Like a well-oiled machine, the Committee that put together the Annual Meeting did their super best. Thank you to:
Beth Smith-Kellock, Connie Wortham, Sandra Dickey, Fran Garbaccio, Sharon Murphy, Toni Navarro, and Mary Talwar
for everything. Thanks too, to those who brought the delicious food, to the Committee for my colorful lei to go with our Hawaiian theme, and to Library Director
for the beautiful bouquet.Perhaps the most surprising and gratifying report
for the year’s end was
statistic that volunteers for the Friends reported over 4,000 hours
for the year. That’s 1,000 hours over last
year! We all know that volunteer hours get under- reported; and all of you wonderful volunteers worked much more than that, so hopefully next
year, we can surpass that number again by 1,000.
As noted last year, we were working on a project for a place to store our books for the Best Used Book Sale. This proved much more complicated
than we had planned and we’ve tabled this until
October. We hope by then we will have a feel for what is happening to our Strategic Plan and how
that all ﬁts in with our ﬁnancial planning. As the sub-
committees meet, we will keep you, the members of the Friends, updated. The sub-committees are: Mission and Purpose, Public Relations, Financial Development, Governance (Development of Future Board Members and of the Board itself), and Membership. If anyone would like to serve on one of these committees, please email me at email@example.com .
Don’t forget our
Savor the Flavor Summer Event where we can enjoy the newest food delights while
earning 10% of the sales from our night out. See you at Savor the Flavor, located at 11 Kersting Court in
Sierra Madre, on
Thursday, July 17, at 6:15 p.m.
Please help us by supporting our Partners Program and renewing your membership to the Friends. With your help, we can continue to keep our Community Library the vibrant, active entity it is today. You can pick up applications for both at the Library.
Happy Summer to all!! It’s because of
valuable contributions that we are able to offer so many awesome programs to our Sierra Madre youth during the summer. Please come to the Library and check out our Summer Reading Program!Our membership is currently at
and we would love to increase those numbers. Do you have a business, a family member, a friend, a youth, who would benet from our award-winning newsletter? Or who would love to come and join the ranks as a valued Friend of the Sierra Madre Library? We will be having 99 members eligible for renewal and we would love the membership to increase. Thanks to all of you who have already forwarded your renewal dues. Along with the letter recognizing the receipt of your dues, we’re enclosing an additional Friends’ brochure. No, this is not for YOU, but intended to be passed on to a friend or family member who might be interested in becoming a Friend
help us grow our membership numbers so that we could easily reach 400 members by the end of the summer!
President: Pat AlcornVice President/Partners/MTEF: Beth Smith-KellockTreasurer: Wendy StocklyRecording Secretary: Teresa ChaureCorresponding Secretary: Mary TalwarArt Fair Co-Chairs: Janet Emery and Susan GallagherBest Used Book Sale: Martha Troedson Board Development: Margaret QuigleyHistorian/Archives: TBAMembership: Vicky RyanNewsletter/Web Site: Sharon MurphyPublicity: Lynsey PlumeTrustee Liaison: Frances SmithVolunteer Development: Connie WorthamDirectors at Large
Jerry CarltonToni NavarroPete SiberellDarlene TraxlerJane ZamanzadehBoard Member Emeritus: Fran GarbaccioNon Director
Wine Tasting: Robert Newton
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2014-2015
At their annual dinner meeting, held on June 18, the Friends of the Library were pleased to announce the candidates that had been approved for positions on the Board of Directors for 2014-2015. They are: