County.
Committee leadership includes: Laura Segura of the Business and Career OneStop of San Luis Obispo County; Tiffany Barnick of Volt Workforce Solutions; Gail Kissinger of Oncology-Hematology Medical Association; and Thomas Wood of Martin Resorts Inc.
The Human Resources Association of the Central Coast provides educational opportunities and networking for local human resource professionals and students.
The club meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Madonna Inn.
— Julia Hickey