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"FRIENDS' FOOTNOTES"

JULY 2010

 

PRESIDENT'S NOTES:

 

Dear Friends,

 

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.

 

Bev Snidecor

President

 

 

TREASURER'S REPORT: 

 

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 meeting.

 

Shirley Manchester, Treasurer

 

SECRETARY'S REPORT:

 

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 Amazon. 

 

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.  Motion carried.

 

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 476-3795. 

 

When the quilt is completed, Harry Sogan has indicated he would like it to be raffled off as a fundraiser for the library.       

 

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 Meeting

Monday, July 26th at 1 pm

Library Activity Room

 

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