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Friends of the Van Pelt Library

Annual Meeting


October 30, 2008

A reception was held in the Opie Library reading room from 4:30 - 5:30 pm to present the fiber art hanging created by Phyllis Fredendall as commissioned by the FVPL.  The art piece is named “Miners’ Ascent” and is hanging in the Opie Library reading room.  It measures 133” x 57” and is felted wool and silk.

Faith Morrison welcomed the audience and then comments were made by Christa Walck, Glenn Mroz, Patricia Van Pelt, and Phyllis Fredendall.

After the reception, we held the annual business meeting:

Present: Don Durfee, Mary Marchaterre, Amy Hughes, Terry Reynolds, George Love, Dee Vincent, Karen Hubbard, Dana Richter, Faith Morrison, Patricia Van Pelt, Eloise Haller, Sue DesRochers, Sandy Lewin

 Absent: Christa Walck, Dick Rupley

 Co-Chairman Dana Richter called the meeting to order at 5:32 pm. 

 The minutes of the November 1, 2007 FVPL annual meeting were reviewed and approved.

 Dana acknowledged the current and continuing board members (term ends in parentheses): Don Durfee (2008), Eloise Haller (2009), Karen Hubbard (2010), Amy Hughes (2008), George Love (2009), Faith Morrison (2010), Mary Marchaterre (2010), Sandy Lewin (2010), Terry Reynolds (2008), Dana Richter (2009), Dick Rupley (2009), Patricia Van Pelt (2009), Dee Vincent (2010), Sue DesRochers (2010), Christa Walck (ex officio), Leslie Lovett-Doust (ex officio)


Three board members’ terms are up this year: Don Durfee, Amy Hughes, and Terry Reynolds.   Amy Hughes mentioned that Deb Charlesworth expressed interest in becoming a FVPL board member.  We should find out if she wants to join, and we likely can appoint her to an open position at the next regular meeting.  Karen moved that Don Durfee, Amy Hughes, and Terry Reynolds be elected to the board.  The motion was seconded by Faith.  The motion was approved.

The slate of officers nominated to serve for the coming year:

Chairman                     Amy Hughes

Vice Chairman            Don Durfee

Treasurer                     Terry Reynolds                      

Secretary                     Mary Marchaterre

Karen moved that the nominated slate of officers be approved.  The motion was seconded by Dee.  The motion was approved.

Dana thanked board member George Love for his many years of service to the FVPL.  George resigned from the FVPL board at our last regular meeting.  We presented George with a FVPL blanket.

Dana expressed appreciation for the great jobs that Faith and Patricia did today at the reception for “Miners’ Ascent”, and for the work that Christa Walck did to bring Michigan Tech and Finlandia together for this event. The entire board heartily agreed.  We were very pleased with the reception and noted that it was very well attended by both Michigan Tech and Finlandia staff and students.

Dana requested that instead of holding our next regular meeting, we have a book sorting, pricing, and boxing work bee.  The board agreed with this plan.  Next Thursday, November 6, 2008, we will have a book sorting, pricing, and boxing work bee from 3-5 pm. 

The next regular meeting will be at 4:00 pm on Thursday, December 4, 2008.

The meeting adjourned at 5:47 pm.   Submitted by Amy Hughes, October 31, 2008.

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