Highlights—August 2018 Meeting!

Corresponding Secretary, Angel Smith, reported that a thank you note was sent to Cheryl Kelchner and Leslie Clarke for their box and paperweight displays.

Library Representative, Leslie Clarke, reported that an informational meeting would be held after today’s library board meeting in Room N111. Architect, William McLees, will present information about the second floor library redesign project.


Membership: Bobbi Taylor reported that 38 of our 70 members were in attendance. Barbara Gallagher is a new member and Dot Mongo has attended for the first time. Beatrice Keefe is attending her second meeting.

Book Room/Book Sale: Jeanne Pless reported that men are needed for the clean-up at Saturday’s book sale. The book sale will be from 10:00 to 3:00. Jeanne welcomed Carla Heist and Annette LoPresti as new committee members.

Author Tea/Luncheon: Joan Sambucci and Pat Levis reported that ticket sales will be on Saturday from 10:00 to 2:00 in the atrium. The second sale date will be Friday, September 7, from 6:00 to 8:00. The luncheon menu will feature chicken. The author will speak about The Last Castle and the Biltmore Hotel during her presentation. Book signing will be at 11:15. The luncheon will begin at noon with seating starting at 11:30.

Baby Bags: Pauline Kretzu reported that Sharon Cattie and Kathleen Woodring would prepare the bags and Joan Sambucci and Sharon Cattie would deliver around 100 bags this month.

First Day of Kindergarten: Linda Robie reported that all materials are in and members of the committee will assemble the bags. A press release is being prepared to promote the gift certificate for kindergartners.

Hospitality: Joan Sambucci reported that she will have a sign-up sheet next month for National Friends of the Library Week in October. We will also be participating in the community’s Welcome Night.

Library Special Events: Babs Stefano stated that four people were needed for the library’s table at St. Peter’s Back to School Carnival on August 24 from 5:30 to 7:30. Pam Hepner and Judi Levy volunteered to serve from 5:30 to 6:30 and Joy Fleckser and Debbie Moreland from 6:30 to 7:30.

Reading Trees: Marge Roth reported that Jean Bush did the trees this month with a summertime theme. Chris Wilson will do a back to school theme for September.

Special Projects: Debbie Moreland reported that Cheryl Kelchner and Angel Smith went to the home of Fred and Betty Pracht to select owls from their collection for the August display.


We have purchased new signs that have been installed over the free book table and on the walls to direct people to the free book and donation area.

A nominating committee has been formed for the executive positions starting in 2019. Jean Bush, Pam Hepner, chairperson, and Elaine Wilson are members of the committee.

Committee chairpersons are working on filling the chair positions for the next two year term. Chairs must serve on the committee for a year before serving as chair. We are currently looking for chairs for the Author Tea/Luncheon and the Book Room. Publicity has the need of a co-chair.

Tina Moschella reported that she contacted Michelle Musto at The Shores to receive input on the possibility of purchasing hardware for use with audio books for residents.


Debbie Moreland reported that the public is invited to a special meeting in room N111 at 5:30 on August 13. Architect, William McLees, will discuss the proposed renovations to the 2nd floor of the library.

Meet Our Members information was shared by Debbie Moreland Diane McMenamin, Dot Johnson and Pauline Kretzu were highlighted.


  • Library Board Meeting: Monday, August 13, 2018 4:00 PM Room N111
  • Library Special Meeting: Monday, August 13 5:30 PM Room N111
  • August Book Sale: Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • St. Peter’s Back to School Carnival: Friday, August 24, 2018
  • Next Executive Board Meeting: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 10:00 AM
  • Next Membership Meeting: Monday, September 10, 2018 10:00 AM

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