Welcome SCFOL’s New President, Bill Bischoff
Joan Hayes, after 7 years serving as our eighth SCFOL President, turned the President’s gavel over to Bill Bischoff, who was elected to the President’s position at our annual SCFOL General Membership meeting held at the San Carlos Branch Library, November 16, 2022. Joan Hayes will remain as a very valuable Member of the SCFOL Board.
Many of you know Bischoff as a SCFOL Board Member and Volunteer Chair, so he is not new to our SCFOL members, especially those who work the Book Sales. Bill was delighted to be considered for the President position; is anxious to hit the ground running, and hopeful that he will see a new branch library in the near future.
Bischoff’s ancestors settled in San Diego in the 1930s. Along with his brother and sister, Bill grew up in the Banker’s Hill area of San Diego where everyone knew each other and eagerly participated in their community. After receiving his BA degree from USD, Bill entered the field of retail management, and later returned to his alma mater to earn his MA degree. He is now retired from his life-long work in all levels of Certification and Curriculum Development.
Bill and Joanne, his wife of 37 years, moved around San Diego, but they loved the Navajo area and settled in Allied Gardens in the 1980s. Joanne sadly passed in December of 2021, but her memory lives on for Bill in their children and grandchildren.
We are excited to welcome Bill, and look forward to new beginnings with him as a new SCBL looms on our horizon.