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Board of Trustees Election - one seat open
Term ends 2028

Candidate:
Marjorie McLoughlin

 

One of the happiest days of my life occurred in the first grade when I first learned that all those squiggles on the page were letters and that once I learned how to sound them out, I could read. From that moment to this, I have been an avid reader. Fortunately, my family appreciated my interest and my gifts from all my relatives were more often than not, books.

 

As a child, however, my experience with libraries was never very gratifying. I was an exuberant child and was always being told to be quiet and I often had to sit in a dusty corner. But in no way did this dampen my enthusiasm for reading. Eight years ago, when I moved to Valley Cottage, one of the first things that I saw was the Library. The architecture and the grounds were so beautiful and as my tax bill reflected the money that was going to the library, I thought that I should at least explore. From the minute I walked in it was so welcoming, so attractive and bright that it was like opening the door to a new world. So, I immediately applied for a Library Card. I soon learned that VCL is not only about books but offers a panoply of arts, music, services, and activities. It is truly a treasure trove of cultural experiences!

 

When a read in the Newsletter that there was a Trustee position available, I could not resist applying to be part of such a vibrant organization. As a life long social worker I strongly believe that we each have a responsibility to contribute to our community and that my experience as an administrator might be helpful.

 

With that as my backdrop, I am applying for the position of Trustee and have enclosed a brief description of my professional experience for your consideration.

 

Education

Marymount College: BA Degree with major in Psychology

Hunter College School of Social Work: MSW and post graduate work in Social Administration

Professional Experience

Executive Director, Cardinal McCloskey Community Services

Associate Director St. Dominic's Family Services

Social Worker: NY Foundling Hospital, Westchester Dept of Social Services, Cardinal McCloskey
Adjunct Professor of Social Administration, Hunter College post grad in Social Administration Professional Consultant for NY Catholic Charities and The Alfred E. Smith Foundation

 

Board Experience

Board Chair currently at St. Dominic's Family Services

NYS Day Care Counsel

NYS Council of Family and Child Care Agencies

Advisory Review Board for The New York Archdiocese

 

Local, State, and National Presentations

Numerous presentations on the treatment of sexual abuse in children, the development of independent living programs for teenagers in foster care, computer systems and accountability design in social service programs; agency architecture and financial management

 

Proposed Bylaws Revision for Association vote

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