Minutes of the February 13, 2018 Friends of the Merrick Library Meeting
Present: Karen Tusa, President, Howard Schwartz, Vice-President, Maureen Garvey, Secretary, Steve Dershowitz, Johanna Spoljaric and Sandra Mintz.
Meeting called to order at 4:45 PM by Chair Karen Tusa.
The minutes of the January 2018 meeting were unanimously approved on a motion by Maureen Garvey and seconded by Sandra Mintz.
The Treasurer’s report, as follows, was read by Maureen Garvey and was unanimously accepted on a motion from Howard Schwartz, seconded by Sandra Mintz.
Total in Savings: $8,646.84
Total in Checking: $348.06
Invoices for the previous month were presented to the membership.
Residential membership stands at 50. Karen Tusa reported there are still 21 outstanding renewals. Marion Ormsten and Johanna Spoljaric will call these members.
We have received one new business membership. Considering that the email request for sponsorship went out in late January, and businesses tend to write checks once a month, it was decided that a second reminder email would be sent in mid-March.
None to report
Diane Christie will handle providing popcorn in popcorn bags for the Family Movie Event on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 2PM. Karen Tusa and Sandra Mintz will also attend. Karen will give a brief pitch for the Friends before the movie starts. Maureen Garvey will be there at the end, and we will be able to take membership payments using the Square Card Reader.
Karen asked Howard Schwartz to sign new paperwork for HSBC due to the issue we had with our original paperwork not having been processed.
The Breakfast for the Friends was discussed. It is scheduled for May 5th from 9-11AM. Howard is going to work on the wording for the event calendar on the Library website. Our intent is that each Friend who attends can bring up to two guests.
The Mini-Golf event was discussed. Maureen Garvey will contact the Bellmore Memorial Library, which recently hosted the program, for their help in contacting Rick Bolton. Karen Tusa has made three attempts to contact him, but so far has been unsuccessful.
The Friends received a request from Chatterton School PTA to take out an ad in their “Playbill”. There was a discussion of the pros and cons, which will be continued at the March Friends meeting.
Upcoming meetings for the FOML: Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8 and June 12. All meetings are held on Tuesdays in the second floor conference room and start at 4:45PM.
A motion to adjourn was made by Maureen Garvey at 5:30pm.
Maureen Garvey, Secretary