Friends Board Meeting Minutes (1/14/13)

January 14, 2013

members present: Monique Herzig, Jenny Haggerty, Kelly Farrah, Katy Balcer, Cassie Sweetnich, Jessica Keyser, Julie Updyke, Anne Yambor, Beth O’Connor

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Library Board Liaison – notes: Monique Herzig talked about installing a plaque for Elie and Noriah.
3. Library Staff- notes: Jessica Keyser talked about the Metro Times Blowout at the library May 2, 3, 4. This would be a fundraising opportunity for the FFL. We will get a temporary liquor license and sell beer/wine. Beth O’Connor is the chair and Jenny Haggerty is the co-chair.
4. Officer & Committee Reports

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary- minutes approved
  • Treasurer- notes: Tax obligation $614 due to state. See treasury notes.
  • Membership- notes: 63 memberships. 46 members up for renewal.
  • Book Store
  • Special Events- notes: books and roses April 21 from 11-6.
  • Public Relations- notes: the 500th “like” on Facebook gets a free membership.

6. Action Items – Review Calendar

  • Reception for New Director

We will have cake and punch.


  • Ferndale Public Schools Extravaganza- January 26

Volunteers needed at Library Table


  • Bookstore Volunteer Meeting & Appreciation

Pick a date – what’s the best day & time? How to show appreciation?

notes: daytime tea? weekend lunch?


  • FFL Strategic Plan


  • Engaging Membership (Renewals, Volunteers)

7. Adjourn- 8:30 pm.

Next Regular Meeting: Monday, February 11, 2013, 7:00pm