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(From left) Andrea Hovater, Anna Carol Porter, Cindy Bailey and Joshlyn Bowen are elected treasurer, president, secretary and vice president, respectively, with Brooke Pounders via video call as the fifth voting member, at the initial reorganization meeting of the Friends of the Russellville Public Library Board.

Friends of Russellville Library Board reorganizes, elects officers

The Friends of the Russellville Public Library Board held an initial reorganization meeting at the Russellville Public Library Nov. 10.

Library director Ashley Cummins was present, along with Anna Carol Porter, who was elected president; Joshlyn Bowen, who was elected vice president; Cindy Bailey, who was elected secretary and Andrea Hovater, who was elected treasurer. Brooke Pounders attended by video call and served as the fifth voting member.

Tammy West, vice president of the Library Board, will serve as the Library Board Liaison and may attend meetings.

In other business, the Friends reviewed and accepted:

  • Friends of the Russellville Public Library Articles of Incorporation and 501c3 status
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Friends of the Russellville Public Library and Library Board
  • Roles and Responsibilities Guidelines for the library director, Library Board and Friends of the Library
  • Friends of the Russellville Public Library bylaws, statement of purpose and ethics, conflict of interest and document retention and destruction policies.
  • Fiscal policy for annual Friends of the Russellville Public Library Gala.
  • Duties of the Friends of the Russellville Public Library elected officers.
  • Transfer of fiscal responsibility of the Friends of the Russellville Public Library account held with Bank Independent from the Russellville Public Library Board to the Friends of the Russellville Public Library Board, in order to maintain compliance with federal non-profit guidelines and to maintain 501c3 status requirements.

The next meeting of the Friends of the Library Board will be March 16, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Russellville Public Library.

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