Meet the Book Sale Committee
These amazing Friends make the Book Sale a huge success!
The Book Sale is the primary source of operating funds for the Friends. This all-volunteer committee works year round to prepare for book sales. For more information about the Book Sale or being a Book Sale volunteer, contact Judy Utay here.
Judy Utay - Committee Chair
Judy is the current book sale Chair, a position she has held since 1986. She has also served as FOL President for 4 years, V.P., and Treasurer. She is also involved in Temple Shalom serving as an assistant manager and scheduler for traditions gift shop.
She is a member of several other organizations. Her newest title is Queen of the Richardson Red Hatters (that's right she is a Red Hat Lady and loves it very much).
Sandy Martin - Committee Member and FOL Board Secretary
Sandy Martin is serving her second time as the current FOL Board Secretary. Professionally, she has a background in Purchasing and Supply Management, where she has maintained several managerial positions.
Currently a housewife, Sandy is also involved in Altrusa of Richardson. Her favorite hobby is reading, but she also enjoys antiques and collecting, gardening, and cooking.
Scott Rutledge - Committee Member
Scott Rutledge is a retired attorney. He and his wife Andrea have lived in Richardson since 1981. Both their children went to RISD, and both live and work in the Dallas area. Andrea has been active in library affairs for many years, and Scott since his retirement.
Tom Goode - Committee Member
Tom Goode has helped sort and prepare books for the Richardson FOL book sale on a regular basis since 1998. Prior to that, he assisted occasionally with picking up donations and setting up for the book sale. He has also served the Friends of the Richardson Public Library by helping with the Wildflower Festival and the Adopt-A-Shelf project.
Over the years he has done a variety of things career-wise, such as being a brakeman for four years on the New York Central/Penn Central Railroad in the late 1960s, a member of the State Bar of Michigan and working as a senior legal editor for the Michigan Supreme Court, a computer programmer, and a technical writer in the telecom industry. Recently, he has spent several summers working for the National Park Service as a Visitor Use Assistant, twice at Yosemite National Park and once at the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.
Essentially retired at this point, Tom enjoys reading, book collecting, following the Chicago White Sox, and going to the Richardson Public Library five or six times a week to check on the status of donations that have come in and to make use of the excellent resources of the library.