An Ode: Judy Gire to Retire
Friday, May 18, 2012
Posted by: Tracy Thompson-Przylucki
Back in 1983 Judith Norcross came to see
If she might participate with those who would collaborate.
Fifteen directors at the table decided that they might be able
to share the risks and the rewards of sometimes acting in accord,
so they set out to formalize the group that they would organize.
A vison! Mission! Bylaws, too! We'll rule the world when we are through!
Their power-lust was finally sated when NELLCO, inc. was created.
Now almost 30 years expire and on the Board sits Judy Gire,
The last of the founding library dirs to hang up her NELLCO spurs.
Much has changed across these years and there's been lots of shifting gears,
The regional org that NELLCO once was is now an international cause,
we've gone from no web to 2 or 3.0 web
and from desktops that dial-up to cloud-hosting a mile up.
Judy's been there through it all, answering every NELLCO roll call,
so we thank her for her vision and the leadership she's given
and we wish her all the best in whatever may come next!