Betsy S. Hull

The Red, White and Blue Project, Inc.

Betsy S. Hull, Board of Directors Member

Betsy Hull was the head librarian at the Okemos branch of the Capital Area District Library, which is the fifth largest library system in Michigan. Previously, she was Continuing Education Cooridinator for the Library of Michigan, Lansing, MI; and Library Director for the Community District Library, headquartered in Corunna, MI.

She has a background in management having been an owner of the Bagel Haul Delicatessen, a restaurant chain in the Lansing-East Lansing MI, area. Prior to her business experience she was a journalist specializing in the medical field.

Her involvement with the community includes volunteer work the Beal Botanical Garden at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; Board of Trustees, Riverwalk Theatre, Lansing, MI; Friends of the Shiawassee River, Owosso, MI; and Girls on the Run, an after school track program in Corunna.

Betsy's late father, Donald "Whitey" Hull is a World War II veteran, having served with the U.S. Army in Europe, and before the war's end, was transferred to the Pacific Theatre of Operations.

Board of Directors member Betsy Sue Hull is shown at the American Cemetery in Luxembourg during an October 2012 visit. There are more than 5,000 headstones at the cemetery (including that of Gen. George S. Patton). Most of the soldiers were killed over a 6-week period between Dec. 1944 and Jan. 1945 in what became known as "The Battle of the Bulge." 19,000 Americans were killed during the last German offensive of WWII. The headstones at the cemetery reflect 371 soldiers Missing In Action, 101 Unknowns and 22 sets of brothers. Betsy has just placed a stone on top of a Star of David headstone, which, in keeping with Jewish tradition, signifies someone has honored the deceased person's memory with a visit to the grave.

Betsy S. Hull, head librarian at the Okemos Branch of the Capital Area District Library system of Greater Lansing (Mich.), gets a visit from a couple of friends during one of the many community outreach programs.