John Boething, Friend of Platt

Membership News

The Numbers

Our membership, defined as the number of addresses to which the newsletter is sent, currently tops 400. The actual number of people who see each issue is probably almost twice that.

Among our membership, we have 16 Business or School partners, whose ads appear in the print issue as well as in this on-line version. (Be sure to take a look at them below.)

We also have 91 Life Members and 23 Sustaining Members (see below for the listing). The librarians are making good progress in choosing books to honor these members. This year I will not wait until all the 114 books have arrived to send letters notifying you of which book has your plate in it. I'll send the letters as I receive the titles from the librarians. The first batch will go out in the next few weeks.

New Members

The Walnut Acres Neighborhood Association just joined our Business Friends. Please welcome our new partner by checking what W.A.N.A. has to offer.

We also extend a warm welcome to the following, who joined after the last newsletter was published:

Gloria Burney
Paula Hill


Jill & Richard Levin
Joellen Ryan


Shirley Wu

And welcome back to Victoria Ozuma who rejoined after a hiatus.

Ruth Bromund, Membership VP

Be a Friend!

Memberships in the Friends of the Platt Library are win-win relationships. Besides providing additional funding for our library, they also give opportunities for new friendships, socializing, and volunteering—as well as community recognition for your support of a worthy cause. If that's not enough incentive, you also get a printed copy of this newsletter in the mail…what an excellent investment!

To become a member, give a membership as a gift, or renew your existing membership, just fill out the form below and click the ‘PRINT’ button. Write a check payable to Friends of the Platt Library and send it along with the printed form to:

Friends of the Platt Library
23600 Victory Boulevard
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

...or bring them to the library in person. Thank you!


I/we want to join/ renew for the July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 membership period at this membership level:


  Life – $200 one-time payment

  Supporting – $25

  Business/school – $100

  Basic Family – $15

  Sustaining – $50

  Basic Individual – $10

I have enclosed my company's gift matching form to double my money.

Please contact me/us about volunteering to help with library or Friends activities.





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In Appreciation of Our Life & Sustaining Members

Gerald & Joy Picus · Sam & Jackie Steg


Audrey & Malcolm Abracen  Lorraine Anderson  Wally & Lila Aurich  Amnon Band  Morris & Parvin Benoun  Edward & Mildred Berger  Mr. & Mrs. Shelley Berman  Philip & Myrna Binderman  George & Flora Buchler  Nancy Jo & Steve Bush and Derek  Janet Change  Sue Cook  Kathy & Rob Cromar  Joseph Dautremont, DDS  Boyd & Kate Davis and Bryan & Darren  Arthur & Doris Dell  Diana Deutsch and Jan Wittenberg  Bob & Nancy Eisenhart  Virgene & Charles Engberg  Linda & Russell England  Rodney & Sharon Farris  Aileen & Bob Feinstein  Eileen Florman  Leanne & Eric Foxman and Adam & Emily  Nick T. & Janice C. Garris  Ravindra & Rohini Ghate  Michael & Ginny Gibbs  Dorothy & Harold Gillmann  Thomas H. & Louise Golberg  Charles & Karen Gold  E. J. Gold  Jesse & Margaret Goldbaum  Mark & Suzy Greenberg  Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Greene  Barbara M. Gruber  Ellie & Terry Haney  Norma Herbert  Herson Family Foundation (Ron & Pat Herson)  Lawrence & Barbara Hoke  Rhoda Howard  Joseph & Joy Huang  Kathy Igo and Peter & Teddy Tinker  Leatha King  Willa & Lou Kurtz  Barbara & Tom Littlefield  Dale E. Litzsinger  William & Lana Lomax  Yvonne & Stuart Lorch & Family  Freya Maneki  Rita & Marvin March  Sarah & Ronald McKay  Jo Merryfield  Charlene Montante  Tom Morehouse  Erroll E. Murphy  Jack & Bernice O'Connell  Dorothy & Gilbert Omens  Patricia Peterson  Milton H. Rieders  Tami & Mike Rittberg and Eden Rittberg  Burton & Margy Rockoff and Arleen  Liz Rogers  Margaret P. Romano  Paul Rosenbaum and Rocio Villasenor  Jill and Richard Rubenstein  Carol Rupnik  Dr. Janice A. Schilling Stone  Richard & Hermalee Schmidt  Sue & Don Schuster and Michael & Samantha  Harriet Segurson  F. P. & Joanna Skocilich  Irene Sloan  Catherine & Timothy Smirnoff  Steven C. Sperber  Soni & Mel Stahler  Harriet Strauss  Sue & John Strickland  Bill & Linda Terry  Virginia Teslik and Alex & Nicholas  Mary K. & Adrian Vandenberg   Eric Villette  Joan A. Wagner  Marcia & Robert Weingarten and Jason & David  Harold West  Wilfred  Nina Wilson  Family of Raymund Wood  Margaret & Cayan Young  Martha & George Zoloth


Bob & Mar Adler  Jim & Joan Ayres  Chris & Kim Beresford and Dax  Pamela & Jay Bieber  Lance Childs and Mary McIntyre  Stanley & Frona DeCovnick  Lynn & Dan Durbin  Mercedes Eiser  Dianne P. & Joseph Eubanks  Ted & Annie Haas  Terry & Laurie MacAdam  Lisa Marmon  Roberta & Paul Mehegan  Judy & Robert Munro  Mary Ann & Sherm Ostrom  Ron & Diana Palmer  Kathleen J. Parkinson   Burton & Sheri Rosenberg  Lucina & Ali Safai  Lin Schonberger  Sharon & Shel Schuster  Robin Snagg  Sharon & Andrea Suarez

“Thank you for your continued support” doesn't begin to express our deep appreciation for the moral, financial, and (in so many cases) hands-on assistance these individuals have lavished on Platt Library and Friends of The Platt Library over the years.

Friends of The Platt Library Board

Business Members

Click on a business card to open a member's website.

Boething Treeland Farms Woodland Hills Private School The UPS Store Viewpoint School Renee Lamkay Shepherd of the Valley Luthern Church and School Westhills Homeowners Association citigroup SmithBarney I. Allen Oberman Christian Way School Investment Artists Walnut Acres Neighborhood Association Robert M. Solow, D.D.S., Inc. Steve Toth Plumbing Parties by Stacey Hearn/Perrell Art Associates

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