Meeting Minutes April 5, 2017
Approved November 4, 2017
Call to order and roll call: The meeting was called to order at 6:02 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, promotions; Frances Pitzer; Orlando Acosta; and Sandy Allen, Librarian (ex-officio.)
Minutes: The minutes of the February 1, 2017, meeting were distributed. A spelling correction was noted. Courtney Walker moved to accept the minutes as corrected. Mary Jane Fales seconded. The motion passed.
Treasurer’s report: We have $1775.32 in our city fund and $363.24 in our Grow Financial account. Diane Drutowski moved to accept the report. Mary Jane Fales seconded. The motion passed.
Previous Author Event: The February 13 event with Cathy Salustri had a good turnout and no problems.
Future Author Events: We will have Craig Pittman on April 10 as part of the Sunlit Festival. Diane Drutowski is coordinating with him. Linda Sagese will bring cookies and water. Mary Jane Fales will take photos of our events and send them to Diane for Facebook.
The following event is September 11 with Steph Post.
June 2017 Book Sale: The date will be Saturday, June 17. Diane Drutowski will ask for volunteers and donations of books. We will start publicizing.
Promotions and fundraising: Mary Jane Fales suggested we request reporters from the Tampa Bay Times to cover our events, and that we put out a jar for donations. (Diane will bring a receipt book to all events.) She also suggested offering prime seating for Friends Members. We discussed ordering new tote bags to sell. We need artwork. Orlando Acosta will investigate.
Summer Reading Sponsorship: Linda Sagese made a motion to provide $185 from our city fund to pay for the “Balloon Guy” at the children’s summer reading event. Maureen McDole seconded. The motion passed.
Officers: The following officers were nominated and a vote for all passed.
Linda Sagese – President
Maureen McDole – Vice President
Courtney Walker – Treasurer
Diane Drutowski – Secretary
Next meeting: The next meeting will be Wednesday, June 14, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. We will discuss the upcoming book sale.
Adjournment: Maureen McDole made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Diane Drutowski seconded. The meeting was adjourned at 6:59 p.m.
Diane Drutowski, Secretary