The April Member Meeting was called to order at 1:33 pm by President Katie Haugse. A quorum was declared. The meeting was hybrid (in person and by Zoom).
Approval of March Minutes
Anne Billeter moved that we approve the 23 March 2023 Society Member Minutes as written. Pat Jenkins seconded. Motion carried.
Treasurer Kim Thurman reported that the March finances show a deficit, primarily due to technology upgrades and an unusual billing cycle for utilities. Our overall cash flow remains healthy. A review of the society cash balances for potential earmarks for capital projects will follow after all tech upgrades are completed.
Total income: $3541.86
Total expense $6331.33
Net Operating Income - $2789.47
In addition we did receive one new life member of $500 and the Oregon Bottle Drop for the quarter provided $239.14, bringing our Net Income to -$2039.13
Rich Miles reminded us that the Bottle Drop Bonus promotion for Earth Day runs through April 22.
Director’s Summary Reports
Education Committee: Pat Jenkins – Next Education Meeting is May 1st at 9:30 AM in the library. Anyone wishing to attend is welcome! Watch the Calendar of Events on the website for updates.
Finance: - no report
Membership: Margaret Clark-Mayfield – Total membership stands at 658 individuals.
Technology and Data Management: Rich Miles – All subscription websites (except Ancestry) remain accessible from home via our website. He has been updating all the patron computers in the library.
Library: Anne Billeter – Library was open 27 days in March. We have 6 new librarian volunteers! Anne highlighted that we have purchased new books based upon our recent classes.
Volunteer: Lynne Hunter – numerous positions are open! Please complete a Volunteer Application under Support Us on our website.
Scholarship: Marilyn Ayres of the Scholarship Committee shared that our 8th winner is Diya Patel, a senior at North Medford High School. She has been very active in extracurricular activities during high school. She plans to seek a degree in human physiology with a goal toward becoming a pediatric physician’s assistant. The Scholarship Committee meets four times per year and is seeking new members.
Next Board Meeting: Monday, May 8, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. at the library. Members Welcome!
Next Program & Member Meeting: Tuesday, May 16, 1:30 p.m., “Railroading in Southern Oregon” by Robert Hirning, limited seating in the library & Zoom
Upcoming Classes & Programs: Online pre-registration is required at www.rvgslibrary.org to receive a Zoom link the day before the event.
Thursday, April 20, 2023, 1:30 p.m. – noon, Program: “RVGS Quilt Bed Turning” by Quilt Committee – limited seating please call to reserve a seat.
Tuesday, April 21, 2023, 10:30 a.m. – noon, CLASS “Documenting Your Heirlooms” by Glenda Lloyd
Saturday, April 29, 2023, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Open House: “Getting Ready for the Coronation” expose yourself to our Library’s many resources for genealogy associated with the British Empire.
Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 10:30 - Noon, VIDEO: "Weaving History into Family Narratives," RVGS Meeting Room OR receive the Zoom link to view at home.
Program: Sue DeMarinis shared a fascinating program based upon the real life experiences of a young Jewish man in Haarlem, The Netherlands, in the World War II years. Her book, Hidden in Haarlem details the man’s story.
Adjourned: Meeting adjourned at 2:47 pm by President Katie Haugse.
Cathy Ullrich, secretary
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