Proposed 2019 Budget and Board of Directors

Below are the proposed 2019 budget as well as the slate of directors for the board. Comments? Please email us!

Membership voting will take place at our Annual Meeting where we also will recognize FEL volunteers: November 15, 1:30pm in the Edmonds Library Plaza Room (2nd floor).

FEL  BUDGET 2018 2019
Income: NOTES
Bank Interest $150.00 $100.00 Decreased to account for a CD that has matured and been moved into savings.
Membership: $1,300.00 $1,300.00
Annual Book Sale $8,500.00 $8,500.00
Ongoing Book Sale $15,000.00 $18,000.00 Increased due to consistent, higher than expected income.
Social Events $200.00 $1,000.00 Increased due to successful Gallagher’s Fundraiser.
Total Income: $25,150.00 $28,900.00
Library Amenities $12,000.00 $15,000.00 Increased per Richard Suico’s proposal.
FEL Miscellaneous $200.00 $500.00 Increased to $500 (covers Chamber membership, accounting supplies, filing fees, etc).
Aquarium $1,510.00 $1,510.00
Plant Care $400.00 $400.00
Anderson Donation $800.00 $800.00
Annual Book Sale $2,400.00 $2,400.00
Online/Website Host $140.00 $140.00
Honorarium $100.00 $100.00
Merchandise $800.00 $800.00
Ongoing Book Sale $450.00 $450.00
Book Storage $1,000.00
Social Events $400.00 $400.00
Library Enhancement $10,000.00 $11,000.00 Increased to $11,000 from $10,000, money previously allocated towards the courtyard project is expected to go towards a new sign.
FEL Special Projects $2,500.00 $2,500.00
FEL Education and Advocacy $2,000.00 Per Richard Suico’s request, as sent to the board, and can be used by FEL to attend approved conferences, classes and educational events relevant to the work we do. The goal is to align FEL with best practices in library advocacy work.
Poster Contest $300.00 $300.00
Scholarship $4,000.00 $4,000.00 After feedback from membership and further discussion within the FEL board, the 2019 UW iSchool Scholarship will remain at $4000 but be administered by the iSchool.
Education and Literacy Grants $1,500.00 New category, proposed by the Budget Committee and approved by the Board. More detailed plans for these funds will be proposed by a new committee, to be formed in early 2019. Initial idea is to award three $500 grants to be used towards books or literacy-related projects in Edmonds, focusing on children.
Total Expenses: $37,000.00 $43,800.00
Profit or Loss -$11,850.00 -$14,900.00


2019 Nominating Committee Board Recommendations

President                                            Luke Distelhorst

Vice President, Programs                   Donna Coates (Sharron Cramer co-chair)

Vice President, Membership               Liz Morris

Recording Secretary                           Donna Fraser

Treasurer                                             Stella Blomgren

Budget Chair                                        Summer LeMieux

Director                                                Sharron Cramer (co-chair VP Programs)

Director                                                 Katherine Kidwell

Director                                                 Julie Wolf