Saturday, May 9, 2009

Farewell to a Friend

One of our most kind and helpful volunteers is moving to Texas. Why? Well, there's that little matter of employment that so often interferes with what all of us would rather be doing!

Betty is a 'corporate spouse', moving every few years. She learned early on to just jump into things right away in her new community or it would be time to move on before she ever got started! Since she arrived in this area and sought out our Friends group, Betty has been a sorter, a specials researcher, a board member, and has diligently helped at every book sale and lots of things in between. In the past 18 months, she has also been responsible for running our Friends2 site on Amazon. She has never been hesitant to offer a well-reasoned opinion on matters the Board is considering. In short, she didn't just stick a toe in the water, she MADE A DIFFERENCE!

Betty is from Canada, so while she was with us, we got 'hits' on our blog from her sisters and family members still in the frozen North, so we hope they will continue to cyber-visit. And of course, now we'll be looking forward to hits from Dallas. If she joins a Friends group down there, I hope they realize how fortunate they are to get her. What a wonderful Friend she has been! On a personal note, WE WILL MISS YOU!

We now need to fill the slots Betty has been filling. If you are interested in running for the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Reston Regional Library, Inc., e-mail us immediately! The election is May 20 at our General Membership Meeting. If you are interested in volunteering in any other capacity, let us know! We love to add new Friends to our group.


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