June 2017 Meeting Highlights!

Highlights of the June 2017 Meeting

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Membership

Forty (40) of our seventy-six (76) members were present at our June Membership Meeting. First-time guest, Elizabeth Genco, was welcomed and Doris McNorton became our newest official member.

Author Tea/Luncheon

A meeting is scheduled with the Flanders to discuss the menu for the Author Luncheon. The date for the luncheon is Wednesday, October 4, and the author will be announced in August.

First Day of Kindergarten

Materials are being ordered for the bags. The bags will be assembled on Wednesday, August 30, in Room N116 from 10:00 to 12:00. Linda Robie and MaryAnn Mozzo will meet with Sun Rose Books to firm up the free book coupon requirements. An expiration date of November 15, 2017, will be placed on the coupons.

Reading Trees

The Reading Trees—prepared by Carole Candy and Merry Wagner—feature the themes of Flag Day and Flags of the World.

Special Projects

The display case features shore bird carvings by Dave Rhodes. He is a well-known US shore bird carver and has won many shows and contests. He is self-taught and teaches classes in bird carving at the library.

OLD BUSINESS

A custom-designed, free book table has been constructed and installed by a local contractor. The table is our gift to the community and library. The contractor also cut down a study carrel to allow it to fit properly in the area for book donations.

NEW BUSINESS

A discussion of the history of the organization was begun with Leslie Clarke, an original member, reporting that the Friends and Volunteers began in 1989. One of their first activities involved preparing the library collection for a move to the new library by placing security strips in all the books. Barbara Weber continued the discussion bringing us back to a much simpler time for the organization. She stated that the author luncheons began in 1998, with only about forty people attending the first event. She also remembered that one luncheon had to be cancelled due to lack of sales—something that is unimaginable in our current, sell-out era. She recalled past scholarships and donations to Indian Reservations. The trip down memory lane will continue next month with Rose Marie Ricci and Sandy Crescenzo recalling past events and activities.

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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