Thursday, October 28, 2010

Annual meeting update and upcoming committee meetings

The JTEL annual meeting was a success, with 23 library members in attendance. New bylaws were reviewed, amended, and passed, and a new board elected. The board of directors now includes:
  • Ken Bluhm, new member and alternate, to 2012
  • Greta Burkart, re-elected to another term, to 2012 
  • Nancy Burnham, continuing member, to 2011
  • Amy Cameron, new member and alternate, to 2012
  • Roy Earnest, new member, to 2012
  • Eric Glos, continuing member, to 2011
  • Melinda Harris, re-elected to another term, to 2012
  • Deirdre Helfferich, continuing member, to 2011
  • Monique Musick, continuing member, to 2011
Two new committees have been created to focus on the design and construction of the library building and to raise funds for the library. Several people volunteered for these committees at the meeting, but both committees could use more help.
  • Capital Campaign Committee: this group will focus on grantwriting, organizing the fundraisers, publicizing the library for the purpose of fundraising, setting up an endowment or other long-term support, the bookshelf dedications, shirt sales, solicitations to individuals and companies or organizations, and coming up with other means to provide funding for construction, library operation, and library programs. The committee's first meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 3, 6 pm, at the Republic Press office, studio #2 at the Annex, 2922 Parks Highway (entrance on the right-hand side of the building).
  • Construction Committee: this committee will oversee the construction of the new library building, establishing a budget and timeline, securing materials and labor, working on the details of contracts, and so on. The first meeting is also on Wednesday, Nov. 3, but at 7 pm at the Golden Eagle Saloon on Main Street in Ester. MEETING CHANGE: the meeting will be held Sunday, October 31, 4 pm at the Eagle, so all members can attend.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Annual meeting this Sunday!

The library's second annual membership meeting is coming up this weekend, October 24th, at 4 pm. A potluck will kick things off, starting between 3 and 3:30. There will be door prizes and plenty of good food, as well as information on:

• grants and appropriations
• construction plans and committee
• architectural design
• marketing and publicity
• library history & update
• capital campaign and endowment
• bylaws & the federal nonprofit application
• board elections (see candidate bios)

Some information is on line in advance of the meeting. You can find the meeting packet and the agenda at the JTEL website.

See you there!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Photos from Readers on the Run

So far we only have a few. Here's some taken by volunteer Hans Mölders, who was a spotter on the intersection of Old Nenana Highway and Ester Creek Road.
Harry Simpson, #249. 
Lisa Baraff, poodle, out walking her husky.

Maia Luick, left, and Rachel Geiss.

Deirdre Helfferich, the Queen in Green.

Sally Anderson and son.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Readers on the Run this weekend!

Readers on the Run is tomorrow, check-in at 10 am at the Ida Lane Gazebo! Entry fee for race day registration is $15 ($25 to reserve a t-shirt too). Get yourself a silly costume, come on down, and run for the library!