Barbara is liaison to the following congregations:
Tallahassee :: www.uutallahassee.org
Panama City :: UU Fellowship of Bay County :: www.uuofbaycounty.com
Valparaiso :: UU Fellowship of the Emerald Coast :: www.uufec.com
Pensacola :: www.uupensacola.org
Steering Committee Member
UULMF Bio–Barbara Sterling 11-2-11
1933-Born in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii. Attended Punahou School from Kindergarten until my family moved to the States when I was in High School. Earned a B.S. at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, and an MPA (Public Administration) at American University, Washington, D.C. Taught in the public schools of Fairfax, VA, and Montgomery County, MD, until I retired in 1993.
My interests have always centered around archaeology and I was thrilled by my Earthwatch Expeditions to the Grand Gulch Primitive Area, Utah, to Atiu, Cook Islands, to the Yorkshire area, England, and more. Another major interest of mine was the functioning of government and citizen advocacy. 1972-Joined the LWV (League of Women Voters). 1978-Was a member of the Mayor’s Energy Task Force in Rockville, MD. 1987-89-Chaired the Energy Conservation Advisory Committee for the Executive of Montgomery County, MD. 2001-2002-Organized the Supervisor of Election’s petition drive to put a change of City election dates on the Tallahassee ballot. We won 89′% of the vote in 2002 and City elections were moved from January-February to the state and national dates in September and November.
1980-1993-As a volunteer I worked in my Presbyterian Church’s Homeless Women’s Shelter during the cold months we were open. I was an overnight attendant once a week. In 1995 I moved to Tallahassee and volunteered at the Nature Conservancy, The Brogan Museum of Art and Science, LeMoyne Gallery, Maclay State Gardens, and at the Unitarian Church after I “found” them in 1996. And I still volunteer in those places and at the League of Women Voters in Tallahassee.
A few months ago, I sold my home in Tallahassee and moved into Westminster Oaks Retirement community. I look forward to my new volunteer efforts with UULMF.