Minutes: October 2020

Friends of HPL, Minutes of 10/15/20 Meeting

Present: Nick Berry, Kathie Clark, Ellie Davids, Helen Gallagher, Jen Mabee, Maureen Rekrut, Liz Vezina

Call to order
Social time 6 – 6:10, Meeting 6:10 – 7:08

Of the 9/17/20 virtual meeting
Approved as read.

Financial report
No changes
Dues notices will be sent

Helen reports that Ellen Suprenant is very responsive to the info Helen sends her. Likewise, RTE continues to print our news; the Chamber of Commerce often includes us in their newsletter.

Jen plans to offer a Zoom game or craft.
Nick may offer Zoom Lego. Storytime is ongoing, with 2 viewers in real time, 30 or so on Facebook. New books are now pictured.
The Book Club, now in its 14th year, meets via Zoom the last Tuesday of each month. Current book: The Vigilance of Stars.

To join, contact Nick at HPL.

Liz responded to the Board with a letter detailing fees as well as use: eg., 914 visits in 2018, 1226 in 2019, 804 to date in 2020.

Election of Officers
Pres.: Jen Mabee, VP: Ellie Davids, Sec.: Kathie Clark, Treas.: Maureen Rekrut, Communications: Helen Gallagher, School Liaison: Liz Vezina, Student Rep: Faith Mabee
No new nominations offered, proposed officers willing, members present in agreement, Sec. cast 1 ballot to elect them.

Old Business
By-laws amendment: Art. VII, #5: Any meeting can be held virtually, for example: via Zoom.
KVCAP/Library updates: Nick reports that several grants have been submitted; more will be. He and Rusty have begun a “wish list” for HPL’s portion of the new site. The Board has decided to purchase our part of the building, dependent on grant moneys. The Board is considering an easement agreement.
Little Free Library: will be near or in the gazebo. Since it is already sealed, it can’t be painted.
Approved unanimously
and sent to Board for approval.

Either Tiemer or the Town Crew will install.

New Business

To raise funds, we hope to hold a Yard Sale next spring or summer, outdoors – COVID dependent.
There will be a curbside book giveaway Sat., 10/24, at St. Albans School (replaces this year’s cancelled Book Carnival.)

Contact Susan Bowman to help: 341-0395.

Next Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 19th, 6 pm, via Zoom
Jen will send notice.

Respectfully submitted,
Kathie Clark, Secretary, Friends of HPL

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