HAPLD FRIENDS FOUNDATION
General Meeting
February 19, 2016

The HAPLD Friends Foundation members met in the Program Room of the Library, Friday, February 19, 2016. Those in attendance were:
Diane Benson, Sandy Cooper, Muriel Fink, Nancy Hardy, Genevieve Hochwarter, Stevie Massei, Shirley Nowak, Janis Ruffino, Martha Schooley, Mary Ann Schopen, Marge Smith, Bert Stohs, Reta Stohs, Pamela Kampwerth – Friends Liaison, Leigh Ann Porsch -Library Communications Coordinator, and Frank Novak – Library Director.

President, Genevieve Hochwarter, called the meeting to order at 11:07 and welcomed everyone.

Highlights from Annual Board Strategic Plan Meeting
Genevieve reviewed the high points of the Board’s Strategic Plan Meeting when the past year was reviewed and thoughts about the future were discussed.
Coming year projects:
• Continue to expand membership
• Continue to increase fundraising, explore other avenues of fundraising
• Embrace the use of technology: i.e. purchase devices to enable the use of credit cards by      clients at Book Sales, Fall Fest, Corner Books, Raffle tickets, etc.
• Have short programs at some General meetings

Director’s Report
The Winter Reading program enrollment is up 46%.  The Board and library staff are giving input for the Library’s Strategic Plan. The plan will be different from past plans in that it will not be a list of goals but a vision of what the library should be:
• Retooling the staff, improve their digital skills
• Using space better, recognizing there will not be a referendum
o Opening up space
o Reducing the footprint of the print collection
o Cutting the DVD and CD collections, more people are streaming
o Add meeting areas

Secretary’s Report
The January minutes were reviewed. After correcting the spelling of Genevieve’s name, Nancy moved the minutes be accepted, Mary Ann seconded, the motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report
Diane Benson gave the treasurer’s report which showed a balance of $4279.29. The largest income for January was from Corner Book sales. The EFS Grant has been received and will show on February’s report. Reta moved the report be accepted, Martha seconded, the motion carried.

Library Lovers Book Sale
Reta reported that the sale was the best February sale in five years, $710.00 plus we will receive additional money for book recycling. She asked that people sign up to work the April Book Sale. At that time, it may be possible to accept credit cards.

Library Lovers Basket Raffle
The Raffle for the four baskets has been going well. The Legos Basket is the most popular. The baskets were donated by Genevieve Hochwarter, Nancy Hardy, Pam Kampwerth and Sweet Repeats. The drawing will be on March 1.

April General Meeting
Kathleen Carr will make a short presentation on “New Plants for 2016”. Because of limited space (32) people will have to register for the meeting.

Shirley moved that the meeting adjourn, Muriel seconded. The meeting adjourned at 11:45 a.m.

Respectfully Submitted,
Marjorie Smith

Upcoming dates:
March
8 Board of Directors’ Meeting, 10:00 a.m.
16 Library Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
18 General Meeting, 11:00 a.m.
April
2 & 3 Book Sale
11 Culver’s Night, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
12 Board of Directors’ Meeting, 10:00 a.m.
15 General Meeting, 11:00 a.m.
May
10 Board of Directors’ Meeting, 10:00 a.m.
11 Annual Fundraiser Breakfast, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
20 General Meeting, 11:00 a.m.
20-22 Growing Scene Fundraiser
July
15 General Meeting, tentatively at Tom’s Farm, 11:00 a.m.