Board Members


2022 Friends of Chelsea District Library Board Members

President: Dayle Wright
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President Elect:  Vacant
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Treasurer: Nancy Neff
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Secretary:  Gary Zenz
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Merchandising Chair: Marilyn Kuehl

FCDL Merchandise Chair duties

Hospitality Chair: Terri Bollinger
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Membership Chair: Jean Vargas
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Communications Chair: Lisa Climer-Harding
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Book Sale Task Force Chair: Jan Carr
Book Sale Task Force Chair Job Description


2022 Friend of the Year Bill Personke

Bill Personke and his wife Shawn moved to Chelsea 33 years ago and raised their two children here. Bill worked as a sales representative for Ecolab for 29 years and retired in 2017. Since retirement, he has been involved with the Friends, mostly on the book sale. “It’s a great time sharing the love of books with so many people.” Bill reflects, “I have been a library supporter all of my life as the Garden City Public Library was my home away from home as I was growing up. I became involved at the CDL after we first moved here, becoming a board member on the last elected Village board and an appointed member of the first Chelsea District Library Board.” Bill brings a love of nonfiction to his work at the library observing, “I have loved reading all my life and especially like nonfiction, particularly history and social issues. With a great writer crafting a story, history becomes alive. As Mark Twain once said, ‘the difference between fiction and nonfiction is that fiction has to be believable.’”

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Friend of the Year Honor Roll

Bill Personke 2022

Marge German 2021
Jean Vargas 2020
JoAnn Munce 2019
Bill Coelius 2018
Michele Mullens 2017
Mary Budzinski 2016
Gary Munce 2015
Nancy Neff 2014
Elizabeth Sensoli 2013
Jan Carr 2012
Kim Verardi 2011
Sandra Shapiro 2010
Louise Jernigan 2009
Pat Coelius 2008
Stan Staffeld 2007
Sharon Pignanelli 2006
Greg DeGraff 2005
Louise Jernigan 2004
Jennifer Kundak 2003
Mitch Planck 2002
Allen Cole 2001
Tom Lancaster 2000
Stan & Dottie Staffeld 1999
Larry Ogden 1998
Sandra Thomas 1997
Ben & Mary Lou Bower 1996
Ray Timmerman 1995
Louise Timmerman 1994
Mary Green 1993
Diane Kyte 1992