The 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
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 board approval.
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|
|Ann Schwendener ||Treasurer|
2011-2012 Board Members