FRIENDS OF THE MARY JOHNSTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
                            P.O. Box 1091
                  Standish, Michigan 48658

 

Monthly Meeting Minutes

January 2, 2014


The meeting was called to order at 7:15 p.m. by Karen Weishuhn, president. Present at the meeting were Kelly Spencer, Phyllis Klender, Elon Basgall, Hilde Carruthers and Karen Weishuhn.

The October minutes were distributed. Phyllis Klender made a motion to accept the minutes as written, seconded by Kelly Spencer, motion carried.

The Treasurer's Report was distributed by Kelly Spencer.

Incomes from Hilde – Book Totes - $25

Book Sales - $53.40

Pat Warner Memorial - $120

 

Bills - $17.86 to Karen Weishuhn for Veteran's card making supplies and wreath holder for Christmas ornament wreath.

Hilde was given $30 for petty cash.

Treasurer's Report was accepted.

Old Business

Card Making

Valentine Card Making to send to VA Hospital will be held on Monday, February 3rd, 10 a.m. at Karen Weishuhn's house.

 

Book Page

A thank you letter from Stephanie Olson for the Friend's contribution to purchase the Book Page was read.

 

New Business

Memorial Donation

Kelly Spencer will send a thank you to Curt and Wendy Hillman for the memorial donation given in memory of Wendy's mother, to the Friends group.

 

February is Book Lovers Month

Pink hearts that say February is Book Lovers Month will be given to patrons during the month of February. If it has PRIZE written on it, they will be given a candy. Kelly Spencer will purchase the candy for this.

 

Librarian's Report

Hilde Carruthers reported that the new fence has been completed and trees have been removed. She shared that a new alarm has been installed. It goes off when the back door is opened. The security system with cameras is also up and running.

Spring Book Sale

Phyllis Klender will check with the VFW to see if their building is available on April 5th and 6th for the Spring book sale.

 

Adult Programs

Ideas were discussed regarding adult programs for the 2014 year. Terese Irish, the author of A Thousand Letters Home was highly recommended. There are a number of people from the area who were unable to attend her presentation in Omer and those who did would love hearing her again. Elon Basgall suggested Janet Allen, a Holistic Food expert. Elon will get more information on her presentation.

 

Totes for Snowflakes

Elon will purchase totes to store the snowflakes.

 

New Sign

Phyllis Klender will email Stephanie Olson about whether she has had a contact with Curt Hillman regarding regulations of a new library sign.

 

Book Storage

Karen Weishuhn will check with the board of Divine Shepherd Christian Community Church regarding whether we will be able to store book sale books in the pavilion after the church purchases the Kof C Hall.

 

Upcoming Dates to Remember

February Friends Meeting-February 6th

Spring Book Sale-April 5th & 6th

Loyalty Day Parade-April 26th

Meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

Phyllis Klender, acting as secretary in the absence of Linda Eyer