This year’s Annual Meeting had all the components we’ve come to expect: information on funds raised and the range of projects and programs the Friends have supported, as well as the election of Steering Committee members. But circumstances beyond our control – i.e., COVID – made this year’s meeting a little different. Since we could not meet in person, we met online using Zoom.
At the Friends’ Annual Meeting on September 15, the Steering Committee said farewell to one long-serving member and the membership elected two new members and re-elected one other.
Terri Evans stepped down after three years on the Steering Committee, but she isn’t going far. She’ll continue to produce the Friends’ newsletter and manage the website, as well as serving as one of the leaders of the Friends’ book sorting effort.
The membership elected Kelley Halchuk and Cindy Tylock to two-year terms on the Steering Committee, and re-elected Joan Watts to her second two-year terms. Kelley and Cindy first got involved in the Friends as book sorters.
While we talked about our surprisingly strong fundraising (in the face of a pandemic that cancelled the May book sale and closed the library building to the public for five months), Library Director Jason Homer provided statistics on wide variety of programs the Friends have supported.
An extra round of applause for Jason and the library staff for their creative approach to taking programs and services online, as well as organizing contact-less book pick-up for patrons! And a special thanks to Kristen Sheridan, who is our library liaison.