Slate of Candidates — Board of Trustees 2019
SLATE OF NOMINATIONS to Library Board of Trustees
(Endorsement at September meeting; Voted in at October Annual Meeting)
PRESIDENT_____________ KAREN MUELLER
The President shall preside at all meetings of the corporation and the Board of Trustees. The President shall also appoint all committees, except the nominating committee, and charge them with their specific duties. He or she shall also serve as an ex-officio member of all committees, except the nominating committee. (By-laws 5-3)
VICE-PRESIDENT_________ SALLY FREESTONE
The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President in the event of the latter’s absence or disability. (By-laws 5-4)
The Secretary shall keep the official records of all corporate meetings of the corporation, monthly meetings of the Board of Trustees, and such other documents pertinent to the operation of the library. He or she will also maintain all records pertaining to the corporation membership. (By-laws 5-5)
The Treasurer shall have the custody of all corporate funds and shall report at the Trustees meetings and at the Annual Meeting of the corporation. The Treasurer or another member of the board so designated by the President shall sign all orders for the payment of monies. The Treasurer, on behalf of the Trustees, shall attend budget hearings and the Town of Foster Financial Meeting for the presentation of the annual budget. (By-laws 5-6)
Members-at-Large shall serve one, two, or three-year terms as designated with a minimum of one being elected each year. These members will serve until their replacements are elected or they are replaced by appointment. (By-laws 6-5)
Member-at-large Matthew Haynes
Member-at-large Gail Cook
Member-at-large Lauren Haynes
The Library Board of Trustees invites nominations to fill open seats for Library Board Member-at-Large.
The Member-at-large will join a group of five trustees who meet on the second Tuesday of each month at the Eddy Building in Foster Center. The trustees promote the well being of the libraries in the community and provide guidance on strategic and financial planning, compliance, and oversight as described in the library mission statement below. Quite often there is something yummy to eat at the meetings and all of our members are kind people with excellent senses of humor. If you or someone you know is looking for a way to give back to your hometown, this is a great way to do it!
Library Mission Statement
The Libraries of Foster, in its diverse, geographically dispersed rural setting, provides resources, programming, and facilities for community interaction, enrichment, personal growth, and life-long learning.
Nominations for board membership are due by Tuesday, September 10, 2018. For more information, or to submit a nomination, contact the trustee search committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to the Executive Director, Katherine Chansky at email@example.com. (401) 397-4801.