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The Friends of the Bowlus, Inc. Board of Directors began as a 7-member board, but by 1996 expanded to include up to 15 members.  The board governs the Friends, and all functions of the board are governed by the bylaws of the corporation.  All board members serve a 3-year term with one-third of the board elected (or re-elected) annually.

The board is served by a 5-member executive committee made up of the president, vice-president, secretary/treasurer, the past president and 1 member-at-large.  Due to its smaller size, the executive committee can meet more quickly and frequently to act on matters which require immediate attention and prepare recommendations for the general board.

2018-19 Friends of the Bowlus, Inc. Board of Directors:

Diana Asher (Iola), President

Karen Works (Humboldt), Vice-President

Rita Berntsen (Iola), Secretary/Treasurer

Jan Knewtson (Iola), Past President

Ken McGuffin (Iola), Executive Committee Member-at-Large

Shelby Bauer (Iola)

Bret Heim (Moran) 

Stephanie Larson (Iola)

Ken McWhirter (Moran)

Gary Parker (Moran)

Mary Ann Regehr (Iola)

Ken Shetlar (Iola)

Tom Strickler (Iola)

Paula Sutherland (Iola)

Van Thompson (Iola)


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