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NYSALB Annual Membership Meeting
Courtyard at LaGuardia Airport NY
Saturday May 5, 2007
Directors Present: N. Jacknis, R. Strauss, G. Stamatiades, F. Picart, R. Presutti, S. Stockman, K. Achilles, M.E. O’Connor, A.Elman, and S. Swierczek
The meeting was called to order by President Norm Jacknis at 12:20pm. He welcomed all in attendance and thanked the Queens Library Staff and Trustees for hosting the Institute. President Jacknis gave the annual President’s report. He noted that the organization is strong and represents a majority of trustee boards around the state. There is a good relationship between NYSALB, the State Library System and Legislators. NYSALB is lobbying the legislature for funding streams that will support Trustee Training as well as Trustee Certification.
A motion to accept the minutes of the May 6, 2006 Annual Membership Meeting was made by G. Stamatiades and seconded by D. Strauss. The motion carried.
D. Strauss presented the financial report. A motion to accept the report was made by R. Presutti and seconded by G. Stamatiades. The motion carried unanimously.
There were no Communications or Old Business.
Under New Business D. Strauss presented the name of Patricia N. Dohrenwend from Westchester County to serve a term of 3 years as a Director of NYSALB. She will replace N. Jacknis who has served 3 three year terms. N. Jacknis was thanked for his strong leadership. Also placed in nomination were present directors J. Hurley, S. Patton, and G. Stamatiades each to serve a 3 year term. There being no further nominations, R. Presutti moved that the 4 directors named be elected. F. Picart seconded. The motion carried. R. Strauss explained that there were still two openings on the board. If anyone is interested, they should speak to him or any other board member.
There being no further business, G. Stamatiades moved that the meeting be adjourned. Motion carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:30pm.