NEW ROCHELLE NY - Spirits ran high on June 16th at the Annual Dinner Meeting of the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation where former City Councilwoman, Chris Selin was elected President. New Board Members including County Clerk Tim Idoni, Dr. Amy Bass, Author and Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program at the College of New Rochelle and Jon Garrow, Professional Fundraiser and Head of Prospect Research and Development Operations at International AIDS Vaccine Initiative in NYC were also elected. A new roster of Officers was also approved including Gwen Adolph and Betsy Kravits, Vice Presidents; Dr. Cheryl Archbald, Secretary; and Mindy Eisenberg, Treasurer.Also celebrating with the Foundation were Tom Geoffino, Library Director, Haina Just-Michael, President of the Library Board, and Greg Varian Library Board Trustee.
In her remarks, newly elected President, Chris Selin expressed her pleasure at being given the opportunity to work with such a strong and capable Board in support of the Library - a treasured resource - that is relied upon by so many New Rochelle residents for a multitude of services. Since its incorporation in 1993, the NRPL Foundation has raised more than $3.1 Million for capital improvementsat the Library includingthe establishment of a world-class Music Library, Business Center and Teen Room and the renovation of the Children's Room, Ossie Davis Theater, adjacent meeting room and much more. According to Selin, “As the needs of our community change and technology advances, the Foundation stands ready to ensure the future well-being of the Library and to provide support for initiatives that enhance opportunities for learning, exploration and public discourse.”