BOARD OF TRUSTEES FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
September 13, 2017
Present: Brady Weinstock, Kate Kane, Committee Members
Others: Celina Houlne, Library Director
Call to Order: Brady called the meeting to order at 3:35 PM.
Additions to Agenda for routine administrative matters and/or pressing matters that will require ratification at a future meeting: None
Public Comment (3 minutes per person): None
Approve Minutes of July 20, 2017, meeting: Moved by Brady Weinstock and seconded to approve as printed. The motion passed.
Other Business: Celina reported that the Friends have raised over $12,000 and are close to the amount needed for the Jerry Pfohl painting of the Vilas Bridge. Carol Blackwood’s monthly contribution of excess energy generated from her solar panels has started to be noted on the RFPL Green Mountain Power bill. However, Celina spoke with GMP and was told that the library can only receive credit from one person, so we cannot solicit or receive additional contributions of solar credits. In addition, Celina reported that the Town of Rockingham is investigating the establishment of a solar farm for town energy expenses. After discussion, it was decided to put the pursuit of grant funding for solar panels on the back burner for now.
Review Annual Appeal: Following the meeting, Kate and Brady will review the lists used for the annual appeal: the list used in previous appeals as well as the town list of property owners. The purpose will be to note any people who are known to be deceased and to indicate which people are known to either Brady or Kate for the purpose of writing a personal note on their appeal letter. The full board will be asked to review the lists as well, and letters will be signed and personalized in November.
Review Action Items and Proposed Agenda Items for Next Meeting: No action taken
Set Date for Next Meeting: No action at this time.
Adjourn: At 3:48 PM, motion by Kate Kane and seconded to adjourn this meeting.