Friends 08-24-17 Agenda & Minutes

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BCCLS Friends of the Library Committee Agenda

Thursday, August 24, 9:30 am-11:30 am

Hasbrouck Heights Public Library

Approve Minutes from July 28, 2017 Meeting

 Old Business

Friends Breakfast

  1. “Save the New Date-October 17” email via Constant Contact re-sent by Ellen; can’t send to Directors from the Friends gmail account!
  2. Emiliana created a Breakfast graphic for Cobalt.
  3. Daragh-confirmed keynote content Raphael Badagliacca will attend our September 8 meeting.
  4. Scholarship Speaker-Ellen contacted initial candidate; waiting for reply.
  5. Centerpieces-will be assembled at today’s meeting.
  6. Bid Sheets-review final status.
  7. Bookmarks with Save the Date for December event at each place setting-Emiliana.
  8. Soliciting Baskets “Territory”-begin contacting after Labor Day. Refer to the previously-distributed “Talking Points” document. Friends Group Presidents’ names and contact information is trickling in to Ellen.
  9. “Basket Doyennes”-Georgene, Emiliana & Robin
    1. Georgene-will track what’s received & by whom
    2. Georgene, Emiliana & Robin-will receive baskets @ Breakfast and assign $ values

 December Event: Library Advocacy-How to Mobilize the Troops (working title)

Wednesday, December 5 (Snow date is December 6) 10 am-12 noon, Hasbrouck Heights PL

  1. Speaker: Raphael Badagliacca-confirmed?

 New Business

  1. Quarterly Newsletter-”Friends Focus,” working title.
  2. NJ Library Construction Bond Bill-NJLA will be sending out a public campaign for libraries to distribute in September. This will be on our September 8 meeting agenda.
  3. Set other meeting dates.

 Next meeting: Friday, September 8, 9:30 am, Fair Lawn PL


BCCLS  Friends Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 24, 2017,  9:30 AM

Hasbrouck Heights Public Library


Ellen O’Keefe, Chair – Glen Rock

Camille Valentino – Emerson

Emiliana Tuohey- Fair Lawn

Darlene Swistock – BCCLS

Robin Rockman- Oradell

Georgene Betterbed – Glen Rock Friends

Melissa Singlevick – Hasbrouck Heights

Lynn Kloss – Teaneck Friends

Ella Urdang – Englewood Friends

 Absent: Jeanne Sylvester – Nutley

            Donna Perkosky- Paramus

            Daragh O’Connor – River Edge

 Minutes of July 28, 2017 – reviewed and unanimously approved.

 Old Business

            The calendar and chronology for the Breakfast – invite Freeholders

            A slide for distribution.

            Sept 5 – start date for soliciting baskets

                        door prizes and baskets discussed

            Advocacy for the Bond Issue

                        Initiative on ballot in November

                        Riti Grover

                        Our role in disseminating information – voter support

 New Business

            Preparation of Centerpieces for Breakfast

                        Carefully selected materials available and artfully arranged.


                        In lieu of monthly activities list

                        Aiming for 3

                                    Fall – Oct 1

                                    Winter- Feb 1

                                    Spring – May 1

                        Person in charge – ??

Advocacy tool kit – to be developed by 4 BCCLS Committees:

                        Trustee Development


                        Governmental Relations

                        Public Policy – focus direction

Upcoming Meetings

Friday, September 8, 9:30 AM in Fair Lawn

Guest: Raphael Badagliacca, Breakfast Speaker

Friday, October 13 – 9:30 AM in Glen Rock

            Finalize Breakfast

Friday, November 3, 9:30 AM – Hasbrouck Heights

            Finalize December 5 Advocacy Event