April 13, 2013 will find you, we hope, at the Community Center for the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Point Roberts Library. Beginning at 4 pm. A lot of things have happened over the past year since the last Annual General Meeting and more are happening as I write: e.g., we were told yesterday that the owners of the CanAm Petro Station, Tim McEvoy and Bruce Gustafson, are contributing $10,000.00 to the New Library Building Fund. That is a way to begin spring! We are so very grateful to them. They have been big supporters of the community in other areas and we are delighted to have them supporting this project, as well.
In general, we have about $130,000 right now raised for the new building. And more to come as we have some large pledges for donations, including matching gifts, through 2013, already in writing.
In addition, the Friends is transforming from an Association to a Washington Non-Profit corporation. And then on to a 501(c)3 organization at the federal level.
So come to the meeting and find out what you can do to help maintain the momentum for the new library. If you have not yet made an individual donation, this would be a good time to do so. As we go forward to foundations and government agencies, one of the standard questions is whether our supporting group (that would be YOU and the others on this mailing list) have contributed to the project. All members of the Board of Directors have done so, as well as all members of the LIC (the fundraising group whose formal name is the Library Improvement Committee).
Do plan to come to the meeting. Those of us who are organizing the fundraising (you and all the rest of the community, of course, are providing the funds) need to talk with you to make sure we're going in the direction that you want.
Thanks. Judy Ross for the Library Improvement Committee