Monday, August 31, 2015

New Board and Officers elected

At the Friends Membership Meeting on August 25, five new Board members were elected to serve 3-year terms:  Elizabeth Veillette, Sarah Page, Kate Kruckmeyer, Dottie Blain-Hamel, and Nick Alger.

In addition, three returning members were elected to 1-year terms:
Michael Baron, Darlene Elias, and Sandy Ward.

Officers for 2015 – 2016 were then elected:
  • President: Sandy Ward
  • Vice President: Kate Kruckmeyer
  • Treasurer: Barbara Raines
  • Assistant Treasurer: Pattie Lumbra
  • Secretary: Elizabeth Veillette
  • Corresponding Secretary: Dottie Blain-Hamel
For complete list of the Board of Directors, see About Friends Governance on HPL website.

Upcoming plans for the Friends for 2015-2016 were reviewed, including these events in September:

September 10:  Sip/Paint/Fun to be held 6:00 - 8:30 PM at the Wyckoff Country Club. Enjoy wine and conversation, and paint your own painting, $40 with some proceeds to benefit the Friends. See Facebook event posting for more information. Or to register.

September 18-19: Book sale to be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Volunteers are needed Thursday evening to help set up and Friday evening and Saturday to help with the sale. Call the Friends office 413-420-8110 (afternoons best time to catch volunteers there). Book donations will be accepted up until Wednesday, September 16.

September 29: Next meeting of the Board of the Friends, 7:00 - 8:15 PM in the Board room, Level 1 of the Library.  Open to all.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Membership Meeting Aug 25

All members of the Friends are invited to come to an important Membership Meeting:

Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 6:00 pm*
Community Room
Holyoke Public Library
250 Chestnut St, Holyoke

*Arrive earlier for light refreshments and socializing, 5:30-6:00pm.

The official meeting will be brief, ending before 7 pm.  The purpose of the meeting is to elect new board members and officers for the Friends of the Holyoke Public Library, and to hear about plans for the coming year.

You may recall that such elections usually are held at an Annual Meeting in May or June. For various reasons this year, the spring meeting did not occur. (One attempted meeting was aborted by a severe storm warning/tornado watch, as sensible people stayed home, so no quorum was reached.)

We hope for good weather and a large turnout this time. A printed notice of the meeting is being mailed to all Friends of record.

This meeting is open to the public. You may bring friends along. They could join that night, if they wish to participate in the voting.  Minimum dues = $10/year.

Slate of Candidates for Officers for the coming year:
  • President: Sandy Ward 
  • Vice President: Kate Kruckemeyer 
  • Secretary: Elizabeth Veillette
  • Corresponding Secretary: Pattie Lumbra 
  • Treasurer: Barbara Raines 
  • Assistant Treasurer:  (open)
Additional nominations may be made from the floor for any of these officer positions and for board positions. Note: Officers must be members of the board, so the election to fill board positions will precede the election of officers.

If YOU would like to become a candidate for the board, please let us know.  Please send email to friendsofthehpl [at] gmail [dot] com, or call the Friends office 413-420-8110 and leave a voice message.