Highlights of the April 2017 General Meeting

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Membership
Forty-four (44) members were in attendance at the April general membership meeting. There are seventy-five (75) active members in the Friends and Volunteers’ organization.

Author’s Tea
The 9th Annual Author’s Tea will be held on May 4, 2017 at 2:00 at the Flanders. The cost will be $30.00 and High Tea will be served. Author, Jennifer Shirk, will be the speaker. One hundred (100) tickets will be sold and there will be open seating. Tickets will be sold in the atrium on Friday, April 21, from 6:00 to 8:00 and on Saturday, April 22, from 10:00 to 12:00. Checks should be made out to the Friends and Volunteers of the OCFPL.

Hospitality
The Welcome to New Members Luncheon will be held following the April meeting. New members honored are: Phyllis Bonner, Gayle Davidson, Bert DeVries, Doris DiCorcia, Cecelia Gallelli-Keyes, Marilyn Heck, Yvonne Thies, Merry Wagner, Chris Wilson, Joan Wolf, and Kathleen Woodring.

Book Room/Book Sales
New shelves have been installed in the book room to store empty boxes.

A book sale will be held at the Block Party on May 6.

The first summer book sale will be on Friday, June 23, 2:00 – 8:00 and on Saturday, June 24, 9:00 – 2:00 in the Library atrium.

Book donations can be left on the study carrel or in the bins beneath that are located across from the rest rooms on the first floor of the library.

Special Projects
The theme of items used in serving tea from around the world has been prepared for the library display case to promote our Author’s High Tea.

Third Grade Reading Club
This year’s successful program will end on Wednesday, April 26, at 6:30 in the school library.

OLD BUSINESS

Member-At-Large
Patti Phillips has been nominated and has accepted the nomination for the newly created Member-At-Large position.

Library Events
The library staff recognized and appreciated the help our members provided during the OC CON community event. Our participation during the Edible Book Contest as participants and assistants was also recognized.

NEW BUSINESS

All committee chairpersons are asked to attend the June 7, 2017 Executive Board Meeting at 10:00 in Room N116.

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March 2017 Meeting UPdate…

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Author’s Tea  
The 9th Annual Author’s Tea will be held on May 4, 2017 at 2:00 at the Flanders. The cost will be $30.00 and High Tea will be served. Author, Jennifer Shirk, will be the speaker. One hundred tickets will be sold and there will be open seating. Tickets will be sold in the atrium on Friday, April 21, from 6:00 to 8:00 and on Saturday, April 22, from 10:00 to 12:00. Checks should be made out to the Friends and Volunteers of the OCFPL.

Baby Bags
A chance meeting with the Director of Nursing at the hospital uncovered the need for additional bags to be prepared monthly. Twenty additional bags will now be prepared each month, totaling 100.

Book Sale
All members of the committee and volunteers who worked the book sale were thanked for their assistance in making the book sale a success.

Hospitality
Members will be needed to man a table in the atrium during National Library Week, April 8 – 14. They will distribute goodies provided by the library from 9:00 to 12:00, as well as, sell books from the dollar cart and encourage people to sign up to receive the newsletter.

Read Across America
Bags with books and goodies for Read Across America were quickly prepared using a production line on February 23.  Twenty-eight readers from the police department, fire department, and mayor’s office read to the students in the Primary School on March 2. Miss Ocean City, the Library staff, Historical Museum representatives and volunteers from our membership also participated. Thank you notes have been received from primary school students.

Special Projects
The display case holds Norman Rockwell plates from the collection of Thelma Bates. The plates are from 1977 through 1991 and depict an adult passing on information to a child.

Third Grade Reading Club
Students are currently reading How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O’Connor.  The next club session is March 15, 2017.

OLD BUSINESS

By-Laws and Policies and Procedures
The revised By-Laws and Policies and Procedures were passed and the changes were approved to be immediately enacted.  The Nominating Committee was reactivated to seek someone to fill the newly approved second Delegate-at-Large position on the Executive Board.

Upcoming Library Events
Members have volunteered to assist with the Library’s OC CON Event to be held on April 1 and 2.  They will also help with The Edible Book Festival on April 5, 2017 from 11:00 to 3:00.

NEW BUSINESS

Members are encouraged to take photos of our events so that they can be posted to our website or published in newspapers.

The new member luncheon is set for Monday, April 10, following our next membership meeting.

Veteran members have been asked to take us on a “Journey Down Memory Lane” to describe our history and to highlight how our organization got to where it is today.