Friends of Whitman County Library
Meeting Minutes
June 6, 2017

In attendance: Wanda Alderman, Sue Hallett, Velma Ulrich, Polly Anderson, Kristie Kirkpatrick, Peggy Kehne, Becky Lawhead, Shirley Cornelius, Patti Cammack, Nicole Kopp, and Debi Hergert

Nicole shared a video by Ted Talks explaining the importance of coding now and in the future. She demonstrated several of the robotics to the group and explained how each level becomes more involved. Coding is the future and the students in her workshops are excited to see what they are able to accomplish with coding instructions.

The meeting was then called to order by President Sue Hallett at 11:35 a.m.

The May minutes were read and approved with the correction of adding Shirley Cornelius to the attendance and that she presented the financial report in May.

The LaCrosse Community Pride sent a letter asking for a donation for their silent auction held during the Farmerís Festival. The FOL donated a wine basket.

Shirley gave a treasurerís report which highlighted the penny drive, Amazon Smile and the senior program donations.

A $2,500 donation from Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperation has completed the funding package for The Center project.

Branch update: The John Wayne Trail Riders donated $420.00 to the Malden Branch booksale during the Rosalia Battle Days.

Summer reading will begin on June, with programs in Colfax starting June 7th.

Tom Mohr is updating his art display with photos of the Dick McNeilly ranch. There will be a reception on June 19th for the public.

Black River by S. M. Hulse is this yearís Everybody Reads selection . The author will visit the library on November 7th? at noon and also at the Dahman Barn on Nov. 8th.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:55 a.m.

Respectfully submitted, Debi Hergert

The next meeting will gather at Brunings Funeral Home for a tour of the building. 

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