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November 7, 2012

Minutes of Trustee's meeting

The Ocheyedan Library Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 4:30pm. Members present were: Bernie Willadsen, Laura Glade, Tammy Hoekstra, Nancy Faber, Don Hormel, Janet Kleve and Librarian Connie Schuster. Absent: Linda Kogelmann.

Meeting was called to order by Bernie. Motion was made by Laura and seconded by Nancy to approve the minutes. Carried.
Treasurer's Report: Bank balance of $37,708.37 as of 10/15/12; Trust and Agency balance of $33,394.84; General Fund balance of $4,313.53
Half of the county allocation money has been received in the amount of $5,500.00.

Bills to be sent to the City Council were read. A motion was made by Janet and seconded by Tammy to approve. Carried.


Librarian's Report: Registration is up three with circulation remaining about the same. We have taken in $180.00 from the sales of cookbooks donated for resale by Liz Marquez. The annual report of the Sibley Public Library was distributed. The State report was filed in September. Six children attended the “Make and Take” Halloween party. Connie contacted Larry Hoekstra regarding cleaning the gutters but has not heard back. Cindy Kemp, S-O Middle School, asked if we would help collect Coats for Kids.

Unfinished Business:
1. County Library Meeting: We will host on Monday, Nov. 12th. RSVP's indicate 20 or better will be attending for luncheon of lasagna, bread, relish, bars and beverages.
2. Christmas Party on December 5 @ 5:30pm: Connie has picked up bread mix boxes for our adult volunteers and will have a gift for the young ladies who do the cleaning. In celebration of our 100th anniversary and recognition of our volunteers Connie will extend invitations to Ruth Hoekstra, Diane Truckenmiller, Barb Block, Lois Glade, City mayor and members of the City Council, City Clerk, Chrissi Wiersma and all spouses for a luncheon of appetizer, three varieties of soups, crackers, desserts/bars, homemade bread and beverages.

New Business:
1. Budget Committee: Don, Nancy and Connie will meet Wednesday, Nov. 28th.
2. County Supervisors meeting: Librarians will meet with the Supervisors at 9:30am on Tuesday, December 11th.


Meeting adjourned.

Date of next meeting will be December 5th at 4:30pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Janet Kleve

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