The Friends of Mirror Lake Library invite you to “Be a Friend,” and are offering a FREE book bag with each new membership (while supplies last!), These sturdy canvas tote bags will “carry” you through all your reading needs, and are emblazoned with a print of one of our beautiful new award winning images produced at our Paint the Library outdoor painting festival. Get them while they last, because once they’re gone the image will be retired for at least a couple of years.
Enroll now on this website, or drop off your application at the library and walk out with your bag full of books!
The Annual Gathering of the Friends meeting was held on Monday February 11, 2013 with a delightful turnout of Friends new and old.
The first order of business was election of officers. The slate of officers was presented by the nominating committee and included mostly the current board; however, sadly we had to bid farewell to outgoing treasurer Jaime Abbess but glady we welcomed aboard new treasurer Rebecca Soebbing.
The slate of officers presented were: Wayne Finley, President; Wendy Bennett, Vice President; Linda Sagese, Secretary; and Rebecca Soebbing, Treasurer. By a show of hands from members present the slate of officers was approved.
Jaime Abbess was a founding member of the Friends and has always been an active and engaged member. She stepped into the role of treasurer at the Annual Gathering of Friends in Feb 2012 and helped shepherd our group through the creation of our own banking account and was our social media wiz, creating our blog and Facebook accounts. Her warm demeanor and kind smile was always a welcome addition, and she helped us in many ways, even dragging her family into the mix to volunteer their assistance at our events. Due to an awesome promotion and her need to pursue some personal projects needing more of her time, she felt she needed to step down so that another Friend might provide more focused attention to the details of keeping our books. THANK YOU JAIME, we’ll miss you but know you are always welcome back!
And thanks to those Friends who continue to rise to the occassion to help make the Friends a group of engaged and motivated library patrons! The work you do on behalf of Mirror Lake Library is sincerely appreciated!
Lastly, welcome aboard Rebecca! Rebecca and her husband John found the Friends in March 2012 and became immediate lifelong members. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in finance and budgeting, and we are looking forward to her tackling a few major hurdles still needing to be handled, such as helping us craft our annual budget and pursuing our 501(c)(3) designation. What a great asset she will be.
It was very nice to see the many old Friends present as well as new attendees who became Friends at the gathering, and every one came with such good ideas of activities we could pursue we already have a full plate for the upcoming year. Look for them as the months go by.
The Friends of Mirror Lake Library will hold its regular monthly membership meeting Wednesday April 3, 2013 from 6pm to 7pm in the library’s Community Room, 280 5th Street North in downtown St. Petersburg. We welcome you to join us!
During the meeting the board of directors will conduct its formal business of the group, and informs the membership about upcoming new events while soliciting your ideas on others. Learn how to get involved!
All meetings are open to the public and light refreshments are served.
We hope to see you there, and be sure to bring a friend!
The Friends of Mirror Lak Library will hold its regular monthly board meeting Wednesday MArch 6 from 6pm to 7pm in the library’s Community Room.
Join us to hear about upcoming new events, share your ideas on others, and learn how to get involved!
SCOTT WAS BORN IN PERTH AMBOY AND GREW UP IN FORDS, NEW JERSEY. HE HAS AUTHORED 7 BOOKS AND DOZENS OF MAGAZINE ARTICLES ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE UNDERWORLD, AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AS HE IS AN EVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST BY PROFESSION. HE NOW RESIDES WITH HIS FAMILY IN ST. PETERSBURG, FL.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A BRIEF LIVELY EVENING OF INTERESTING DISCUSSION AND ANECDOTES AS MR. DIETCHE SPEAKS ABOUT HIS BOOK AND THE PROCESS OF WRITING IT.
We look forward to your company at the Annual Gathering of the Friends, our annual membership general meeting where we all “Reconnect and Reacquaint” with each other and our beloved library.
At the annual meeting the membership gets a brief synopsis of the Friend’s activities over the last year, elections are held, annual priorities and goals are discussed and planned, and a great deal of fellowship is had with like minded folks interested in actively assisting and supporting the library,
The Friends board treasurer Jaime Abbess is stepping down and another member has been selected by the Nominating Committee and is on the slate. All of the other board officers have expressed their interest and strong desire to continue serving in their respective roles and will be on the slate. Please come and give your opinion of the slate through an up or down vote. We also want to hear from any or all of you on 2013 group priorities and goals, as wll as working to find members who wish to serve on the work groups that provide our services and activities.
Its our most important day to see each other’s faces and put them together with the names we see flying about. As we head into 2015 it is our goal and focus to help remind the community to “Reconnect and Reacquaint” with each other and the library.
Please consider starting now!
Lastly, although we are all slightly saddened by the departure of our beloved treasurer, “always there volunteer,” as well as taking on leadership roles in numerous events, we want to thank Jaime for her awesome volunteer work and the many hours she gave us taking part in the planning and execution of our numerous events and actitivites. We hope we keep seeing her in the audience at those events. Best wishes Jaime!
Join us on the 3rd floor in the library’s Community Room, Monday Feb 11th, starting at 5:45pm sharp and ending at 7pm.
Wayne Finley, President
Mirror Lake Library is located at 280 5th Street N,, on the western edge of downtown St. Petersburg.