Our 2017 – 2018 Officers

Ursula Price, President

As a world traveler and hiker one of my favorite books is Undaunted Courage: Merriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West. Libraries and books are my inspiration and connection to the world, and wherever I travel I always visit the local library.

Judy Whitworth, Vice President

As an avid reader and lifelong supporter of children and literacy efforts, I believe that no one can consider themselves fully educated unless they have read Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry.

Michelle Lippold, Treasurer

The journey of a lifetime starts with the turning of a page.  Looking forward to the next journey with Friends of the Port O’Connor Library and touching many life’s for lifetimes to come.

Brigid Berger, Secretary

I struggled with dyslexia from a young age and still find it difficult to read. The only way I made it through college and a masters degree was by going to the library. To me, libraries are not only refuges but they are also portals to other worlds of possibilities.

Vera Wiatt, Representative Calhoun County Library Board

My favorite book, “The Good Earth” by Pearl S. Buck, created a fascination and appreciation of foreign cultures and opened up my mind and the world as it explored the issues of women’s rights, the importance of family, and the difficulty of clinging to spiritual values when faced with persecution and violence … topics that are never outdated.

Board of Directors

  • Brigid Berger
  • Mary Ann Claiborne
  • Kathy Hoskins
  • Michelle Lippold
  • Lynn Luster
  • Joanie Morgan
  • Linda Orrick
  • Ursula Price
  • Pam Ray
  • Judy Whitworth
  • Joe Wiatt

Advisory Council

  • Nan Burnett
  • Noemi Cruz
  • Amber Ferrell
  • Charlotte Fitzgerald
  • Carol Fox
  • Debbie & George Ganem
  • Teresa Gonzales
  • Alane Haardt
  • Marie Hawes
  • Sheryl Haynes
  • Jim Hooper
  • Lisa & David Jenkins
  • Sherri Judice
  • Bernie Klein
  • Donnie Klesel
  • Barbara Lack
  • Jane Lane
  • Kimberley & David Mason
  • Anne Monnig
  • Elosia Newsome
  • Roxanne Ochoa
  • La June Pitoniyak
  • Judge Nancy Pomykal
  • Dawn Ragusin
  • Vidal Ramirez
  • Susan Raybon
  • Slyssa Rhoads
  • Joyce Rhyne
  • Iris Schuh
  • Jean Taylor
  • Bill Tigrett
  • Jo Ann Ward