WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12,2016 GREENWICH FREE LIBRARY BOARD TRUSTEE MEETING
The meeting opened at 7 PM. Present: Annie Miller,Cliff Oliver, Claudia Blackler, Terry Pendergrass, Chris Ruland, WalterGrom, Paul Thurston, Jim Nolan, PatIsgro, Jenny Lyttle, Sandy McReynolds.
FUND RAISING COMMITTEE:
We received a draft of the
Members attended the LARAC meeting for information and the grant application. The theme for this year is Folk Themes. The grant is due Oct. 29th. Possible programs: John Kirk & Trish Miller, Matt Edwards, BobWarren or Ally & Evan. LARAC prefers a series rather than just one event. TheLibrary is responsible for 20% of the fee.
Halloween: Terry and Naomi will be at
BUILDING & GROUNDS:
Annie suggested that the job of this committee is to identify problems in the library, both big and small. Find a person to work on these jobs. It was suggested we contact the person who is in charge of the house rental to see if she has any suggestions: firstname.lastname@example.org, and her telephone number is518-307-4453. Cliff Oliver will callMitch Throop to see if he is still interested in being on this committee along with Walter Grom and Sandy McReynolds. It was noted that an immediate problem is
GILL ROOM REPORT:
There were ten requests this past month for research. Sandy gave a presentation of her Hub of Activity slideshow and walking tour to the Cambridge and Greenwich DAR members. Members attended the Susan B. Anthony meeting where it was decided that a calendar of events from all organizations would be developed. Sandy will present the program for
The last book sale made $182.00. Jenny mentioned that the books that were to is available would be left on the tables in the outer room and any groups could cull through them and take what they want. Annie mentioned the Small Libraries Create Smart fundraising. This program will help with needs of the library and the community. Jim Nolan will work with this grant…Annie will check to see if anyone else will work with him. Submitted by Claudia Blackler, Secretary
Treasurer’s Report for Jan 1 through September 30, 2016
The attachment summarizes income and expenses for the first three quarters of 2016 in relation to the budget.
- On the income side: fundraising, donations, and contributions from the Chase Trust are lagging.
- We’ve exceeded the budget on grants. Congrats to Annie an here staff.
- Total expenses of $119,299 were less than expected (64%). Maintenance costs including the custodial contract are up. Utility costs are down.
Account balances as of 9/30/2016
|General Operating Account||157,872|
|GFNB Book Account||6,198|
|Librarian Debit Account||424|
Respectfully submitted this 13th day of July, 2016.
Greenwich Library, Treasurer