Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New board, new charge

The annual meeting was a bit disorganized and began with a near-death experience for one board member, who is violently allergic to nuts (walnut caramel raspberry ice cream, even home-made, was NOT good for her health, and resulted in the absence of two board members and, as you can imagine, some consternation at the beginning of the meeting).

After things got going, sans agenda and the two willing but otherwise occupied members (one ill, one helping), we got down to the business of reviewing the year and presenting the annual report. The Annual Report was simplified somewhat from last year, offering:

  • the President's Report
  • Friends of the John Trigg Ester Library
  • Financial Report (to be corrected)
  • Fundraising & Grants Report
  • Program Overview for FY 2014
  • Acknowledgement & Thanks

The membership enthusiastically approved the proposed Friends. The board was charged with seeking professional assistance with bookkeeping. The new board of directors includes:

  • Deirdre Helfferich, president
  • Connie Huffman, treasurer
  • Varpu Lotvonen
  • Hans Mölders
  • James Rogan, vice president
  • Phil Rulon
  • Eric Zentner, secretary
The membership entrusted the board to find the needed two alternate board members.