FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE ELISHA D. SMITH PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES June19, 2014
Called to order at 5:00 pm by chair Crawmer.
Present: Crawmer, Kiley and Wicihowski Absent: None Also Present: Director Lenz
Public Comment/Communication None
Action Items/Funraising Efforts A. Approval of Minutes: Wicihowski moved, Kiley seconded to approve the Fundraising Committee minutes from June 9, 2014. Motion passed.
B. Million Pennies: Crawmer will email someone at the UW-Platteville college at UW-Fox about engineering the container. Wicihowski may know an engineer, too.
C. Aluminum Can Collection: Lenz will check with the city’s buildings superintendent on the progress of this project.
D. Eating & Reading Around Menasha: Lenz will prepare a letter/contract for restaurants interested in hosting one of these events. These will determine the terms. So far the favorites are Salsa’s, Luigi’s, maybe Tom’s Drive In, and maybe B J Clancy’s. Preferred dates are December 2, February 3, and March 31. Celebrity readers are yet to be determined; they will read stories at 5:30, 6:00, and 6:30.
E. Chili Cook-off / Book Baskets: Kiley prepared a letter to send to local restaurants soliciting entries into the chili cook-off. Crawmer will prepare a letter for local merchants to contribute book baskets—we need to determine who gets them. We will have ballots for judging the chili, probably for the spiciest, hardiest, and best overall. We decided to charge $6 for adults; $3 for children. Lenz will check with the Menasha Rotary to see if they will help out. Kathy is going to prepare a book basket for a display to garner more entries. Marketing: blurb in library newsletters, Post Crescent, Fox Cities Magazine, News Record, flyers, website, posters. A personal letter inviting former library benefactors will be prepared.
Adjournment Meeting adjourned at 5:45pm
Next meeting – Thursday, July 17, at 4:30pm (or immediately following the library board meeting)