Friends of the Library to host Ponte Vedra annual dinner


The Friends of the Library's annual dinner meeting is set for Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Marsh Landing Country Club. Local author, businessman and amateur historian Neil McGuiness will serve as keynote speaker.

After announcing a new slate of officers for the Friends of the Library Board of Directors, Mr. McGuiness will take us on a historical tour of the Beaches, drawn from the pages of his book titled "The Beaches."

Over the course of McGuiness' career, he has owned and operated a 250-passenger paddlewheel riverboat on the St. Johns River, served as assistant to the chairman and CEO of IBM and 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; anyone wishing to attend should RSVP by calling Carolee Bertisch at (904) 273-6578 or by sending a check payable to Friends of the Ponte Vedra Library to FOL, P.O. Box 744, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004.