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BCCLS Friends Committee Minutes 5/4/2018, 10:00 AM                                                                                

Glen Rock Public Library

Present: Jeanne Sylvester, Nutley; Darlene Swistock, BCCLS; Ellen O’Keefe, Glen Rock; Emiliana Tuohey, Fair Lawn; Robin Rockman, Oradell

I. Minutes: The minutes of April 11, 2018 meeting were approved.

II. Discussion of the Friends Focus Newsletter going out through email on May 7. 

III. June 6 Building Your Capital Campaign Event Discussion Event at the Maywood Library 

A.  Approximately 49 registered, Ellen will send out emails to Directors on 5/21 to encourage Library Directors and Trustees to attend.

B.  Handout and outline content prepared, Emiliana Tuohey to create program flyer including presenter information and Friends Labor Swap info.

C.  Keynote speaker Bob VanLangen from Glen Rock is confirmed. Panelists include Georgene Betterbed, Glen Rock, James Lessersohn of Oradell, waiting on confirmation from Larry Bergmann from Livingston.

D.  Robin R will get breakfast items and paper goods from Costco. Will also get coffee if needed. Jeanne and Emiliana will be bringing urns for coffee and hot water. 8:30 am arrival at Maywood for the committee to set up refreshments

IV. BCCLS ADVOCACY COMMITTEE                                                                                                                  

This includes Friends, Public Policy, Government Relations, Trustee Development and eContent. An email will go out from the Co-chairs of this committee asking people which areas they would like to focus on. We need more people to join the Friends Group (subcommittee). We should consider some of our current Friends and ask them to join.

V. Friends Scholarship Breakfast                                                                                                          

Save the Date email went out and will be included in the Friends Focus newsletter. Discussion of ways to clean up the registration and payment process. Discussion of table centerpieces and crafty ideas will be further researched. There will be work sessions to complete these in the future. A lesson in paper flower making will be given in Glen Rock on May 23rd at 7 pm. We continue to look for a paper crimper.

VI. Next meeting     Friday June 15th at 9:30 at the Glen Rock Public Library.