Minutes of the November 14, 2017 Friends of the Merrick Library Meeting
Present: Karen Tusa, President, Howard Schwartz, Vice-President, Maureen Garvey, Secretary, Diane Christie, Treasurer, Fran Kommor, Barbara Goldberg, and Sandra Mintz.
Meeting called to order at 4:45 by Chair Karen Tusa.
The minutes of the October 2017 meeting were approved on a motion by Howard Schwartz, seconded by Fran Kommor and unanimously approved.
Karen Tusa asked the members present for their informal approval of NYLA membership for the year 2018, which they did.
The Treasurer’s report, as follows, was read and accepted on a motion from Diane Christie, seconded by Howard Schwartz and unanimously approved:
Total in Savings: $7,271.25
Total in Checking: $436.24
Invoices were presented to the membership.
Residential membership remains at 48. Brochures and bookmarks were updated. The 2018 memberships have been emailed. Re: business memberships, after discussion it was decided Howard Schwartz will email all the businesses included in the Chamber of Commerce directory that include an email address in their listing.
Craft and Vendor Fair
We have a full complement of vendors (26) with a waiting list of 5. Signs have been updated and posted. Jan Sanseverino will get the balloons on the day. Marian Hart will be asked to keep a tally of attendees. Howard will get water and fruit from Stop & Shop.
Attendance for the Fall session was less than the Spring. The Friends will sponsor the class again next Spring and hope that attendance is better. If so, we will consider offering the class less frequently. The Friends still wants this class to be identified with FOML.
A Shred Away is scheduled for April 21st, 9:30-12:30. This is the day before Earth Day.
Jack Lubowsky had agreed to be the Publicity Chair, and has already revised our membership application and bookmark.
The Family Movie is set for Thursday, Feb. 22 at 2PM. The Friends will provide popcorn, but will not have a popcorn machine.
Upcoming meetings for the FOML: Dec 19, Jan 9, Feb 13, 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 Howard Schwartz at 5:40.
Maureen Garvey, Secretary