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TO: All Members of Friends of Georgia Libraries, Inc.

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Article V of the Bylaws (as last amended on April 26, 2019), that the Annual Membership Meeting of Friends of Georgia Libraries, Inc. shall be held on Friday, October 23, 2020, at 9:30 a.m.  Due to the current pandemic the meeting will be a virtual meeting using Google Meets.  The link to the meeting will be emailed to all members prior to the meeting date.

All members in good standing shall be eligible to vote on all matters that come before the meeting requiring a vote. Each Individual Member shall be entitled to one (1) vote.  Local Friends Organizations shall have up to five (5) votes.  The following business shall be conducted:

  1. Election of Directors to fill three (3) expired terms – (a simple majority of members present is needed to elect Directors);
  2. Such other business as may properly be brought before the meeting.

Voting Recommendation of Board of Directors:

            The Board of Directors recommends that the membership vote to approve the election of the following individuals as Directors to replace board members whose terms expired in 2020:

Kathryn Ames (2nd term) – Retired Director, Athens Regional Library System

Kathy Ash – Former President, FOGL

Jodie Barger – President, Forsyth County Public Library Friends and Advocates

In lieu of the recommendation of the Board of Directors, members may vote for up to three individuals, including write-in candidates, to fill the three expiring terms.  Before voting for a write-in candidate please make sure that your write-in candidate is willing to serve on the Board of Directors.

Your submitted email ballot should read:

“I vote for the Board of Directors’s recommendation.”


“I vote for the following individuals to serve as Directors:

  1. [type in name];  2.  [type in name];  3.  [type in name].”

Votes may be cast now or at any time prior to 9:30 a.m., on Friday, October 23, 2020 by going  to the FOGL webpage (  On the webpage type “Contact” into the “search” field, click on “Contact FOGL” and complete the Contact Form, typing your vote into the “Question, Comment” block. Or, you may vote at the virtual Annual Membership Meeting (October 23, 2020, 9:30 a.m.)