Friends Board of Directors

 

Friends of the Library Board of Directors

Friends Board Members

Sherryl Longhofer, President
John Conlee, Vice-President
Ken Peterson, Secretary
Christy Molzen, Treasurer
Lisa Sandmeyer, Past-President
Carol Ball
Janice Bingham
Sally Henson
Cathy Minarik
Janet Nelson
John Petterson
Gary Spray
Susan Stover
Marci Tarrant
Jim Wilson

Become a Board Member

About the Friends

For more than 40 years, the Friends of the Library have strived to achieve a singular goal: Aid the library by staying on the cutting edge of technology, services and programs that promote lifelong learning. Since 1971, the Friends have donated more than $1.6 million to the library.

The Friends are not a small organization. We have evolved into three lines of business:

  • The Chandler Booktique
  • Online Sales
  • Book and Media Sales

The Friends is a membership organization. We want mass numbers of our community to join and advocate for our wonderful library.

The Friends board is a working board. This means that members are expected to serve on at least two committees and help at the sales. Board members serve a three year term and are eligible to sign on for a second term. After two terms, the member must take a year before attempting to re-join. This ensures a fresh perspective and the opportunity to benefit from new expertise.

How to apply to become a board member

Fill out and return the application. Applications may be turned in any time of year. The Nominating Committee submits a slate of nominees to be voted on by the Friends membership. Occasionally vacancies are available to be filled mid-year. Otherwise, below is the timeline for the process:

  • Sept. 10 – All applications due for the following year
  • Sept. 11-30 – Members of the nominating committee will contact applicants to interview and answer questions.
  • October – Applicants to be nominated will receive an invitation to the Annual meeting the first Sunday in November.
  • Second Tuesday in November – New Friends board members are invited to the regular Friends Board meeting
  • December – New board member orientation
  • Board meetings are the second Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September and November at 3:45 in the Anton Room.