Board Minutes 2002 12 Annual

Minutes of the Annual LION Board Meeting

December 17, 2002

Russell Library, Middletown

PRESENT: Barbara Cangiano, BRB; Marie Shaw, ELH; Lydia Main, ELY; Bridget Quinn-Carey, ESX; Sandy Ruoff, GUI; Gale Bradbury, LED; Linda Rusczek, MDT; Marcia Trotta, MRD; Suzanne Risley, MTC; Peter Ciparelli, NLN; Mary Fiorelli, OLY; Hannah Estra, NWC; Betty Page, STC; Leslie Scherer, WAL; Jan Day, WBR; Lew Daniels, WSB; Nancy Wardell, GUI/CIRC; Pat Johnson, WAL/BIB; Mark Hewes, Rick Widlansky, Ellen Dunn, LION; Joan Gillespie

I. CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by President Sandy Ruoff at 9:10 a.m. at the Russell Library, Middletown, CT.

II. ADDTIONS TO THE AGENDA: None

III. PUBLIC COMMENT: Sandy Ruoff introduced Joan Gillespie as a candidate for the position of Executive Director.

IV. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES: Peter Ciparelli moved and Gale Bradbury seconded a motion that the minutes of the December 18, 2001 Annual Meeting be approved. Motion passed unanimously.

V. REPORTS:

  1. George Duffy, CPA, could not be present for our meeting. Mark reviewed Mr. Duffy’s report: Mr. Duffy is concerned about $400,000 that is currently in a single savings account at Webster. He suggests diversifying this money and splitting between four banks. The Finance Committee will review this issue and post its recommendations via e-mail to the Board. Then they will take action to rectify the situation.
    LION will be adjusting how member sales are accounted for regarding income and expenditures to better reflect the flow-through of these items.
  2. Sandy Ruoff, President: Sandy thanked the search committee for their time and efforts, and commended Chair Leslie Scherer for her service in this capacity. She reported on the activities of the Planning Committee over the past year. She thanked the staff for their excellent service.
  3. Mark Hewes, Interim Executive Director: Mark distributed his report and highlighted events from the past year.

VI. OFFICIAL DESIGNATION OF LION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

This was completed by mail and fax previous to meeting. There is 100% compliance with designation requirement.

VII. NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT

Due to the absence of Nominating Committee representative, Secretary Bridget Quinn-Carey reported that the slate of officers for the next year is:

  • President: Gale Bradbury
  • Vice President: Jan Day
  • Secretary: Bridget Quinn-Carey
  • Treasurer: Linda Ruscek

VIII. OTHER BUSINESS: None

IX. ADJOURNMENT

Lydia Main moved and Leslie Scherer seconded a motion to adjourn. Motion passed.

Respectfully Submitted,

Bridget Quinn-Carey (ESX), Secretary

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