Co-Presidents Nancy Serebrenik and Susie Waters hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Tea Honoring Past Presidents at The Grande in Historic Milltown. MANY THANKS TO THE OWNERS OF THE GRANDE, Mary and Eddie Thomae, FOR THEIR GENEROSITY. ALSO, BIG THANKS to Jackie Unger at Comal Event Rentals for her support.
THE YEAR OF SIGNAGE, BROCHURES, A FACEBOOK PAGE, A NEW DYNAMIC WEBSITE, APRONS AND COFFEE CUPS WITH THE FOL LOGO, ELECTRONIC DIGITAL SIGNS FOR THE BOOKSTORE, AND MORE ... A $50,000 ANONYMOUS DONATION TO START AN ENDOWMENT FUND AT NEW BRAUNFELS AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION.
AND, OF COURSE, OUR TRADITIONAL FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES.
THE RESULT? FUNDING FOR INNOVATIVE, EXCITING PROGRAMS FOR THE LIBRARY LIKE 1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN.
THE HARD WORK OF OUR MEMBERS MAKES IT ALL POSSIBLE!
Arlene's festive decorations for the luncheon.
Anne Tyner, Kookie Barboza, Arlene Buhl, and Cindy Writer were among many volunteers who came to help set up for the Christmas luncheon on the Friday afternoon before
OUR VERY OWN SHERIFF OF THE CONVENTION CENTER PARKING LOT--
A BIG THANK YOU TO THE H-E-B- TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS FOUNDATION FOR ITS $5,000 DONATION TO THE ENDOWMENT FUND.
Thank you to the VFW Post 7110 for their donation. Lots of individuals and organizations showed their support.
A Big Thank You to All!
A Big Thank You to Nevitt Moving Co. for years of support.
JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER
Nancy, Susie, and Claudia spent three Saturdays at the Farmer's Market, selling cookbooks, promoting the Friends and getting the word out about the McKenna Foundation Challenge Grant.
MANY THANKS TO THE FARMER'S MARKET FOR PROVIDING NON-PROFITS A BOOTH.
THE BEAUTIFUL VENUE, THE GRANDE, HISTORIC MILLTOWN
THE BOOKSTORE GOT SOME NEW SIGNAGE THAT GRABBED ATTENTION.
OUR LOGO APPEARED EVERYWHERE.
Veteran Marlena Schlater has the job down pat.
New member Noreen Hendley hard at work.
Monsieur Brazle with mom, Margaret, hard at work loading up the extra books from storage.
John Tays, one of the many wonderful Dolly Men.
Our new webpage --- www.friendsofthenewbraunfelspubliclibrary.com
Our new aprons.
MUCHAS GRACIAS TO THE NOON LIONS CLUB OF NEW BRAUNFELS FOR A GENEROUS DONATION OF $1,500.
We celebrated the end of a successful 2013 with our Annual Potluck Christmas Luncheon at Christ Presbyterian Church.
A slideshow of Historic FOL Photos ran throughout the Volunteer Appreciation Tea.
Our hostesses and helpers: Claudia Valentine, Carmen Horn, Arlene Buhl, Donna Laux, Donna Thornton, Noreen Hendley, and Beverly Denny. Not pictured: SuzAnne Cole, Sandy Slattery, Nancy Serebrenik, Susie Waters.
SEPTEMBER, A VERY BUSY MONTH!
THE MINI-MAKER FAIRE AND THE ANNUAL BOOK SALE!
Hostesses Sandy Slattery and Beverly Denny
THANKS, 2TARTS, FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
THANK YOU TO NARFE FOR A GENEROUS DONATION. WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT.
The 2013 Annual Book Sale was a great success.
Past FOL Presidents (left to right): Judith Davis, Betty Cook, Fred and Colleen Willard, Margaret Brazle, Sue Ragusa, Cristabel West, Melanie Schulze, Barbara Chadwell, and Jean Jones.
Book Sale Chairperson
Nancy's flower arrangement.
Donna Thornton, Donna Laux, Membership Chair Sue Dean, Barbara Northcutt.
Gift Table for the Past Presidents- a FOL coffee mug filled with candies, a beautiful name tag, and a gift certificate to the Bookstore.
MANY THANKS TO 2TARTS FOR THE CUPCAKE TOWERS AND 200 MINI-COOKIES. WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT.
Exuberant Book Sale Treasurer, Julie Kane, celebrates the end of a great Book Sale.
Vickie Hocker inducting returning Bookstore Chairperson, Sandy Slattery with the Friends' banner.
WE MADE NEW FRIENDS AND HAD FUN WITH LONG-TIME ONES.
2014 BOOK SALE
Hospitality Chair, Arlene Buhl, one of our indispensable hostesses for the Tea.
2014 --A VERY BUSY YEAR!
ALL OF OUR TRADITIONAL FUNDRAISING AND THE YEAR OF THE MCKENNA FOUNDATION CHALLENGE GRANT--
We raised $35,330, received matching fund of $25,000 from the McKenna Foundation, and added $60,330 to our Endowment Fund at the New Braunfels Area Community Foundation.
TOTAL: $110, 330 IN ITS FIRST YEAR!
The Endowment Fund will provide additional, steady revenue in addition to our traditional fundraising activities.(Bookstore, Book Sales, On-line Books)
Kookie Barboza highlights the hundreds of empty book boxes.
Hope you enjoy the two years in review.
Sally Kent and Margaret Brazle provided sustenance for all of the volunteers.THANK YOU H-E-B FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
Co-Presidents Nancy Serebrenik and Susie Waters
Staff Appreciation Luncheon for the library staff..