January 2015

Camano Island Library Friends Meeting Minutes

January 22, 2015

 Present: Crystal Ballinger, Ann Barbas, Lydia Crouch, Jackie DeFazio, Linda Fogg, Connie Hall, Kathy R. Harvey, Gwen Hoistad, Inez M. Hushagen, Lyn Kelley, David Menard, Norma Mouton, Ann Neupert, Nancy Patton, Mary Raymond, Barbara Scott, Mike Shea, Susan Shea, Kaye Sodt, Liz Tarbet, Bill Thorn

The President called the meeting to order at 7:00pm.

New member Kathy Harvey was welcomed. The meeting then began with the program presented by Lydia Crouch. Lydia is the Editor in Chief of the new magazine, North West Mom. She gave us samples of the magazine and told us about its concept and distribution.


Secretary: Jackie DeFazio moved to accept the minutes as presented. Barbara Scott seconded the motion and it was passed.

Treasurer: Linda Fogg presented the Treasurer’s report stating that we had a balance of $11,396.25. Total expenses came to $400.00 and included $200.00 to Carole Lexa Schaefer for the Young Author/Illustrator Workshop at Elger Bay Elementary School as well as $200.00 to Pierr Morgan for the same program. The total income came to $447.71 and included $191.95 in book sales and $255.76 in membership dues.

VP/Membership: Oren Campbell asked David Menard for an update on the status of the membership forms. David stated that there had been a typo and he would call on Monday for an update. Separately, email reminders were sent. Oren is hoping for a more evident response by the next meeting.

President: Becky Wietzke had no report.

Advisory Board: The Board finalized plans for interviewing applicants for a second student member as well as for the three members whose terms will expire next year.

Sno-Isle:  Nancy Patton presented the new reading list of the Top 100 Titles.

Camano Island Library: David Menard advised us that Tamara Drake reported that we had 25 “likes” on Facebook and 48 views on our web site. He also stated that the Camano Chamber of Commerce offered their bulk mail rate for our snail mail. Tamara Drake would appreciate help with folding and stuffing any snail mail that needs to be sent. Please call her if you can help.

Old Business

Norma Mouton as Art Committee Chair for the new library reported that according to the architect 5 or 6 pieces would be needed. Proposals for the first art piece to go on the north side of the building will be sent out by Wednesday. Norma will make the information available to the Stanwood Camano Art Guild at their meeting on Wednesday and Dan Koffman will advise members of the Camano Arts Association. Norma will also disseminate the information to both Skagit College and Everett Community College. Becky Bolte from Sno-Isle will notify the local press. Deadline for proposals is March 1. Rotating art will be considered at a later date.

Norma suggested that $5,000.00 be made available for the first art piece. No moneys would be paid without first putting it to a vote of the members.

Jackie DeFazio mentioned that the construction contract for the renovations of the new library has been agreed upon.

New Business

The question of scholarships offered by the Friends was brought up. How and when to offer such scholarships is to be discussed further at the next meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:45pm.

Respectfully submitted,


Norma A. Mouton,


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