(W) Ann M. Martin, Gale Galligan (A/CA) Gale Galligan. Dawn Schafer is the newest member of The Baby-sitters Club. While she's still adjusting to life in Stoneybrook after moving from sunny California* she's eager to accept her first big job. But taking care of the three Barrett kids would be too much for any baby-sitter. The house is always a mess* the kids are out of control* and Mrs. Barrett never does any of the things she promises. On top of all that* Dawn wants to fit in with the other members of the BSC* but she can't figure out how to get along with Kristy. Was joining The Baby-sitters Club a mistake?