May 2017 General Meeting Highlights!

Highlights of the May 2017 General Meeting

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Membership
Thirty-nine members (39) were in attendance at the May general membership meeting. There are seventy-three active members in the Friends and Volunteers’ organization.

Author’s Tea
A very successful Author’s Tea was held on May 4, 2017. Local author, romance novelist, Jennifer Shirk, spoke to a sold-out crowd. Organizers, Joan Sambucci and Pat Levis thanked the members of the committee, Roberta DeVries, Angel Smith, Carol Dotts, and Chris Wilson, as well as, advisors Barbara Weber and Rose Marie Ricci for their help. Also recognized for their help were Linda Robie and Joanne Romano for publicity, Elaine Wilson for tickets, and Tina Moschella for the program.

Hospitality
Forty-five (45) members attended the New Members Luncheon following the April general membership meeting. New members honored were: Phyllis Bonner, Gayle Davidson, Bert DeVries, Doris DiCorcia, Cecelia Gallelli-Keyes, Marilyn Heck, Yvonne Thies, Merry Wagner, Chris Wilson, Joan Wolf, and Kathleen Woodring. Special thanks were extended to Joanne Romano who set up a special program to allow members to RSVP online. The brief bios of new members presented by Debbie Moreland as she introduced each new member were appreciated.

Book Room/Book Sales
One-hundred seventy-eight (178) books were sold at the book sale held during 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 have slowed a bit. There is a need for recently published books in good condition. Donations may be placed on the study carrels or in the bins across from the restrooms on the first floor of the library.

First Day of Kindergarten
Preparations are under way for the First Day of Kindergarten community service project. Since a ten dollar ($10.00) coupon to Sun Rose Books will be included in this year’s bag of goodies for kindergarteners on the first day of school, contact has been established with the book store to coordinate implementation.

Special Projects
The display case will feature a collection of bells from around the world this month. The bells belong to Pam Manning’s 93 year old uncle. He served as a consulate in the State Department from the 1950s through the 1980s and collected the bells from around the world.

Third Grade Reading Club
The final book read for this year’s program was Strange Case of Origami Yoda, a book about a sixth grader and bullying. The participants made origami creations after the meeting. The final meeting in May will be an opportunity for the group to eat and have fun.

Reading Trees
Babs Stefano thanked Elaine Novello for the May trees displaying the themes of Mother’s Day and the military.

OLD BUSINESS

Patti Phillips has been approved for the newly created Member-At-Large position.

A custom made table with bookshelves on top and a moveable shelf like table underneath will be made by a local contractor. The table is being constructed for the free books area and will be our gift to the library and community.

NEW BUSINESS

Debbie Moreland recognized the past presidents of the organization and asked that they talk a bit about the history of the Friends and Volunteers at the June meeting. Their unique perspective and knowledge will help provide members with a sense of appreciation as to how events and activities started.

Four (4) scrapbooks have been donated to the historical museum. They cover the years of 1998-2007, 2007-2010, 2010-2011 and 2012. The scrapbooks contain photos and news articles. Everyone is welcome to view them at the museum.

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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