Minutes – January 4, 2016

(as submitted)

Members Present: Silvia Fleitz, Dana Petersen, Lee Hallberg, Amy Welden, Carolyn Smith, Tulli Kerstetter

I.     Call to Order: by Carolyn at 7:05pm

ll.     Place conference call to John at EveryLibrary.Org: He informed the Friends about the Friends role in the Mil Levy process for 2016. They provide this advice to us pro bono through donations. It is important to let the community know what will happen at the library if the mil levy does not pass. Also, it is important to let the community know how the money will be managed and used if it does pass. Marketing needs to be done about the ballot measure, focusing on the positive things that the library does in our community. The Friends can formally vote to endorse the ballot measure and provide resources (ie. Contributing money to the campaign, doing T shirts or buttons, postcards, etc.). Friends can donate up to 20% of our prior year’s funds for political speech/PAC. The Friends can give any amount for an informational campaign.

lII.     Proxies: none

A. Electronic votes or communications: none

IV.    Minutes of previous meeting: approved as corrected.

V.    Correspondence: none

Vl.     Financial report: none. Laurie Webster, treasurer, is out of town.

VIl.    Librarian’s report: none.

VIIl.     Projects Summary:

A. Stanton Englehart sales: The cards have been moved to the back room of the bakery. Carolyn will talk with staff about getting a better location.

B. Library Book Bags:

lX    Old Business

A. donor bench/ table/ wall plaque: will discuss next meeting as Lee had to leave before the meeting was over.

X.    New Business

A. End of the year donations update: we did not have a report on financial donations but Dana reports that we have a LOT of books now donated and we will need to plan a spring book sale.

B.  Plans for bake sale – Feb. 13th will be the date of the sale from 9-3.

XI. Adjourn: 8:10 pm       Next meeting: February 1, 2016, 7pm at the library. All are welcome!