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Friends of Charles Chesnutt Library

Welcome to the Friends of Charles W. Chesnutt Library (FOL) home page. If you would like to become a member of the FOL please contact: Mr. Bobby Wynn, Director of Library Services at 672-1232.


Article I:
The name of the organization shall be: Friends of Charles W. Chesnutt Library of Fayetteville State University.

Article II:
The purpose of this organization is to financially support and assist Chesnutt Library in its continuous monetary efforts to enhance its resources and services, and to unite the surrounding community for the promotion of cultural activities.

Article III:
Membership shall be open to any individual, business firm, or group interested in the activities of the Friends organization. Active members will pay an annual fee as listed below:


FSU Student $       5.00
Regular Membership $     15.00
Family Membership $     25.00
Patron Membership $     50.00
Non-Profit Organization $   250.00
Corporate Membership $1,500.00
Life Membership. May pay $200.00 per year for five years $1,000.00


Renewal date for annual dues will be one year from the date the Member joined. Donations accepted. Members will be issued a library card and will have circulation privileges offered by Chesnutt Library.

Article IV:
The officers of the organization shall be a President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary,Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, and six members at large. These officers shall constitute the Board of Directors. The Library Director shall be an ex-officio voting member of the Board of Directors.

Nominations of officers shall be made by a committee appointed by the President, with Board of Directors approval. Nominations may also be made by members from the floor. Officers shall be elected to serve for one year or until their successors are elected, and their term of office shall begin at the close of the annual meeting at which they are elected.

Article V:
The Board will meet quarterly. Meetings of the Board of Directors will be called asneeded by the President and shall be called upon the written request of three members of the Board.

Special meetings of the organization may be called by the President, and shall be called upon the written request of ten members of the organization. The purpose of the meeting will be stated when the meeting is called, and a minimum of three days notice shall be given.

The Board of Directors shall have general supervision of the affairs of the organization between its business meetings, fix the hour and place of meetings, make recommendations to the organization, and shall perform other duties as specified in the constitution.

Article VI:
The President shall appoint members to serve on the Recruitment, Publicity and Programs Committees. Such other committees, standing or special, shall be appointed by the President as the organization or Board of Directors shall from time to time deem necessary. The Vice-President shall be ex officio a member of all committees except the Nominating Committee.

Article VII:
The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the organization.

Article VIII:
The Constitution may be amended at the annual meeting by a two-thirds vote of members present, provided that members are notified of the proposed amendment prior to the annual meeting.

Current Board Members, 2016-

Mr. Julian Stackhaus, President

Mr. Al Kerr, Vice President

Dr. Sidney Brooks, Treasurer

Mr. Bobby Wynn, Director of Library Services

Dr. Sandra Carr

Ms. Gloria Garner

Mr. Earl Jones

Ms. Suzetta Perkins

Dr. Gregory Rich

Ms. Eloise Vowotor

Ms. Carole Boston Weatherford

Ms. Linda Whitfield

updated 1/4/17 jsw

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