Ainsworth Library Foundation Board Meeting

The Ainsworth Library Foundation Board held its regular quarterly meeting on February 28, 2019 at the Ainsworth Public Library. The meeting was called to order at 5:04 p.m. Roll call showed six members present. They included Wendy Allen, Marsha Fuchs, Traci Ganser, Phyllis Leach, Deanna Taylor, and Bev Whitney. Member Gary Kinzie was absent. Library Director, Gail Irwin, was also present for the meeting.

The previous minutes were read and approved. The Treasurer’s Report presented by Wendy Allen was approved. The Income and Expenses for 2018 was shared. The filing the Income Tax Forms will be completed soon.

Several bills were presented: $20 to the Secretary of State and $519.49 for the heat press/printer/supplies to Amazon. Both were approved for payment.

The Gift Transaction List from November 2018 to February 2019 was shared. We received memorials in memory of:
Mr. Clayton Bejot from Cottonwood Villa, Mr. Steve Bejot, and from Clayton’s memorial from family and friends
Mr. Joe Bejot from Mrs. Shelia Bejot
Mr. Kenneth O’Hare from Mr. and Mrs. Doug Pankowski
Mr. Tony Day from Mr. and Mrs. Phil Fuchs
Donations were received from Mr. and Mrs. Jim Adkisson, Ms. Traci Ganser (Network for Good on FaceBook),Mrs. Shirley West, and Mr. Matthew Kulek with his Honeywell International Charity Matching Fund.
Other revenue came from one person paying his fee from our “Sink Your Teeth into Reading” fundraiser, recycling of ink cartridges, sales of the Art Club Cards, the donation jar, and the coffee station.

The Nonprofit Corporation Biennial Report for the State of Nebraska is due by April 1st. The form was completed and signed so it could be mailed off.

The Ainsworth Library Makerspace was discussed. It was noted that the heat press/printer/supplies are here and almost ready for people to use. Next on the list of equipment to purchase from the Makerspace Survey is the vinyl cutter. The library staff has been investigating which would be best for our library: a vinyl cutter or a cricut machine. This information will be shared at the next meeting. Library staff had recently attended a S.T.R.E.A.M Workshop and shared some of the items that the library would like to purchase for our patrons to use.

The library landscaping is on hold due to the winter weather. A work night will be held in April to remove the tree stumps and border, level the dirt, and plant grass.

Future fundraising was discussed. We will be having the Book Basket Auction this fall. A Garden Walk will be set for the summer of 2020.

The next meeting date was set for May 23rd at 5 p.m. Since there was no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 5:40 p.m.

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