Monday, July 13, 2009

Friends of the Library Minutes from April 2009

Friends of The Hancock Town Library

Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Children's Room

Present: Alison Rossiter, Kim Brady, Jim Musarra, Betsy Salazar, Jean Harrison, Tricia Froling, Pam Erdmann, Cindy Amidon, Leeni Gravlin-Dunn, Tom Pisaturo, Jane Richards-Jones, Beth GrosJean, Shirley Kane, Amy Markus, Eleanor Falcon

The meeting was called to order by Jane Richards-Jones, President, at 6:30 PM. This earlier starting time and a short business meeting will allow time for the preparation of the membership mailing.

Secretary's Report: Accepted as written.

Treasurer's Report: Jim reported that in the Laconia Bank there is an account with $848.48. This account will be closed and that sum will be deposited in the Ocean National Bank where an account exits in the amount of $13,361.74.

Director's Report: Amy Markus reported there is a substantial amount of money in the technology budget line. These funds will cover various expenses including a conference in May which Amy is attending, lots of good movies, and belly dancing. Author Edie Clark received payment for her talk on her experiences crossing border points between the United States and Canada. These funds also supported additional activities which may be found in Amy's monthly schedule of events. Donations of food for the Food Bank continue. Amy requested replacing the linoleum in the Daniels Room bathroom which is in poor shape. The birds in the Children's Room are very talkative and a good-night cover over the cage helped settle them for the night. A couch is being ordered this week.

Old Business:

Library Brochure Update: Alison Rossiter will be meeting Thursday evening with people experienced in production to move the brochure to the next stage of its completion.
Thanks for the cookies....Jane reported that the cookies provided to a recent Women's Club/Harris Center event were "a big hit with the Women's Club. We're the talk of the town!"
Town Plates: Alison brought up the matter of the Dump hours having been changed since the printing of the plates. The solution agreed upon was pasting the correct hours over the wrong ones.

New Business:

Preparing mailing for spring fund-raising effort: The business meeting was adjourned by 7 PM so the membership letter and forms could be prepared for mailing.
Jim Musarra requested the mailing be held until the first of May as he feels that is a good mailing time. The preparation was completed in record time - within an hour.

The meeting was adjourned at 8 PM.

Date and time of next meeting: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Respectfully submitted,

Eleanor Falcon

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