Meeting Minutes – November 20, 2020

General Meeting            November 20, 2020

The HAPLD Friends Foundation members met via ZOOM.

Those in attendance: Pat Cornwell, Connie Corwin, Jerome Darrow, Pat Darrow, Carol David, Deanna Engelke, Nancy Hardy, Genevieve Hochwarter, Karen Hutchings, Ron Mangold, Marsha Natkins, Shirley Nowak, Jackie Pollack, Arthur Ruffino, Janis Ruffino, Jan Schadt,  Judy Schrader, Marge Smith, Reta Stohs, Pat Totman. Doug Cataldo, Head of Marketing; Pamela Kampwerth, Head of Circulation and Outreach Services

Pamela welcomed everyone to the meeting at 11:00 a.m.

Secretary’s Report

The minutes from the October meeting were reviewed. Nancy Hardy moved to accept the minutes, Janis Ruffino seconded, the motion carried.

Financial Report

Current balance is $8229.58 plus the $120,000 CD.

Income: $5375,04

  • $83.71 — Amazon Smile
  • $1,568.12 — Culver’s
  • $497.18 — Individual donations
  • $650.03 — Corner Books
  • $2150.00 — Holiday Basket donations
  • $426.00 – Raffle ticket sales

Expenses: $2131.16

  • $1023.50 – Donations to Library
  • $729.66 – Fundraising expenses
  • $275.00 – Postage
  • $103.00 – Sales Tax

What are we doing?

  • ZOOM Board meetings
  • Emails to Friends
  • ZOOM General meetings
  • Newsletters

Fundraising Activities

  • Corner Books
  • Holiday Basket Raffle
  • National Day of Giving, December 1.

Holiday Basket Raffle

Pamela displayed the five Baskets:

  1. $200 in cash
  2. Grocery gift cards: $100 Meijer, $50 Jewel, $50 Trader Joes
  3. Lottery Tree: $200 in lottery tickets plus light up Christmas tree
  4. Nintendo Switch system
  5. Stay at home basket: $50 pizza gift card, games, puzzle, candy, popcorn

A poster publicizing the raffle is at the Library entrance. The Baskets are on display behind the Circulation Desk. Boxes for tickets are on the table by the Card Catalog computer. Orders for tickets may be mailed in or ordered online.

Very Merry Huntley

Dolton LaCassa and Doug Cataldo created an Activity Book for Huntley. It will be available with a gift bag at the Library beginning December 1.

Library Report

The Library is open regular hours. Materials when they are returned to the Library are in quarantine for 3 days. Late fees are no longer being charged. The building program will be entering Phase 2 in late February the Library will be closed for a few weeks to move everything from the original building into the addition. The temporary entrance will be on the east. An employee will be stationed by the entrance to help entering/leaving the building. The Book Drops will no longer be available. Hold pickup and return will be available from the parking lot. The entrance to the new parking lot will be from Main Street.

Those attending this meeting can email Pam with their 2 choices for free raffle tickets.

Next meeting, December 18, 11:00 a.m.
The meeting closed at 11:30 a.m.
Respectfully submitted, Marjorie Smith