Watch Hill Memorial Library and Improvement Society
Executive Committee Minutes
June 17, 2017


Attending:  Judy O’Connell, Joan Patton (telephone), Moya Saunders, Ardi Schneider, Kathy Whittemore

Ardi Schneider began the meeting at 9:08AM. Joan Patton was out of town but able to participate in the meeting via telephone.

Secretary’s Report: Kathy Whittemore reported that there were no minutes to approve from the September 2016 meeting of the Executive Committee.

Treasurer’s Report: Judy O’Connell reviewed the current balance sheet.

WHMLIS account - $229,825.00

Merry Go Round  - $92,718.10

Park Fund              - $79,985.04

Ardi noted a donation of $4200 from the Ocean Community Chamber Foundation in honor of Betsy Haviland to the Merry-Go-Round fund.

Joan announced that, as of February, we have a new Webmaster, Patrick Quinn. He has been a wonderful addition and has enhanced and organized our website. He will be paid $45/hour.

First Vice-President’s Report: Ardi Schneider gave a quick review of the three new prospective members: Mary Dillow, Marianne Lynner, and Darcy Weber.

A motion was made to approve all three candidates. The motion was seconded and unanimously approved.

Ardi mentioned that ideas are needed for the Nominating Committee.

House Committee Report:  Kathleen was not present but Ardi spoke on her behalf, noting that a framed print inside the Library has faded over time and should be replaced. There is also a leaky faucet which needs repair, and the new sign has been ordered but has not yet arrived. The building has been cleaned, thanks to the Parks Commission who took care of this in exchange for use of the building as winter storage for the Merry-Go-Round equipment. The new flag is up and looks great, along with the beautiful new hydrangeas and other plantings courtesy of the Beautification Committee led by Joan Lemp.

President’s Report: Joan asked everyone to have a look at the 2017 Calendar which she compiled. She noted three big events:

  • The 4th of July Bicycle Parade- Sunday, July 2nd  (3:30PM bicycle decorating, 4:00PM parade)

  • The Photography Show- July 30-August 6th

  • The Boutique- August 4th and 5th

Ardi adjourned the meeting at 9:50AM.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy Whittemore
Recording Secretary