Meet your Friends Board – Treasurer Cathy Prazenica

Cathy Prazenica and her husband moved to the valley in 2014 from Long Beach, via Idaho and San Francisco. She joined the Friends of the Library in 2016, and quickly became an “essential worker” on the board. She has served as treasurer since 2017 and has made very good use of her years with Sprint, where she retired as manager for the California voice and data network, and as executive assistant for the Journal Broadcast Group in Idaho.

Cathy Prazenica

Her tenure as Friends treasurer is marked by many improvements in our financial policies and procedures.

Like Ellie, Cathy is happy to be back in an area with four seasons, and she enjoys being two hours from the Oregon coast and just minutes from theatres in both Medford and Ashland. She likes to exercise and keep fit, and also says that she and her husband share food as a hobby, “getting it, preparing it, eating it.”  She describes her perfect summer day as “Early morning yoga and a vigorous walk; breakfast; lunch; dinner (did I mention we’re into food?) with family, following an afternoon of swimming and billiards; an evening of stargazing by the pool; sharing it all with Corky, my husband of 42 years.”

Interestingly, like Ellie, Cathy is currently reading The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes.  Next up for her is The Woman with the Blue Star by Pam Jenoff.  She notes that since the pandemic, most of her reading is on her tablet, thanks to Library2Go through Jackson County Library Services.

Thanks for all that you bring to and do for the Friends, Cathy!