Annual Meeting

 October 20, 2011

 Present:  President Virginia Mulhern, Secretary/Treasurer Hallie Yundt Silver , Friends Board Member Debbie Bastian , Friends Members Annie Dixon and Gary Silver .

 President Virginia Mulhern called the meeting to order at 4:10 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2011.  It was determined that a quorum of officers was present and the Board was therefore able to conduct business.

 The President and the Library Director gave brief annual reports.

 Dues were collected from three Friends:  Virginia Mulhern, Debbie Bastian , and Annie Dixon.  Hallie Yundt Silver announced that she would pay the Secretary of State’s filing fee in lieu of Gary ’s and her dues.  Hallie Yundt Silver reported that there were five members in good standing.  She reported that all members in good standing were present and a quorum of the membership had been attained.

Nominations were accepted from the floor.

Moved by Debbie Bastian and supported by Hallie Yundt Silver to accept the nomination of Debbie Bastian for President, Virginia Mulhern for Vice-President, and Hallie Yundt Silver for Secretary/Treasurer, and to elect by acclaim.  Motion carried.

Debbie Bastian thanked the group. 

Moved by Annie Dixon and supported by Debbie Bastian to approve the Minutes of the meeting of February 17, 2011.  Motion carried.

Moved by Debbie Bastian and supported by Annie Dixon to accept the Financial Report as submitted.  Motion carried.

Hallie Yundt Silver gave the Book Sale Report.  She said that the Library now employed two part-time Library Shelvers, who can rotate items in the on-going book sale.

Hallie Yundt Silver reported that the By-Laws had been converted to an OCR file.  She said she had sent a first draft of proposed revisions to Linda Verdier.

 Moved by Hallie Yundt Silver and supported by Annie Dixon to request a bank resolution authorize Secretary Hallie Yundt Silver and President Debbie Bastian to act for the Friends with regard to the HNB savings account.  Motion carried.

 The Friends Calendar for 2011-2012 was established by consensus.  The Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Hannibal Free Public Library, Thursday, October 18, 2012, 4 p.m.  Additional dates of interest to the Friends include:

                      -         Film Showing, Monday, November 7, 2011, 6:00–7:45 p.m.

-         Library’s Holiday Party, Thursday, December 15, 2011, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

-         Book Lover’s Sale , Friday & Saturday, February 10 & 11, 2012

-         Library Tea, Saturday, February 25, 2012

-         Daylily Day, Saturday, April 14, 2012, 10:00 a.m. (April 21 in case of rain)

-         Book Sales at Farmer’s Market, weather permitting, June, July, and August 2012

-         Annual Book Sale , Thursday, Friday & Saturday, August 23, 24 & 25, 2012

Virginia Mulhern provided food for thought.  She recommended quarterly meetings in February, June, August and October.  She recommended additionally that meetings last only one hour.  Debbie decided that the Friends Board would meet a half-hour before the scheduled meeting.

 Moved by Debbie Bastian and supported by Gary Silver to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 5:10 p.m.

 Respectfully submitted,  


Hallie Yundt Silver , Library Director, Hannibal Free Public Library, and

   Secretary/Treasurer, Friends of the Hannibal Free Public Library