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      in the following photos by
      Don West  Photography.
      Stay tuned for more fun                            May Smyth Honored At 2019                         consecutive fundraising galas and was instrumental in the
      and lucky love from this                                                                             establishment of the Founders Society, the crucial fundraising
      award winning club. The                            Kiplinger Luncheon                                arm of the Library Foundation.
      season of love is just                                                                                  “May’s contributions to literacy in Martin County go far
      getting started and there is                          The Library Foundation of Martin County and Knight   beyond fundraising and board service,” said Stacy Ranieri,
      no time like the present to                        Kiplinger honored May Smyth as the 2019 recipient of the   president of the foundation’s board of directors. “Her
      start your own revolution                          Kiplinger Literacy Award on Jan. 28 at Harbour Ridge Yacht   enthusiasm, leadership and creativity have inspired us all. We
      of love! Happy St. Patrick’s                       and Country Club in Palm City.                    are delighted to have this opportunity to recognize May for all of
      Day to  all. Do call the                              The Literacy Award Luncheon is a highly anticipated annual   her past and current contributions to literacy in Martin County.”
      main hotline at (561) 630-                         event as Kiplinger, editor-in-chief of Kiplinger Publications,   About The Library Foundation Of Martin County
      XOXO (9696) to speak to                            serves as keynote speaker and provides attendees with some      Founded in 1992, the mission of The Library Foundation of
      a LIVE matchmaker on the                           of his well-informed perspectives on finance and politics.   Martin County, Inc. is to acquire and administer funds to enrich
      phone today. Mention this   One of the fun couples that met      This year, Kiplinger’s remarks to a full-capacity audience   library services and facilities not met by public funding and to
      column for extra lucky   on the eve of the Matchmaking   focused on the aging of the U.S. population, immigration policy   endow the library system for future generations. In addition to
      treatment!             Party last month!           and private savings rates.                        the Kiplinger Literary Award Luncheon, the foundation hosts
                                                            On accepting her award, May Smyth said she wished   the annual A Literary Affair dinner in March in conjunction
                                                         everyone could enjoy the benefits of literacy, regardless of their   with the Book Mania! Festival and a Young Literary Leaders
                                                         status. “I think literacy and libraries are made for each other,   awards  event. For  more  information,  visit  http://www.
                                                         even in this age of high tech.” In closing, Smyth acknowledged
                                                         the efforts of all supporters of literacy programs. “To
                                                         all of you who actively support the Library Foundation
                                                         of Martin County, thank you so much. Please know
                                                         that you are helping change lives and society for the
                                                            Kiplinger had warm words of praise for Smyth’s
                                                         contributions to the foundation’s work. “What a
                                                         remarkable honoree you are, and we’ve had a decade
                                                         of wonderful honorees,” he said. “Rarely have we seen
                                                         the combination of professional service and volunteer
                                                         service that you bring to this. It’s really a model to
                                                         emulate for all of us.”
                                                            May Smyth and her husband Vincent discovered
                                                         Martin County as tourists more than 25 years ago. Five
                                                         years later, they began a new life here as snowbirds
                                                         when they joined the Sailfish Point community.   May Smyth, center right, was honored as the 2019 recipient of the
                                                            May has a master’s degree in library science and  Kiplinger Literacy Award on Jan. 28; with Knight Kiplinger, editor-
      One of Revolution Dating’s Newest Couples! John (CEO and   was active in arts in education programs in New  in-chief of Kiplinger Publications, right; Stacy Ranieri, president of
      author) meets Dr. Christine! #RDCouples            York. She served on the Library Foundation board  the Library Foundation of Martin County, left; and Michael Kenny,
                                                         of directors for three three-year terms, chaired three  foundation executive director. Photo by Liz McKinley

      Happy  Birthday  to  THE  Florida  Matchmaker!
      #MarchBirthdayGirl                                 Vincent and May Smyth           May Smyth and Stacy Ranieri      Noreen Fisher and Lois McGuire

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