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Meeting Minutes for February 1, 2017

Meeting Minutes
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.

Submitted by
Diane Drutowski
Secretary

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Meeting minutes for November 9, 2016

Meeting Minutes
November 9, 2016

Call to order and roll call: The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Linda Sagese. Present were Diane Drutowski, secretary/communications director; Courtney Walker, membership director; and Sandy Allen, Librarian (ex-officio.)

Agenda order: Linda Sagese requested a change in the agenda to inform the board about Special Business (under New Business) first. Diane Drutowski made the motion. Courtney Walker seconded. The motion passed.

Special Business: Treasurer Monika Finley resigned.   Former President Wayne Finley forwarded an email requiring renewal of our annual state charter fee. We need a new treasurer and to transfer Monika’s access to the Grow Financial account. Courtney Walker agreed to be treasurer as well as continue with membership.

Minutes: The minutes of the September 7, 2016, meeting were distributed. Linda Sagese moved to accept the minutes. Diane Drutowski seconded. The motion passed.

Treasurer’s report: We have $283.23 in our Grow Financial account. Our account with the city was not available at the time of the meeting, but will be sent to Courtney Walker in the future.  Diane Drutowski moved to accept the report. Linda Sagese seconded. The motion passed.

Author event: Courtney Walker reported for Maureen McDole, who was unable to attend, that the authors are set for the event on Monday, November 14.  We have water and Linda will bring cookies. Diane will bring the author bios for Maureen’s introduction. We can’t put out our lawn banner early because it says “Author Event Tonight.” Linda will research costs for a replacement banner that says “Author Event Monday.”

Membership: Courtney Walker set up an online membership form that transfer the information automatically to a spreadsheet. The entire board will have access to this when it’s ready.

Literary Council Reception: Sandy Allen reported that the October reception for the opening of the Literacy Council of St. Petersburg (on the third floor of the library) went well. The Friends donated a cake.

Book sale: We discussed plans for the sale on December 3. Diane has obtained a Square for credit card sales. She is also coordinating volunteer sign-up, which is about half filled. Linda will ask for volunteers at the next author event. Maureen has arranged for a literary tour to conclude at the sale. Our sale is the same date as North Branch’s, so we may combine advertising. Diane will take fliers to the Drafts and Crafts event the same day across the street at the shuffleboard courts. There is parking available in the municipal lot accessed from 2nd Avenue or the alley off 5th Street North.

Treasurer:   Diane Drutowski moved that Courtney Walker be made Treasurer. Linda Sagese seconded. The motion passed.

Next meeting: The next meeting will be Wednesday, February 1, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

Submitted by
Diane Drutowski
Secretary

 

 

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Meeting minutes for September 7, 2016

Meeting Minutes
September 7, 2016
Approved November 9, 2016

Call to order and roll call: The meeting was called to order at 6:05 p.m. by President Linda Sagese. Present were Maureen McDole, Vice-president; Diane Drutowski, communications director; Courtney Walker, membership director; and Sandy Allen, Librarian (ex-officio.)

Minutes and Treasurer’s report: No minutes or treasurer’s report were available.   Linda Sagese moved to have board members review and approve both at our next meeting. Courtney Walker seconded. The motion passed.

Motion: Linda Sagese moved to change the order of the agenda to accommodate attendees’ schedules. Diane Drutowski seconded. The motion passed.

Author events: Maureen McDole reported both the September and November events are set. November is Native American history month, which ties in with our authors. Linda will check with Monika Finley about refreshments for September 12. We have water.

The first two 2017 author events will be February 13 and April 10. The April 10 event will tie in with the Keep St. Pete Lit Sunlit Festival. Maureen will work on getting authors.

Book sale: We will add a second book sale on Saturday, December 3, and plan to continue with two books sales per year.

Summer reading program: Sandy Allen reported that the children’s program was scaled back and started late this summer, but went well. The Friends’ contribution pays for entertainment. Members recommended the Nomad Art Bus and MakeMe Studio as possible children’s activities for next summer, and will give Sandy contact information.

First Night – New Year’s Eve: The Friends will not participate in any activities this year.

Membership: Courtney Walker will continue to update and coordinate membership lists. She will be in contact with Sandy about new memberships that come in through the library. She and Linda Sagese will check with Monika Finley about our existing PayPal account. Any memberships we take for the remainder of 2016 will also include 2017.

Mailouts: Linda Sagese suggested we mail postcards to people who don’t use email or Facebook.

New members: We need more people to help with running the organization.

Partnership/Literacy reception: Sandy Allen requested a contribution for refreshments for a reception on October 15 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Linda Sagese will obtain the latest treasurer’s report and make a recommendation based on how much money we have available.

Allocation: We will discuss the direction of future allocation of our money at the next meeting. Currently, we support the children’s summer reading program and refreshments at events, but we also want to spend money on more tangible items for the library.

Next meeting: The next meeting will be Wednesday, November 9, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., five days before our next author event.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p.m.

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Diane Drutowski

 

 

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Meeting minutes for April 6, 2016

The April 6th 2016 meeting of Friends of Mirror Lake Library was called to order by President Linda Sagese. A quorum was present.

February 3rd minutes were read and approved.

Treasury report was read and changes reported.

Sandy Allen read letter from Wayne Finley. Linda Sagese suggested that we express appreciation for Wayne’s tireless work.

Members were introduced:
Otto Dicepius
Matt Jackson
Sophie Cole
Courtney Walker

We had a surprise visit by Dwight Lane representative from district 68. He discussed the solar energy amendment that will be on the ballot in 2008.

We dicussed ways to recruit members. Sandy Allen will send membership list out. Our facebook page was discussed by Mauren Mcdole.

Sophie Cole discused new ways to get young people to Mirror Lake. Several ideas were passed around, Kawah coffee truck, Get “First Night” involved, other business pairings.

Sandy Allen is partnering with outreach to help with the homeless near Mirror Lake.

We agreed to meet in June 6 pm. Every board member will help with book sale in June.

Meeting was adjourned at 7pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Wickie Lofgren
Secretary, FoMLL

 

 

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Minutes of Annual Meeting – February 3, 2016

The February 3rd, 2016 meeting of Friends of Mirror Lake Library (FoMLL) was called to order at 6 PM by President Wayne Finley. A quorum was present.

The old business discussed, was our very successful Bicentennial Year (2015) events. It was agreed that this year we would only have 4 board meetings and 3-4 Author events.

New business was the nomination and election of officers. Linda Sagese was elected President, succeeding Wayne Finley. Maureen McDole was elected Vice President. Monika Finley was re-elected as Treasurer. Wickie Lofgren was elected Secretary. Diane Drutowski was elected Communications Chair, Wayne Finley Special Projects Chair and Maureen McDole will be Author Events Chair.

Other new business discussed, was the Book Sale. It was agreed by the members that we would only consider holding the event if the library staff would set up and brake down the books. Librarian Sandy Allen stated that her staff could do that; especially since it is our leading fundraiser.

It was decided by the Board, that the next Author Event will be on Monday, April 11th, starting at 5:30 PM. Maureen McDole will select the Author. Monika said she would do the refreshments. The next events will be September 12th and November 14th.

All those attending the meeting thanked Wayne for his unbelievable contributions to the FoMLL.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:50 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Linda Sagese

Acting Secretary, FoMLL

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Annual Meeting – February 3, 2016

News from our annual meeting on February 3, 2016.

Officers:
Linda Sagese – President
Maureen McDole – Vice President
Monika Finley – Treasurer
Wickie Lofgren – Secretary

Other board members:
Wayne Finley – Special Projects
Diane Drutowski – Communications

We offer most heartfelt thanks to Wayne Finley for founding the Friends and for his many years as President and driving force of the organization. He has stepped down as president and is now in charge of special projects, which will be a great fit for his creativity and energy.

The Friends are switching from monthly to quarterly meetings in 2016. The meetings will continue to be held on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the library. This year’s dates are April 6, September 7, and November 9. Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings. We are always looking for people to join the board or just help us plan and carry out our activities.

Our author events continue this year on Mondays starting at 5:30 p.m. The dates are April 11, September 12, and November 14. Author names and other details will be announced.

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Friends of Mirror Lake Library Monthly Business Meeting Wed Dec 4 at 6PM

The regular monthly business meeting of Friends of Mirror Lake Library is held on the first Wednesday of each month, except when it falls on a holiday – and then we take off…

Please join us this Wednesday Dec 4 in the library Community Room at 280 5th Street N from 6pm to 7pm and bring your ideas on how to better serve and support Mirror Lake Library.

Cordially,

Wayne Finley, President

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