Board Minutes 2000 12 Annual

Minutes of the LION Annual Membership Meeting
December 19, 2000

Present: Valerie Harrod, DUR, Sandy Long, MAD, Sue Berescik, EHP, Marie Shaw, ELH, Lydia Main, ELY, Mary Attridge, ESX, Sandy Ruoff, GUI, Suzanne Risley, HAD, Gale Bradbury, LED, Mildred Hodge, MOC, Roxanne Moreau, MRD, Howard Einsohn, MXC, Tara Borden, MTC, Mary Fiorelli, OLY, Elsie Jenkins, NWC, Linda Rusczek, MDT, Leslie Scherer, WAL, Lew Daniels, WSB, Betty Page, STC, Jan Day, WBR, Pat Johnson, Bib, Nancy Wardell, Circ, Karen Smith, Sundays GUI, Bill Edge, Ed Murray, Mark Hewes, and Rick Widlansky, LION, and George Duffy and Lance Ziaks, CPAs. Absent: BRB, MDF and NLN.

I. CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by Sandy Ruoff at the Russell Library, Middletown, CT at 9:15 a.m. Everyone introduced themselves, including Tara Borden who is Acting Library Director at Mitchell College.



IV. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Lydia Main moved and Mildred Hodge seconded a motion that the Minutes of the December 21,1999 Annual Membership Meeting be approved. All voted in favor.


1. Auditor's Report: George Duffy, CPA expressed his thanks for inviting him and introduced his assistant on LION's report this year, Lance Ziaks. The Financial Statement for LION as of June 30,2000 was distributed. LION continues to show great financial strength; wherever LION is headed in the future, it will be going from a position of strength and solvency.

2. President's Report: Sandy Ruoff distributed her report which reflected on the changes this year of all types:
Bittersweet- The retirement of our "charter" Executive Director, Bill Edge, and the transfer of the community colleges to their own shared system; Serendipitous- "LION" impersonator (and NLN Director) Ed Murray changed his spots to become LION Executive Director; Exciting- LION put the PCL debate behind us and continued efforts to deliver superb customer service and response to all our members. Sandy expressed her pleasure at working with committed colleagues on the Board and dedicated and talented LION employees.

3. Executive Director's Report: Ed Murray distributed his report (attached), highlighting the accomplishments of the year and thanking the Board members and officers for their dedication and effort.

4. Associate Director's Report: Mark Hewes distributed four reports discussing ILS, WebPac, Bib and Ebsco.

VI. OFFICIAL BOARD DESIGNATIONS: Forms had been received or were collected from members with the annual designation of the official voting representative and alternate to serve on the LION Board of Directors.

VII.NOMINATION COMMITTEE REPORT: Susan Donovan reported that the following members had been asked if they would serve for the next year and the election will be held at the Board Meeting today: Sandy Ruoff, President; Jan Day, Vice President; Linda Rusczek, Treasurer; Bridget Quinn-Carey, Secretary.

VIII. OTHER BUSINESS: Heartfelt thanks for service and participation in LION were given along with the presentation of LION mugs to Karen Smith, retiring Director of Middlefield, and Mildred Hodge and Howard Einsohn of the community college members leaving LION.
Mildred and Howard then paid tribute to Mark Hewes, Associate Director, for all of the crucial work that he did in successfully facilitating their migration from LION to their new Endeavor system.

IX. ADJOURNMENT: Jan Day moved and Lydia Main seconded a motion to adjourn at 9:27 a.m. All voted in favor.

Respectfully submitted,

Sandra R. Long

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