Meeting Minutes – November 16, 2018

General Meeting              November 16, 2018

The HAPLD Friends Foundation members met in the Library’s Program Room.

Those in attendance were: Sandy Cooper, Pat Darow, Carol David, Marilyn Graunke, Nancy Hardy, Ron Mangold, Stevie Massei, Martha Schooley, Reta Stohs, Pat Totman, Shirley Nowak, Patricia Cornwell, Diane Benson, Darcy Chadwick, Mary Ann Schopen, Frank Novak, Library Director; Pamela Kampwerth, Head of Circulation and Outreach Services; Leigh Ann Porsch, Head of Communications & Marketing

At 11:03 a.m. Friends Liaison Pamela Kampwerth called the meeting to order.

Director’s Report
Director Frank Novak reported on the progress of the building program. Three mailings, including one survey, have been mailed to 14,000+ households in the library district. Several meetings have been held in the community including focus groups and speaking at Sun City neighborhood meetings. Information meetings will continue. The library has received mostly positive comments from the meetings. The library board will hold its annual Board Retreat on Saturday, December 1st. The board will have input into the most recent proposed design. Frank reminded the Friends that the library will need help with the Vote Yes campaign.

Secretary’s Report
Carol David moved the September minutes be accepted, Nancy Hardy seconded, the motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report
The November treasurer’s report showed a balance of $22,195.88. Reta Stohs moved the treasurer’s report be accepted, Patricia Cornwell seconded, the motion passed.

October General Meeting – Annual Luncheon
Friends commented that they liked the food, thought the wait staff was excellent, and the food was delicious.  This year’s attendance was up by five. The group’s consensus is to hold the event in October during National Friends of Libraries Week and not go back to a holiday luncheon in December.

Culver’s Fundraising Night
The event raised just over $600. The spring fundraiser has been scheduled for Monday, March 11 so it will occur before the April 2nd voting date. The group discussed ideas to promote voting including wearing construction hats with the campaign logo and providing tray liners to Culver’s a few days ahead of the fundraiser.

Giving Tuesday/Annual Plea
Letters will be mailed later today.

Chip-In App
Pamela reminded Friends about the app and how easy it is to use to make donations or purchase tickets.

Holiday Baskets
Baskets look good and are on display through December 20th.  Winners will be drawn at the December 21st General Meeting. Thank you to the holiday basket committee for doing such a great job!

December Book Sale & Very Merry Huntley Event
Volunteers are needed for the Friday night book sale and for the weekend sale.  Only patrons with tickets will be allowed to shop the book sale Friday night. Basket raffle tickets will be on sale, seven for $5 instead of the regular price of six for $5, Friday during the open house only.

December General Meeting
Basket winners will be drawn during the meeting on Friday, December 21.

Library Lovers Fundraising Plan – Month of February
Nancy Hardy reported that the Friends will be raising funds by selling bricks, windows, doors, and landscaping Legos® that will be used to build a library.  The display will be set up on a table so patrons can watch us build the library.

Meeting adjourned at 11:46 a.m.

Respectfully submitted, Pamela Kampwerth