Meeting Minutes – January 19, 2018

General Meeting        January 19, 2018

The HAPLD Friends Foundation members met in the Program Room at the Library.
Those in attendance were: Diane Benson, Sandy Cooper, Pat Cornwell, Marilyn Graunke, Jackie Pollack, Janis Ruffino, Judy Schrader, Marge Smith, Reta Stohs, Pat Totman, Patricia Wyant.  Library Director, Frank Novak; Library Communications Coordinator; Leigh Ann Porsch; Library Liaison, Pamela Kampwerth.

At 11:03 a.m. Janis called the meeting to order.

Director’s Report

  • Thank you to the Friends for the $42,000 end of the year check to the Library, part of which will be used toward the purchase of a new (used) van.
  • The Village has given a 5-year permit for the use of the triple-wide extension.
  • At the Board Retreat, interest was expressed in increasing the size of the library by 15,000 square feet. A lot of work is necessary to prepare for a referendum.
  • The NIU survey showed that people recognize the need for an expansion.

Secretary’s Report
The December minutes were reviewed. Reta moved the minutes be accepted as corrected (the spelling of minivan under Library Lovers), Marilyn seconded, the motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report
The end of the year balance was $1275.99. The Friends earned a total of $57,743.55 in 2017. $42,000 was given to the Library for programs and a van. Pat C. moved that the report be accepted, Jackie seconded, the motion carries.

 Holiday Basket Fundraiser
The Basket Raffle was very successful. The number of tickets sold was the most since ticket number recording started.

February/Library Lovers Book Sale
The next Book Sale is February 3-4. Volunteers are needed to set up and work the sale.

Library Lovers/Van Fundraiser
Funds for the purchase of a van will be accepted through the end of February. Donations will be matched up to $1000.00.

Growing Scene
Kathleen Carr will speak at the April General Meeting.

Board of Directors Annual Strategic Planning Meeting
On February 2, the Board will meet to analyze the events of 2017 and plan for 2018.  Anyone with suggestions for 2018 should let Pamela, Genevieve or a Board member know.

 Pat C. moved that the meeting adjourn, Marilyn seconded, the motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m.

Respectfully Submitted, Marjorie Smith