Friends of Kalamazoo Public Library is a Michigan nonprofit corporation
governed by an elected board with two part-time employees and more than 300
dues-paying members. We are one of more than 2,000 Friends
of the Library groups nationwide.
The Friends board of directors
consists of not less than twelve nor more than fifteen members. Board members
are elected to three year terms by membership vote at the annual meeting in
May. Newly elected board members take office immediately.
There are also
four non-voting members:
Friends of Kalamazoo Public
Library officers are chosen from the elected board members at the June
meeting, and serve one year terms. Officers may serve additional terms with
The Friends decisions
and actions are guided by its Constitution, Bylaws and Mission Statement. The Board needs a quorum of
its elected members to conduct business.
members and the general public may attend board meetings in open session.
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month (except July, August
and December) in the Central
Room, 315 S Rose Street. Meetings begin at 6:30 pm.
Time is set
aside early at each meeting for public comments about the mission, policies
or practices of the Friends. Each speaker is limited to five minutes.
|Richard Joyce||President |
|Sherry Ransford-Ramsdell ||Vice President|
|Mary Loewe ||Corresponding Secretary|
|Thomas Pagel ||Member|
Manstrom||Bookstore Coordinator (non-voting)|