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Valley Cottage Library Association

Agenda of the Annual Meeting
Wednesday, January 17, 2018


The following business will be conducted:

1. Receive the annual budget of the Board of Trustees
2. Elect two (2) Trustees to one (1) 5-year term each (SEE BELOW)
3. Adopt an amendment to the Association Bylaws which can be found (BELOW)
4. Transact all business that may be legally presented before such annual meeting.


About Frank M. Dwyer

Prior to retirement, I served as one of six trustees on a Board for jointly administered Pension, Annuity, Health and Welfare Funds of a major Union by formatting and overseeing the investment selection and fund guidelines for all three funds.

Having served on the Valley Cottage Library Board for the last two years, I would like to continue as a trustee to allow me the opportunity to help insure the role libraries in serving the public as portals to all of the world’s knowledge and records.
About Herbert Lerner

My family and I have made Valley Cottage our home since 1965. It was not too long after that I was asked to join the Valley Cottage Library Board of Trustees.

Over these last 50-plus years, I have served in various capacities; as President, Vice-President, Treasurer and trustee. I have been a part of the library's evolution from a small one room storefront in downtown Valley Cottage to its present location on Route 303. I have played an integral role in fostering the library's growth, encouraging the Board to take bold positions and asking the public for increased funding to help expand the library building and sustain the staff and services with adequate resources.

From the early days of the library expansions until recently, I assumed the role of "clerk of the works" for much of the construction often pitching in with the construction crew. It has been very gratifying to see the library grown into the community hub that it has become. I look forward to continuing to contribute my ideas, passion and time to the library that I love.
Association Bylaws

Current Language:
Article III
Trustees


Sec. 2 The election of a trustee or trustees shall be held during the Annual Association Meeting each year. The nomination for these positions must be submitted in writing to the Secretary of the Board no later than December 31st prior to the Annual Meeting.


Proposed change to Article III, Sec. 2, Trustees (Bolded below)

Sec. 2 The election of a trustee or trustees shall be held during the Annual Association Meeting each year. The nomination for these positions must be submitted in writing to the Secretary of the Board no later than December 31st prior to the Annual Meeting. Current trustees shall remain in office until a successor is elected.
About the Valley Cottage Library Association

From our modest beginning in 1959 in a one room storefront on Old Lake Road to our present home nestled among a few acres of woods and lovely gardens on Route 303, Valley Cottage Library has continued to grow as a vital and important community resource. As an association library, we are a not-for-profit educational corporation supported for by the public and administered by a seven member executive board of trustees. Any Valley Cottage resident, 18 years or older and a registered voter may be a member of the Association.

Association membership gives you the ability to play an active role in the continuing development of this important neighborhood institution. Members attend the annual meeting each January and are eligible to run for any open trustee positions on the board and to vote on the operating budget prepared by the board.

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