Welcome FOL New Board Members
By Dolores Philpot
Something old, something new the saying goes, and among the new as board member is Bob Ramger, presently in an At Large position, but a member since 1999. His resume includes two stints as past President and six years as Board member. Presently he helps with book drops (donation bin) and our quarterly book sales.
Another long time FOL supporter is Lisa Misosky, who reports a similar longevity as a Friend of the Library, 15-18 years, but is now an At Large Member of the Board. Besides running Southland Books, which keeps her very busy, she still found time to help organize our eBay store effort and continues to contribute books to our Jail Library outreach.
Board members, Mary Moore (At Large), Betty Jo Fowler (Treasurer), Dolores Philpot (At Large), Lew Abramson (At Large), and Bob Meyer (Secretary), and Claudia Erwin are newer to FOL. Their time as members varies from 3 months to 6 years. Volunteer jobs are many and varied.
Mary is in charge of the fiction books for book sales as well as staffing during the sales. Betty Jo also helps in the book sales as well as volunteering in the Reference Department and Computer lab. Dolores is involved as newsletter writer, Ex Libris, and the Jailbirds (Jail Library outreach). Lew values eBay books, and picks up cardboard boxes for book sale use. Bob Meyer works the book sales. Claudia helps manage Social Media areas for FOL. This includes Facebook, Pinterest and soon, Twitter. She also helps with eBay work and is a member of the Jailbirds group.
Besides the Friends’ volunteer work, some of the new group of Board members find time for other community involvement including Alcoa Kiwanis (Bob Ramger), Blount County Retired Teachers Association (Mary), Gate-Gateway to Independence, AARP taxes, Operation Christmas Child (Betty Jo), and Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club and Second Harvest (Bob Myers).
Pictured from Left to right are:
Betty Jo Fowler, Bob Myers, Delores Philpot, Lew Abramson, Mary Moore, Bob Ramger. Missing: Claudia Erwin, Lisa Misosky