Fundraising Committee Meeting Minutes: November 22, 2016


November 22, 2016

5:00 PM

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Present:  Doreen Aldrich, Carol Blackwood, L. Raymond Massucco and Leslie Lassetter (6:08 PM), Committee Members

Others:  Celina Houlne, Library Director; Charlie Hunter, Gretchen Abendschein, and Tom Platt


Call to Order: Chairman, Raymond Massucco, called the meeting to order at 5:45 p.m.


 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 March 29, 2016 Meeting:  Moved by Carol Blackwood and seconded to approve as printed.  The motion passed.


Potential Donation of Jerry Pfohl Artwork:  Gretchen Abendschein, et al showed the committee artwork by Jerry Pfohl and said they’d like to display a painting of the Vilas Bridge over the fireplace in the library.  The fair market value of the painting is $25,000 and if $12,500 could be raised, Mr. Pfohl’s painting would be donated to the library.  Celina Houlne is concerned about money going to this fundraising project as the library is looking to fundraise for solar panels.  The library is heated by electricity and it is costly.  She added that this is a community with limited resources.

There is no money in the budget to preserve the artwork we already have.  Charlie Hunter urged the committee to approve the hanging of the artwork and he will be happy to be involved.  Carol Blackwood said the painting of the town hall tower had more significance to her and suggested displaying both pieces of art in the library.  The fair market value of this piece is $6,000.  Charlie Hunter will kick in $1,000 if there is a match.  After a lengthy discussion, it was moved by Carol Blackwood and seconded by Ray Massucco that we recommend to the full board that we create an art acquisition and restoration reserve fund with the future goal to attempt to purchase these paintings by Mr. Pfohl and that we work with members of the committee in the fundraising effort.   The motion passed.


Other Fundraising Ideas:  None at this time.


Other Business:  None


Review Action Items and Proposed Agenda Items for Next Meeting:  No action taken


Set Date for Next Meeting:  No action at this time.


At 6:26 PM, motion by Carol Blackwood and seconded to adjourn this meeting.


Respectfully submitted_________________________________

Recording Secretary