Our Mission: The Friends of the Del Webb Library at Indian Land is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer service organization formed to promote and support the literary, educational, and community roles of the Library.
As a branch of the Lancaster County Library, with limited funds, increasing costs and the desire to expand its services, the Del Webb Library at Indian Land needs community support. Join us! The Friends of the Library need you.
COMMITTEES - We appreciate Friends members who volunteer*.
We are revamping our committees: watch for emails & notices in February 2023
1. Coordinates with Membership Chairman in processing: annual renewal mailing (each year) one day with a group preparing mailing documents, stuffing envelopes, etc. (2 hours or less).
2. As Friends Treasurer receives membership payments, the information is forwarded to the Membership Committee which processes the membership/mails the membership cards, thank you notes, follow up "thank you" phone calls. will order supplies as needed, Coordinate with Communications on notices/information to be published. as needed.
3. Membership lists are maintained and shared monthly with the President, Vice-President and an updated spreadsheet shared with Communications Chair for update of Constant Contact emailing's.
Correspondence Support Subcommittee: Friends Secretary (Bonnie Peterson) will be assisting with donations processing: thank you notes, follow up "thank you" phone calls.
Donations and Memorials Subcommittee:
Responds to donor inquiries to document their thoughts/requests/plans, etc. and present to Executive Board and Library for approval. Once plan is approved, arrange for presentation event if requested (date, refreshments, etc.)
and provides event date, times, and requirements to Special Events subcommittee for preparing meeting room for the one-day event.
Membership Sales and Marketing - Subcommittee:
plans for/staffs membership sales at Friends' events such as book sales, author programs, annual meetings.
Used Bookstore Committee- Birdie O'Brien & Pauline Crenshaw - Co Chairs
Volunteers will be trained on procedures. Specific hours/days.
Requires attention to detail, standing for long periods, moving heavy loads of books onto book carts, shelves (high and low), working with a group.
Programs - Ginny Gertler - Chair
Assistance with recruiting authors and speakers, provides event date, times, and requirements to Special Events subcommittee for preparing meeting room for the one-day event, providing publicity information/photos to Communications for publishing event, assisting speaker as needed.
Communications and Special Projects - Anne Jamison - Chair
Assistance with updates to various platforms: website, Constant Contact, Facebook, etc. Assist with copy preparation, editing, etc.
Community Relations nurtures connections with individuals and businesses or organizations that help support the Friends organizational goals through major donations and works personally with local business owners to establish rapport and ongoing partnerships in supporting the Friends within the community.
Friends Benefits for Members subcommittee- Domenica English and Lisa Arkel
Volunteers are needed to assist with reviewing and updating our Benefit info. - please contact the business to confirm current status, business hours, etc. If you have a favorite business or restaurant, ask them to support the Friends by signing a Friends Benefits Discount Agreement. You can print one online, complete the form and return it to the Friends at the Del Webb Library. Note: all agreements require approval by the Friends Executive Board. We reserve the right to limit the businesses.
Special Events (1 day) subcommittee - Bonnie Peterson
Under the cooperation and guidance of the person in charge of the event, this committee will assist with one-day events, coordinating volunteers, arranging for refreshments, etc.
Grants and Major Donations subcommittee - Research, prepare and submit grant applications for Friends organization project need funding. Plans projects to foster major donations from businesses, corporations, encouraging bequeathed endowments, etc.
Publicity is key to getting information to our community in a timely and efficient manner. The Publicity subcommittee, of Communications/Community Relations, is responsible for published materials, contacts with local communications outlets (newspapers, TV, radio, etc.).
Main duties include:
Recruit key volunteer leadership and solicitors for the organization's publicity projects
Work closely with the Communications/Community Relations in publicizing Friends activities, events, and public acknowledgement of major donations and grant awards to support Friends fund raising projects.
Oversee print production.
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
PRESIDENT - LEE LAYTON
VICE- PRESIDENT - LISA ARKELL
SECRETARY - BONNIE PETERSON Compiles/records/maintains meeting minutes, assists with Friends correspondence,
TREASURER - MINDY BARNHART - Maintains/reports Friends organization's financial operations, payments and records. Duties include tax responsibility. Reports to the Executive Board.
MEMBERS-AT-LARGE: JACKIE GARNATZ, MARCIE McCREHIN,
*Each committee chair should maintain an up-to-date list of their volunteers an verify their membership before they participate in an activity.
Our long time President, Mary Last, has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the prestigious Advocacy Award presented annually by our state governing body, the Friends of South Carolina Libraries (FOSCAL). 😍We were able to present the award to her with social distancing outside the library.