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Ivin and Pearl (Stucki) Gee

Mission at the Polynesian Cultural Center

From: "Update" - Polynesian Cultural Center Employee Newsletter

Laie, Hawaii, November 9, 1984.

Two volunteer workers are now acting as host and hostess of the Cultural Center Mission Complex Chapel. Ivin and Pearl Gee of Lander, Wyoming have been called by the First Presidency of the Church [of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] and the volunteer services of the Church to work at the Cultural Center for 18 months.

The Gees arrived in the islands Nov.1 with Ivin's brother, Lynn Gee and his wife Eileen. A third brother, Merrill Gee and his wife Dorothy will arrive in a few weeks. All three couples have been assigned to work in Laie as members of the LDS Church Volunteer Services. Lynn Gee will be teaching microbiology at the university and his wife will be working in the registrar's office. Merrill Gee will be teaching commercial law and seminary and his wife Dorothy will also be working at the university.

The Gee's say they are just six of nearly 26,000 more volunteer workers who are self-supporting, in addition to some 26,000 more full-time missionaries of the Church.

As host and hostess of the mission chapel, Ivin and Pearl will be telling center guests about the history and influence of Christianity in Polynesia. Says Ivin, "we will be learning as we go along."

The Gees have had plenty of experience talking with the public as they served as branch missionaries in Wyoming from 1957 to 1959 and as missionaries at the Washington, D.C. Temple from 1977 to 1979.

The couple began work on Nov.6. They will be working Monday through Friday from 12:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Gees live in Temple View Apartments and say that they really love Hawaii.