This fall, we honored the commitment of Standing Committee members by hosting a luncheon at the library. Tables were set up where the new compact shelving was later installed.
The co-chairs, Fowler West and John Dowdy, suggested new TSC funds be designated for the Hightower Book Fund in order to reach endowment status. Art rack shelving and a scanner for researcher use were also suggested for TSC funds. We continue to be encouraged by TSC fundraising and celebrated another banner year of Poage patronage with over $100,000 raised.
Fowler worked for Congressman Bob Poage (MC 1937-1978) in the 1960s and 70s, then with the Committee on Agriculture before being appointed to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. John is the son of former Congressman John Dowdy, Sr. (MC 1952-1972).