Friends Annual Meeting with Guest Speaker, James Campion

CampionThe Friends of the Hudson Area Library announces its 16th Annual Meeting to be held on Thursday, April 16 at 6pm at the Library.

This year’s guest speaker will be James Campion, President of Columbia Greene Community College. Mr. Campion, drawing on his extensive experience with community based not-for-profits, will provide insight on the many pitfalls and opportunities that such organizations encounter as they evolve.

Mr. Campion has served as President of CGCC since 2000. Prior to his appointment he served as the College’s Dean of Community Services and Executive Director of the Columbia-Greene Community Foundation. During his 43 year career in higher education, he has held several other administrative and adjunct faculty positions in community colleges.

Mr. Campion is a former member and secretary of the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; past trustee and vice president of the Friends of Olana Board of Trustees; past president, director and chaplain of the Columbia County Association in the City of New York; past member and secretary of the Hudson Opera House Board of Directors; former member of the Inter-County Board of Senior Citizens; served on the Board of Directors of Literacy Volunteers of Greene and Columbia Counties and is a former trustee and vice chairman of the Columbia Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Currently, he serves as a trustee of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation; is a member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, and a member of the Livingston Free Library Fund Raising Committee. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the Bank of Greene County, the Columbia County Community Health Care Consortium Board of Directors and the Hudson Correctional Facility Community Advisory Board. He continues to participate in the activities of several local civic groups.

This event will be held on the first floor of the Hudson Area Library at 400 State Street in Hudson. Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Light refreshments will be served after the presentation.

The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is an advocacy and support group dedicated to the increasing public awareness, literacy, and services of the Library.

The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is a 501c(3) non-profit organization and proceeds from its fundraising go to the Library for the acquisition of books and other media and for the development and delivery of the Library’s services to the community.

For more information about the Friends, including membership and volunteer opportunities, please visit us and Like us on Facebook at Friends of the Hudson Area Library or contact the library at 518.828.1792.