December 2012

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December 10, 2012

Members present: Kelly Farrah, Anne Yambor, Katy Balcer, Cassie Sweetnich, Darlene Hellenberg, Kevin Deegan-Krause, Jessica Keyser, June Derin, Julie Updike, Jenny Haggerty

1. Welcome and Introductions

2. New Library Director – Jessica Keyser. notes: her vision for the FFL includes fundraising, financial support etc. All City extravaganza on Jan. 28. We need 2-3 people to represent the library at a table. We will have a volunteer sign-up sheet at this event. We need volunteers for the bookstore and First Stop Fridays.

3. Officer & Committee Reports

President/Past President – Kevin Deegan-Krause
Vice President- Jenny Haggerty
Treasurer- notes: We have a $600 tax obligation. We made $230 profit at the hot chocolate/book sale. Kevin Deegan-Krause proposed 80% post tax to library. Raw grant of $8,000 for the year. Lump sum of $8,000 until June 30. In July (new fiscal year) we will reconsider 80%.
Book Store- notes: moratorium on book donations. June is contacting people to write articles about the store. We need volunteers in the store.
Special Events

4. Library Staff- notes: the library wish list includes new ‚Äúlucky day” collection/rack. Signage, stickers, multiple copies of popular materials. $5,000?

5. Library Liaison

6. Action Items

Reception for New Director- notes: on a Saturday in January.
FFL Strategic Plan (Based on Library/Board Strategic Plan)

January Mini-retreat? notes: 3-4 hours with Dan Martin?

Engaging Membership (Renewals, Volunteers, “Book Bucks”)

7. Adjourn at 8:08 PM

Next Regular Meeting: Monday, January 14, 2013, 7:00pm

Meeting of the Membership

November 12, 2012


Welcome and Introductions

In attendance: Kevin Yezbick, Jean Sterritt, Anne Yambor, Katy Balcer, Ed Burns, Beth O’Connor, June Derin, Jenny Haggerty, Sherry Wells, Monique Herzig, Cassie Sweetnich, Kelly Farrah


2011-2012 Reports


Treasurer- notes: see financial report.

Membership- notes: 58 families.

Book Store- notes: we need volunteers!

Special Events- notes: Books and Roses in April. Other ideas: murder mystery in October? Costume exchange? mini golf course in library? DIY event- tables set up w/ people teaching how to do things.



FFL Board Officer & Committee Chair Elections

Positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership, Book Store, Special Events, Public Relations, Programming


Notes: we still need a Treasurer.


Action Items

Library Bake Sale – 11/17/12

First Stop Friday Concerts – Volunteers Needed (Set-up and Tear-down)

Holiday Ice Festival Hot Chocolate Opportunity – 12/7/12 (12-8-12)

Bulletin Board

Coin Vortex

Book Sale- notes: we will have several small sales throughout the year instead of one big sale.

Meet with New Library Director/Reception for New Director- notes: reception in the new year.


Brainstorm (& Get on Calendar and Begin Planning)

FFL Strategic Plan (Based on Library/Board Strategic Plan)

Engaging Membership (Renewals, Volunteers, “Book Bucks”)

Special Events



Next Regular Meeting of the FFL Board (Open to the Public): Monday, December 10, 2012, 7:00pm.

(Future Meetings will be held 2nd Monday of the Month at 7:00pm at the Ferndale Library)