Minutes – October 5, 2015

(as submitted)

Friends of the Library Meeting Minutes – October 5, 2015

Present:  Amy Welden, Maddy Williams, Carolyn Smith, Tulli Kerstetter, Laurie Webster.

I.  Call to order by Carolyn ca 7:15 p.m.

II.  Proxies:  none.

III.  Minutes of previous meeting read out by Amy, approved as read.

(Note:  Silvia as Secretary was not at this meeting, so Tulli took notes.)

IV.  Correspondence:  none.

V.  Financial Report presented by Laurie.  Approved as read.  Total all accounts: $8,868.94.  Laurie met with Dolores State Bank personnel and found out that nonprofits have free accounts with their bank, so no more bank fees.  Interest on savings account: $.25. View the report here.

VI. Librarian’s Report: Lee was not able to attend, so Carolyn briefed us on Lee’s presentation to the Mancos Board of Trustees re: services to the Town that the library provides, along with a request for additional funds.

VII.  Projects Summary:

a.  No sales of Stanton Englehart cards from the Bakery since last meeting.

b.  Library book bags were given away at the Balloon Festival if someone made a purchase of $5 or more.

c.  Balloon Festival vendor’s booth garnered $173.71 in sales and donations.  We all felt that Dana’s efforts at setting this up were of great value and the proceeds were such that a booth at next year’s festival would be worthwhile.  Suggestions were made of having some small edibles and water and/or lemonade for sale which might bring in additional funds as there was only one food vendor at the stalls on Grand Avenue.  Maddy stated that the food vendors were all at Boyle Park.  Since the library booth was free, and there were food vendors at the park, this may not be possible, but we agreed to pursue this idea.

VIII.  Old Business:

a.  Landscaping project is in full swing.

b.  Picnic table honoring landscape donors is still in process.

IX.  New Business:

In Lee’s email announcing the agenda for the October 5th meeting, he stated that he would be asking for funds from MFOL for the electronic upgrades to the library.  Laurie also stated that funds would be required for the annual end-of-year appeal for donations.

X.  Our next meeting will be November 2nd at the library.

XI.  Adjournment at 7:48 p.m.

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