FRIENDS OF THE MARY JOHNSTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
P.O. Box 1091
Standish, Michigan 48658
Monthly Meeting Minutes
May 2, 2013
Meeting was called to order at 7:10 by President Karen Weishuhn.
In attendance were Stephanie Mallak Olson (Dir IADL), Phyllis
Klender, Kelly Spencer, Gaynol Fales and Hilde Carruthers.
The April minutes were reviewed. Motion made by Gaynol Fales to
change April’s minutes about the book sales expense to $70.36 as
was presented April’s Treasurer’s report. Motion supported by
Phyllis Klender. Motion passed.
The treasurer’s report as of April 30 was presented by Treasurer
Gaynol Fales: total of all accounts $9,788.00, April income
$33.55 and expenses $331.41 totaling -$297.86, and year-to-date
grand total of $216.60. Motion by Kelly Spencer to accept the
report, seconded by Phyllis. Motion passed. Expense of $36.83
presented by Karen Weishuhn for the Loyalty Day parade candy and
and Phyllis Klender presented expenses of $68.87 for volunteer
lunch and gas to transport books donated by Butman-Fish library.
$15.20 income came from patron donations.
It was agreed there was too much candy at Loyalty Day. Books
left over from World Book Night were passed out along the way,
which were met pretty much with lack of interest. Five Webelos
from Kelly’s group marched with the library and distributed
candy. Kelly said the Webelos had a good time.
Winners of the National Library Week basket drawing are Vida
Fulton, Kathy Graves, Lenie A. Henison, Valerie Luukkonen,
Timothy Miller and Rebecca Spohn, Linda Eyer took photos of the
Card Making with Thinking of You as the theme will be held at
the library at 10:30 AM on May 13.
Approximately 2,000 books were picked up from Butman-Fish
Library (Saginaw) but many were discarded when sorted by
volunteers after the pick-up.
IADL Director Stephanie M. Olson reported the Branch Trek was
successful, with 95 patron and 20 Staff completed “library
passports” turned in. There was a 29% increase in library cards
issued during the time period compared to last year. Some
participants said it was interesting to see how the libraries
had their own personalities and architecture, and one said an
interest in new, different genres came about because of the
The Mardi Link family research program on April 25 went well,
with 14 participants. Two attendees said they were definitely
inspired to write their own family histories. Ms Link went
beyond her original planned time, giving an extra 30 minutes for
After last meeting, Kelly sent an email with photos of other
“Have a Blind Date with a Book” events that helped this group
with its plans. FMJML volunteers will meet at the Omer County
Historic Court House at 7:00 PM on May 6 to wrap bundles of
books for our BDWAB. Gaynol will make a poster and a day
convenient to the MJML will be decided upon for the “Date”.
Donations will go in a jar at the circulation desk.
World Book Night was a disappointment, with many books being
left over and given away at the parade (see above). WBN sponsors
said distribution of the books at a time other than WBN was
acceptable as long as it was not at/to a library.
Paws for Reading is back for three weeks in May. Gaynol made a
motion to increase the show of appreciation gas card from $50 to
$100. Seconded by Karen. Motion passed.
Reminder that “Shopping for Hidden Treasures” will be June 5 at
6:30 PM. The offering of refreshments is yet to be decided.
Volunteers to get books from Zauel Library (Saginaw Township) on
May 18 are to meet at MJML at 12:30 PM to be at Zauel by 1:30
Starburst labels for The
Book Page have been ordered and will be taken to Arenac
Abstract and Title for printing as usual.
Some discussion occurred about possible future programs.
Research into some possibilities will be made before details can
The usual National Library Week take-the-staff-out-for-lunch
date was bypassed and a lunch at Fergies Restaurant on June 5 at
11:00 was agreed upon.
Next meeting is June 6. Meeting adjourned 8:15 PM.
Gaynol Fales, substitute Secretary