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Meeting Minutes - November 13, 2007
Bonnie Gutzwiller called the
meeting to order at 6:40 PM with 13 members present.
The minutes from the August meeting were read and approved.
Treasurers report: Balance
to date is $5139.03. Report filed,
subject to audit.
-Mary Iverson will do the
holiday special event on Wednesday, December 12th at 6:30.
Mary will dress as Santas Helper
and read holiday related books--as well as give candy canes to all!
Sandy also has a free book for each child as a special gift.
(Hopefully, Santa will show up as a surprise
for the children!) This
will be advertised at the school and in the Advocate.
This Saturday is story time at the library.
Dawn will be reading from the David Shannon books.
Idell Knudsvig and Bonnie Gutzwiller.
Karen Spiegeler was re-appointed by the City.
Next meeting is December 4th.
Next year they will begin to meet just 4 times a year.
-Excellent coverage this
fall. No new ads now until Spring.
-The plaque in the vestibule
was screwed into the water pipe! It
is now fixed. Also, the heater in
that area is not working--way too hot, so it is now shut off.
-October door count was 600
-New lamps have been
purchased by the Friends. They are
very attractive and have been well received by all!
MSP Cindy/Ed to authorize another $150 to buy another table lamp.
MSP Cindy/Ed to authorize the over-expenditure on the previous lamps.
-The planter by the big
window needs updating. MSP Ron/Ed to
authorize $100 for a new planter and saucer.
Marian will shop and re-plant.
Recap of Stan Tekiela
-Very well received--47
attended. Would like to invite him
back to do his loon program, perhaps in May or June, depending on his
availability. MSP Julie/Jean to
authorize up to $350 for this event.
MLA Conference in
-Ideas for fundraisers
included an Antique Road Show-type event with volunteer appraisers.
Folks would pay to have their items evaluated, with the understanding
that these were volunteers--but well informed volunteers.
Also, a spelling bee--consisting of various teams.
The author/illustrator for the 2008 Summer Reading Program
was in attendance. MSP
Ron/Jean to authorize $13 for her new book
-We have been approved for
this status--non profit, public charity--we can apply for grants, etc.
-Need to update the donation
form for the library. A committee of
Julie, Cindy and Bonnie was formed to look into the donation form and also
clarifying/understanding the 501c3
status. They will meet in the
Election of Officers
-MSP Cindy/Mary to approve
the same roster as last year. President,
Bonnie Gutzwiller, Vice-President, Ed Groop, Secretary, Sharon Peterson,
Treasurer, Jean Peterson.
Proposed 2008 Budget
-Basically the same as last
year. MSP Ron/Mary to approve the
budget as is.
2008--we will have a meeting before this
to discuss our plans.
Author Dinner--May 9th
-Marian and Diane will
decorate--10 table limit, unless otherwise informed.
We will have door prizes as before--and the dcor is totally up to the
-Since the 4th is
on Friday next year, discussion as to when
the Book Sale should be held. We
want to take advantage of folks being in town for the holiday festivities--so
want the sale the same day as the Kiddie Parade, etc.
Will check with Bryan Bruns (event chair) to determine if the sale should
be June 28th or July 5th.
-Our next meeting will be Tuesday, April 8th, 7PM at the Library. We will meet again on May 20th to organize the Book Sale, and then July 10th is the picnic with the Improvement Club at Sandys. MSP Mary/Ed meeting adjourned at 8:12 PM
Sharon Peterson, Secretary