Friends of Whitman County Library
Meeting Minutes
September 5, 2017

In attendance: Sue Hallett, Catalina Flores, Patti Cammack, Kristie Kirkpatrick, Sheri Miller, Velma Ulrich, Nicole Kopp, Gail Webster, Shirley Cornelius, Debi Hergert

The meeting was called to order by President Sue Hallett at 11:00 a.m. The June minutes were read and approved without corrections.

Correspondence included several thank you notes. They included notes from branches for the summer reading programs, flowers sent for Kathy B’s surgery, for funding the Fit and Fun classes, and kudos to the Rosalia branch. An update from Dawn Heiydt was shared.

Shirley reported on the current treasurer’s report. The book sale has done well and money continues to come in from Amazon Smile.

Old Business

The tech center is shaping up well. The bathrooms will hopefully be completed by October. In December, The Center will again host The Festival of Trees and Art among the Trees. There will be continued fund raising for blinds and furniture.

The Grain Elevators of Whitman County exhibit was well received.

New Business

Sue was excited to report her phone call from the WA Library Association notifying her that Friends of the Library will be honored at the next conference with their Friend and Foundation award. They recognize a Friends group or Foundation for effective advocacy of the library community; bringing its services and possibilities to the attention of the community and its leaders.

Keith and Marcy Campbell are the September Supporters of the Month and Mikki Tague for October.

The Teen summer reading prizes went to Derek Repp in Colfax- $50.00 gift card to Amazon and the Galaxy Tablet to Mason McIntosh in Uniontown.

The staff/board grand prize winner of Adult Summer Reading is Janet Stafford, Tekoa’s assistant librarian. Adult winners were Becky Elfers, WSU Game-Day package, Janelle Harrison, Galaxy Tablet from WSECU, Ruth Cox, JP Pies picnic basket, Elaine Parker, magnum of Merry Cellars wine and Virginia Heaton, JP Pies gift certificate. Thank you to Catalina for all of her help on the summer reading program.

The Fair Booth will include Rural Heritage displays, the spinning wheel, naming of the “Library Pig”, and handouts from each branch for their September programs.

The Youth services will be starting their school programs. September is Library sign up month. Jennings Elementary will host a “Technology Internet Safety” program.

Kristie highlighted upcoming events such as Wylie and the Wild West and voter registration at First Thursday.

The October meeting will be chaired by Kristie in Sue’s absence. We will be touring the Superior Court led by Judge Libey.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:40 a.m.

Respectfully submitted, Debi Hergert

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