March 2021 minutes

Minutes of the Swift Current Branch Library Board

March 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Virtual meeting via ZOOM

In Attendance: Courtney Stewart, Ann Stewardson, Katherine Bristow, Larry Kielo, Colleen Penner, Sharon Uteck,  Peggy Drinkle, Rhonda Forster, Ryan Switzer, Tanya Selk

Regrets:  Andrea McCrimmon, Desiree Unvoas

Guests:    Kathryn Foley, Director Chinook Regional Library

                   Charlene Orr, Chair, Chinook Regional Library Board

1.     The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by Courtney Stewart

2      Motion to approve the agenda as circulated

                                                                                Motion:  Larry Kielo

                                                                                Second:  Sharon Uteck



3.  Motion to approve the minutes of the February 3, 2021 meeting as circulated

Motion:  Ann Stewardson

                                                                             Second:  Ryan Switzer




a. Email from Kathryn Foley regarding a professional development opportunity 

b. Email from Ryan Switzer/Tim Marcus regarding Library expansion

5.   Old Business

                a. Fundraisers

 i. Book Nook Update

                -Salvation Army received several books

iii. Adopt-a-Book

                -some books have been “adopted”

iii. Plant Fundraiser

                -plants are all sold out

b. Letter to funeral homes

c. Budget for 2021


6.    New Business          

        a. Fundraiser ideas

                                 i discussion about a fall booksale and 50/50 draw

                                 ii Book Balls

-great idea shared by Tanya Selk

-it is a virtual day of book reading; patrons purchase a ticket which supports

 the library; pictures are posted on social media of patrons reading

                                iii Spring seedlings sale/plant day was also discussed

7.    Reports

        a. Bank Statements

                                 i. December 2020 bank statement was tabled until next month                                 

                                ii. Motion to accept the January 2021 bank statement as presented

                                                                                Motion:  Larry Kielo

                                                                                Second:  Sharon  Uteck



                                iii. Motion to accept the February 2021 bank statement as presented

                                                                                Motion:  Ryan Switzer

                                                                                Second:  Rhonda Forster



         b. Branch Report

                           -report provided by Kathryn Foley (due to the absence to be of Andrea McCrimmon)

                          -report attached

         c. Regional Board Report (Meeting January 25)

                           -oral report provided by Ann Stewardson, Sharon Uteck, and Ryan Switzer

         d. City Report

                          -oral report provided by Ryan Switzer 

         Motion to accept the reports as presented

                      Motion:  Katherine Bristow

                       Second:  Colleen Penner



8.    In Camera Meeting

Motion to move to an in camera meeting     

Motion:  Larry Kielo

                                                                        Second:   Ryan Switzer


Motion to arise from the in camera meeting

                                                                        Motion:                  Ann Stewardson

                                                                        Second:  Peggy Drinkle


9.   Meeting Adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

Motion:   Ryan Switzer

Second:  Larry Kielo


Next Meeting: April 7, 2021  @  7:00 pm   (AGM)

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