The Frannie Ashburn Volunteer Awards
2007 the Board of FONCPL decided to institute an award to
recognize the volunteer work of individual Friends. Since all
Friends are volunteers one award did not seem adequate. It
seemed good use of FONCPL resources to recognize five
volunteers-one from each of the areas across the state. The
nominations are judged by a committee of peer Friends. Those
chosen are recognized at FONCPL annual meeting and recognition
luncheon with a certificate and a $300 check for his/her local
In 2011, following the retirement of Frannie Ashburn, the State Library liaison to FONCPL, the Board of FONCPL voted to name the Volunteer of the Year Award in her honor. She had been the leading force in encouraging Friends volunteers across the state.
To recognize outstanding and dedicated service of Friends across our state.
Nomination and Selection
Click here for 2017 Awards Guidelines.
Click here for 2017 Ashburn Award form (posted January 29, 2017). Applications must be received by August 31, 2017.
Click here for examples of past award winners.
Any local Friends group that
holds membership in FONCPL may nominate one of its
members for a Frannie Ashburn Volunteer of the Year Award (please submit
only one name per group).
Information on the nominee
should be mailed to the Frannie Ashburn Volunteer of the Year Chair.
A committee of peer Friends will select the winner in each area.
Each area Volunteer of the
Year award winner will be recognized at the FONCPL
Each Area Frannie Ashburn Volunteer of the
Year will receive a certificate and FONCPL will donate
$300 in his/her honor to the winner’s local Friends
Submissions must include a
nomination form and any available supporting
documentation (pictures, news articles, printed
programs, testimonials, etc.).
FONCPL Board members are not
eligible for nomination.
Examples of exemplary volunteer service include: leadership,
creativity, behind the scenes work, dedicated service, financial
VOLUNTEERS MAKE GOOD
FRIENDS - FRIENDS MAKE GOOD VOLUNTEERS
groups across the State are made up of strong volunteers; that’s
no news to those of us who are old-timers, having volunteered
forever – or so it seems.
instituted awards that are given now at each annual meeting.
Nominations come in from all over the state and are judged by a
group of peer Friends. One person in each area of the State is
chosen as Frannie Ashburn Volunteer of the Year for that region. This
year’s nominees were exceptional, and it was a pleasure to award
each of their local Friends groups a check and a framed certificate.
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