We had 24 members at our
June Pot Luck meeting. Thanks to all of you! Donít we
have a great group? We will have a wonderful speaker
Leilah Duncan who owns the Herb Stop will speak at our
next meeting on health, vitamins and anything you are
interested in on July 26th at 1:00 p.m. in the Activity
Room, and hope all of you can attend.
If you have been out and about this week in Pine, you
may have noticed the road construction. How could anyone
miss it? Our challenge for the 26th is to see how many
DEDICATED Library Friends members make it to the next
meeting. Letís challenge each other, and see if we have
at least thirty members in attendance. We might have to
walk part way, ride a bike, or car pool, but we will
make it! Good Luck.
The Pine Library Friends bank balance as
of July 13th is $8,576.59 plus $200 in petty cash.
July 4th Sales: Books $747.00, Raffle
ticket, $130.00 = $877.00
A full report will be given at the June
Our potluck luncheon
meeting was opened by Gail Reese with the Pledge of
Allegiance. She then called on Bev Snidecor to
introduce our guest speaker, Dale Oestman. Dale
informed us that he has been in real estate in our
area for the last 19 years. He said that there are
presently 143 homes for sale in Pine and Strawberry,
which he felt was not too bad, considering the state
of the economy. Homeowners have been able to
realize about 90% of their asking price. However,
land sales prices are about the same as in 2002.
Dale reported that banks are very tight with loans
and a credit rating of 700+ is necessary to acquire
a new loan.
Everyone enjoyed Daleís
informative talk and a question and answer period
followed. Gail thanked Mr. Oestman for coming and
sharing his expertise in the real estate market.
Gail then spoke about
the health reasons for her resignation as President
and called on Bev Snidecor to finish out the term of
President until the next elections in the fall. A
gift certificate for Plant Fair in Star Valley was
presented to Gail with our appreciation.
Bev called for the
Treasurerís Report. Shirley Manchester reported
that we currently have a balance of $7,667.50 in the
bank plus $200 in petty cash. Barbara Hirsch has
raised $525.23 for Pine Friends, selling books on
Gail told about new
signs for our Book Sales. She has been able to
locate some heavy duty plastic signs which would
adhere to the wooden signs we currently have, for a
cost of $42. Becky Waer moved we approve the
purchase of the signs, second by Barbara Hirsch.
The raffle basket which
will be drawn Labor Day weekend, is ready and in the
library along with tickets printed by Gail.
Bev James is working on
finishing Pat Soganís last quilt. She felt that it
would be nice to have other members of Friends share
in completing the quilt, and so Edith Baker, Jay
Martell, Ruth Neigh and Bev Snidecor are helping Bev.
If you would like to assist, give Bev a call at
When the quilt is
completed, Harry Sogan has indicated he would like
it to be raffled off as a fundraiser for the
Becky Waer informed us
that the library fiscal year begins in July and that
the budget will be adopted by the board at their
next meeting. She is planning on offering computer
and quilting classes in the fall, which will be open
to the community.
Marion Inward, Secretary
Library Managerís Report:
This Saturday, July 17th
the library will be hosting an ART SHOW @ the library
inside the library from 1 Ė 3 pm. Our featured artists
will be our children who participated in this yearís
summer reading program. The library was fortunate to
have Jeannette Sindik an retired Art Teacher, volunteer
her time to hold these wonderful art classes. All ages
participated from 2 year to teens. You cannot miss this
Saturday. Refreshments will be served.
Remember, through August
the library will hold its famous FAMILY TIME @ the
library from 4 Ė 7 pm. This is a great time for
families to enjoy the library. Staff is on hand to
assist children with many different activities from, art
projects, hear a story or even to play the Wii.
Becky Waer, Library Manager
Mark Your Calendar
Next Library Friends
Monday, July 26th at 1
Library Activity Room
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