Friends of Ponte Vedra Library to hold annual dinner Jan. 18


The Friends of Ponte Vedra Library’s Annual Dinner is set for Thursday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. at Marsh Landing Country Club.

Local author, businessman and amateur historian Neil McGuiness will be the keynote speaker. After the official business of announcing a new slate of officers for the Friends of the Library Board of Directors, McGuiness will take attendees on a historical tour of the Beaches, drawn from the pages of his book titled, “The Beaches.”

McGuiness has had a varied career ranging from owning and operating a 250-passenger paddlewheel riverboat on the St. Johns River, to serving as assistant to the chairman and CEO of IBM, to being a senior corporate executive with Prudential in Newark, New Jersey. Currently, he is a board member and chairman of the SEI Private Trust Company.

The cost of the annual dinner is $60 per person. Seating is limited, and anyone wishing to attend may RSVP by calling Carolee Bertisch at (904) 273-6578, or sending their check payable to Friends of the Ponte Vedra Library to FOL, P.O. Box 744, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004.