Friends of HPL Governance
Overview from Bylaws:
The management of this association is "vested in a board of directors consisting of at least 15 but not more than 27 association members, including officers." One-third of the directors are elected each year at the Annual Meeting to replace directors whose terms (normally 3-years) have expired. Directors may be re-elected.
Officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, and Assistant Treasurer) are elected for one-year terms, and may be re-elected. These officers, plus the immediate past president, constitute an Executive Committee, which meets at the discretion of the President between meetings of the board of directors. Recommendations made by the committee shall be submitted to the board for approval at its next meeting.
Any person or organization may become a member by payment of annual dues. Each member and organizational representative shall have one vote on all matters that come before a meeting of the Friends.
2012-2013 Friends Officers and Board members
At the Annual Meeting, June 13, 2012, at the Holyoke Public Library, the following slates were elected:
Board Members elected for 3-year term, 2012-2015
R. Andrew Parker
Board Member elected to fill vacancy, term expiring 2013
Brittany Noble - 1-year term expiring 2013
Officers elected for 1-year term, 2012-2013 [NOTE: two resignations in the summer led to some Interim assignments and shifts in roles; an October election confirmed the new roles.]
President: Christine Alger
Vice President: Sandy Ward* [in fall 2012 offered to trade roles; Brittney Noble elected as V.P.]
Secretary: Jim Massery* [resigned July 2012; marypaz elected Secretary in fall 2012.
Corresponding Secretary: Connie Kennedy* [offered to trade roles and become Membership Chair; Sandy Ward offered to resume this role.]
Treasurer: Barbara Raines
Assistant Treasurer: Patti Lumbra* [resigned from this position mid-summer; Tim Damon elected Assistant Treasurer fall 2012]
Executive Team: Officers (above) plus the Past President, Tim Damon
Continuing Board Members
2010-2013: Dayna Abrazinski, Christine Alger, Catherine Dower, Loida Martinez, marypaz, Tom McCabe, Andrew Melendez, Christopher Tinson
2011-2014: Dick Coleman, Tim Damon, Patti Lumbra, Barbara Raines, Karlene Shea, Sandy Ward