UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Pequot Library Congratulates Volunteers of the Year

Monday, November 19, 2012

Pequot Library Congratulates Volunteers of the Year

pequot library congratulates volunteers of the year
and announces new trustees
Southport, CT – Pequot Library applauded the volunteer commitments of two outstanding individuals plus announced four new members of the Pequot Library Board of Trustees at its Pequot Library Association Annual Meeting on November 11, 2012.
Congratulations Award Winners! The Hoyt O. Perry, Jr. Award goes to Colin Green. Each year the Hoyt O. Perry, Jr. Award is given to the person who, like Hop, has given a lifetime of service and support to Pequot Library. It was first awarded in 2004 to its namesake, Southport resident Hop Perry, who served Pequot Library in many ways.
This year, Pequot Library recognized Colin Green with its Life Time Service Award. Colin Green is the outgoing Book Sale Chair, current Book Sale Steering Committee member, Chair of the new Black Friday Book Sale, and volunteer and supporter extraordinaire. Former Southport resident, Green began volunteering 20 years ago, at the urging of his wife, Eileen, who saw an article in the local paper soliciting volunteers for the Pequot Library Book Sale. She thought it would be a good fit for him, and she was certainly right, as Green has been volunteering for Pequot Library ever since. As all the Pequot Book Sale Pricers and Sorters do, Colin has his own particular categories, such as Transportation, that he is in charge of for the Book Sale. He has always been willing to take on new ones, even if they may not be precisely in his realm of interest, such as in his spear-heading of the Comics/Manga section after Pequot Library received a hefty donation in that category. Green stepped up to the plate and made it a success. Green chaired the 2012 Summer Book Sale, and his leadership, wisdom and trademark wit made the planning for that enormous undertaking seem less of a burden.

Secondly, the Volunteer of the Year award is given to a volunteer, who over the past year, has done yeoman’s work for Pequot Library. Selecting the recipient for this award is hard work, as there are so many valuable volunteers. The 2012 winner is Peter H. Ventriglia. As Treasurer of the Board of Trustees, Southport resident Ventriglia goes over and above his role as Trustee, and is not a person who puts himself center-stage. He has worked tirelessly over the past year to help bring the Board to a better understanding of the Library’s finances, and what can be done to help put Pequot Library on a solid footing for the future. Ventriglia joined the Book Sale Steering Committee and is helping to guide the Sale, the Library’s largest fundraiser, as well as volunteering his time at each Sale. He is a wonderful ambassador for Pequot Library. Ventriglia continually reaches out to new friends and neighbors, businesses and organizations to help spread the word about the small, unique community library called Pequot Library and what they do for the community and beyond. Ventriglia keeps his finger on the pulse of what is happening in the Town and government to make sure that our Town Officials are aware of what an important resource Pequot Library is.
Peter Ventriglia, Pequot Library’s winner of the Volunteer of the Year Award 2012
Dr. Martha Gates Lord, Executive Director of Pequot Library (l) congratulates
Colin Green (r) with the Hoyt O. Perry, Jr. Award 2012

Pequot Library Welcomes New Trustees! Pequot Library is proud to welcome 4 new Trustees to the Board:
R. Scott Balkan, Barbara Bradley, Robert D. Russo, Esq., and Andrea Shantz. All join the Board after having been active Pequot Library members and patrons over the years, and Pequot Library looks forward to the many contributions they will make to Pequot Library. Pequot Library also thanks its out-going trustees, Cindy Citrone, Joan M. Frost, and Douglas L. Newhouse, for their outstanding service to Pequot Library and our community.
Current Officers: William P. Russell, Jr., President, Alison Barry, Executive Vice President, Peter H. Ventriglia, Treasurer, Kelly D. Laferriere, Assistant Treasurer, Cynthia G. Crawford, Secretary
Other members of the Board of Trustees: Michelle Adams, R. Kelsey Biggers, Don Burton, Mario Fontana, Ruth P. Frantz, Edward V. Lahey III, Graham E. Michener, Trevor Mullineaux, Elizabeth B. Perkin, John S. Santa, Linda H. Snelham-Moore, Jeffrey P. von Arx, S. J.

Pequot Library is a small, unique community library. Please visit to learn more and to support the Library. For information: 203-259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook.

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