BENEFITS OF FONCPL MEMBERSHIP
FONCPL can help you with ideas, examples and templates. We have packed our website with resources for all sizes of Friends groups from the smallest to the largest. These resources will help you to run your Friends group more efficiently and professionally. The project ideas will help reenergize your group, if interest is flagging. We also have posted YouTube training videos that you can use in conjunction with your meetings or as educational programs for Board development. We have two sets available Spring 2021 and Fall 2021. We will have a third set posted in Spring 2022.
FONCPL for many years has had an awards program for individuals Friends and groups. We haver revamped this program and hope you will submit applications.
In 2021 we instituted a grants program. Those FONCPL member that are current on their dues may apply for up to $250 for a project benefitting their Friends.
In 2021 we also instituted our Seed Grant program to help a new Friends group form. As of February 2022 we have awarded two of these grants.
We are a frugal Board. The only source of revenue is the dues paid for group and individual memberships plus a few donations. We hope that you will continue to support FONCPL in 2022 by paying your dues.
Remember, we are here to help. If you need advice, encouragement, or just a shoulder to cry on, please contact one of us. We thank you for your support and we look forward to continuing to serve you.
In closing, here is a quote that I saw online that could be a mantra for this new year, “Let go of what’s gone; Be grateful for what remains; Look forward to what’s coming.”
The FONCPL Board wishes your Friends every success in its endeavors!
Judy Hills, President