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October 13, 2016 Minutes

The Board of Trustees of the Working Men’s Institute met on October 13, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

President Fred Frayser called the meeting to order. In attendance were Mr. Frayser,
Treasurer Dan Busler, Trustee Connie Weinzapfel, President of the Friends of the Working
Men’s Institute Ann Angle, Director Ryan Rokicki, and Margaret Scherzinger. One patron was
also in attendance.

Minutes of the September 22, 2016 meeting had been sent electronically. Ms. Weinzapfel moved
to accept the minutes with typographical errors corrected. Mr. Busler seconded. Accepted.

Mr. Busler was unable to present a completed Treasurer’s Report today as the monthly Hilliard Lyons
Report has not been received. Mr. Busler moved to delay the Treasurer’s Report until the
Membership Meeting on October 18. Ms. Weinzapfel seconded. Accepted.

A Friends of the WMI report was given by Mrs. Angle. She reported that the Friends’ Chili Cook-Off on October 15 was a success. She reminded the Board that the next lecture will be October 27, 2016 titled “Alice Ramsey, A Woman and Her Car, 1909” by Jenny Washburn.

In Old Business

Special Projects Committee ~ Mr. Frayser read a report from Mr. Maudlin. Add attachment

Josephine Elliott Research Room Dedication ~ The dedication and reception has been set for December 2, 2016, 6 p.m.-8p.m. This evening will also serve as the WMI’s Christmas Open House.

New Business

E-Rate ~ Director Rokicki presented the Board with information and paperwork necessary to continue this internet service for the 2017-2018 funding year. Ms. Weinzapfel moved to continue the WMI’s commitment to the Indiana State Library Consortium for Public Library Internet Access for the Funding Year July 1, 2017 through June 23, 2018. Mr. Busler seconded. Accepted.

Director’s Report ~ see attached

It was reported that OverDrive electronic books is now available through the WMI. Informational material will be developed to assist patrons in accessing OverDrive on their personal tablets, smart phones, and computers.

Josh Lamb Electrical has been here and the outside electrical outlets were in operation for the Chili Cook-Off.

Mr. Rokicki presented the claims. Mr. Busler moved to accept the claims. Ms. Weinzapfel seconded. Accepted.

The Meeting was then adjourned.