FLF Mtg Notes Nov 2, 2021
Attendees: Monica Martinez, Lorraine Sintetos. Leadership Team (voting) members: Nancy, Michele, Diane, Moana, Donna, Valerie by Facetime
Recent PR: San Lorenzo Valley Post – Article in November issue on Felton Library and FLF
Library Advisory Commission. Jenn. Next mtg Nov 15. They advise the JPB
Felton Library events: see here
Friends of the SC Library report – Capital campaign for shortcomings in capital campaign is nearing it’s million dollar goal
FLF Org Chart - approved
Anyone who loves the library is considered a Felton Library Friends
Executive Committee is needed for FSCPL Chapter status: President, Secretary, Treasurer.
Leadership Team has fiduciary responsibility to vote on budget and expenditures over $500
Discussion: Which branches have no Friends Chapters:
2022 FLF Budget – Donna motion, Moana second. All approved. Note Beginning balance for 2022, approximately $66,564
Approve budget of $10,100 expenses from 2019 funds remaining – Diane motion, Moana second. All approved
FLF account with SCPL for funds remaining from 2019 $50,00 contributions.
The FLF Leadership Team voted to approve contributions from our Chapter to the SCPL requests to FSCPL for support in 2022. These contributions should come from the $31,000 remaining from $50,000 given to SCPL for Felton in 2019 to support programs and materials for 3 years, not from the FLF annual budget with FSCPL,
$2,500 to Summer Reading Program (towards SCPL request of FSCPL for $25,000). $2,500 is the annual SRP amount in the original budget for the $50,000 given.
$1,000 to hybrid programming infrastructure (towards total SCPL request of FSCPL of $7,890)
$100 to staff appreciation (toward total SCPL request of $700)
Going forward with this account, FLF will receive a quarterly accounting detailing our requests and disbursements. We still would like an accounting of the funds spent in 2019-20 for staff support, amounting to over $10,000.
For 2022 contributions to the Felon Branch from the remaining funds,
the Leadership team voted to budget for contributions to Branch programs and materials. The amounts budgeted are consistent with the original budget for the $50,000 given in 2019 for programs and materials for 3 years
The funds will not be expended until requested by Felton Librarian Jackie Danziger and approved by the Leadership Team.
Programs- up to-$2,500 in 2022 when requested
Materials: Up to $4,000 in 2022 when requested
TOTAL BUDGETED: $6,500
Grand total budgeted from remaining funds from 2019 contribution:
Sunday, Nov 21, 1-3 pm, reception
Donations / contributions to take home a panel.
Stacey M – made the project by grants. Lenz donated the mat panels.
FLF donated the delta of about $400 to cover Stacy’s costs
PR – Stacy’s coordinating + FLF newsletter. FLF email blast.
Community-Led Programming: We have volunteers to teach classes, we need a coordinator. Looking for volunteers for adult programming: arts program and environmental science Coordinators. Suggest insert for December newsletter.
Book Sale: November 27 10 am to 4pm in the Community Room, All will be priced at $2, with the exception of a selection of more valuable gift books.Lorraine needs some time to coordinate Friday set up – Michele
We will be getting additional volunteers for Friday set up
Rotary, Interact Club hoping to participate
Plant expenditures: ~ $500
Approximately – 50 additional plants
Earth Stewards – alternative HS volunteer team from SC Museum of Natural History will come once a month, led by Chris Soriano.
Park question: Replacement of Park staff (Dan). Jaime Jimenez. Donna Z left him a message regarding moving forward on staff recruitment. (No email available). Look for joint force to look push on recruitment
Communications Report – Newsletter for this month.
Community-Led Learning (CLL) Team met recently and continued to work on procedures that are aligned with library policies
– Library Birthday - February 22, target Donor event
We want to start that planning in December.
Diane and Michele to coordinate
New meeting date:
Fourth Tuesday of the month.
January 25, next meeting – 4:30 – 6:00
Break for December 2021
Consider watching in person meeting attendance – do we want to have zoom meetings occasionally?
Consider new leadership team members.