1 month, 3 weeks ago by Bob Gough
The Friends of the Castle recently elected Officers & Board Members for the 2013-14 year. Officers are: Trudy Rollins, President; Paul Brown, Vice President; Karrie Butterfield, Secretary; Donna Haire, Treasurer; Judy Gay, Associate Treasurer.
Re-elected to three-year terms as board members were: Paul Brown, Karrie Butterfield, Judy Gay and Joel Peck. They join continuing board members Julie Bell, Hal Broadwater, Donna Haire, Richard Howell, Roger Mckenzie, Trudy Rollins, Dave Schlembach and Richard Walz.
Judy Litchfield is Membership Chair, Betty Poore is Volunteer Coordinator and Joel Peck is Building Committee Chair.
Friends of the Castle restored and operates the Villa Kathrine, 532 Gardner Expressway, Quincy. It is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, and a member of the Quincy Society of Fine Arts, Quincy Preserves, Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce, Historic Quincy Business District and Illinois Association of Museums.
Built on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, the 113-year old Mediterranean-style Villa Kathrine is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Illinois Register of Historic Places, and the Register of Local Quincy Landmarks.
The Villa 'welcomes the world to Quincy' by serving as Quincy's Official Tourist Information Center, Great River Road Interpretive Center and home of the Quincy Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. It is also available for tours, and the building and grounds are available to rent for special activities and events.