February 1, 2017
Call to order and roll call: The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Linda Sagese. Present were Maureen McDole, vice president; Courtney Walker, treasurer/membership director; Diane Drutowski, secretary/communications director; Mary Jane Fales, new member; and Sandy Allen, Librarian (ex-officio.)
Minutes: The minutes of the November 9, 2016, meeting were distributed. Courtney Walker moved to accept the minutes. Maureen McDole seconded. The motion passed.
Treasurer’s report: We have $1775.32 in our city fund and $283.24 in our Grow Financial account.
December 2016 Book Sale: We will try to schedule our event to not conflict with other events. Parking is a problem. We discussed book vendors with scanners and decided to continue selling with no restrictions.
State of Florida Registration: Linda has completed the State Registration for 2017, and will do the Annual Report filing next.
Author events: We have Cathy Salustri for February 13. Craig Pittman will be on April 10, as part of the Sunlit Festival. Maureen and Courtney will schedule Ben Montgomery and Steph Post for September 11 and November 13.
For the February 13 event, Linda will bring cookies. We already have water and paper products. Sandy will lock the outside door. Diane already sent a notice to the Times as well as the typical posts; she will send an email right before the event.
June 2017 Book Sale: The date will be Saturday, June 17.
Announcement: The Sunlit Festival (run by Keep St. Pete Lit) will be April 10 – 25, with a kickoff on April 6 at the Chihuly Collection, the original site of Haslam’s.
Next meeting: The next meeting will be Wednesday, April 5, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p.m.