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
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2023 Friend of the Year David Griffiths

David and his wife Marion moved to Chelsea in 2017 after his forty-year career at Hillsdale College as the theatre department’s scenic designer and technical director. He recalls, “Once settled, I was looking for a volunteer opportunity and heard the library was a possibility, what better for a lifelong reader? Although I do read some History and Biography; fiction is my go-to genre since I 'borrowed' my dad’s copy of Ian Fleming’s Dr. No at about age 12. Books have always been a source of joy for me. As Groucho Marx once said – ‘Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend – inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read anyway.’” David has volunteered his time with the Friends Used Book Sale since 2018. When told of his nomination, David shared, “The library was part of my daily work life, researching facts for the classroom and information and images for sets.  The plays we produced covered the widest variety of subjects and eras imaginable and libraries provide the information we need for every topic and taste.  Libraries supported me throughout my work life and now it is my turn to support them however I can.”

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Friend of the Year Honor Roll

David Griffiths 2023

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