3rd Annual Friends Institute

October 8, 2016 - Friends and Partnerships

Grantville Holiday Inn

9:00 – 9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 – 9:45 Welcome and Introduction to PCBL 

Announcement of new Emeritus Member

Presentation of Friend of the Year Award 

9:45 – 10:45 General Session

Being a Friend for Your Library: Stepping Out and Stepping Up

Sara Jane Lowry, SJL Consulting, Pittsburgh, PA

10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 12:00 Concurrent Sessions

Session 1:  Friends and Foundations

Denny Leeper, President, Easttown Library Foundation


Session 2:   The ABC’s of Effective Meetings: How Agendas, Bylaws and Committees Work Together       

Denise Sticha, Administrator, Berks County Public Libraries  

Session 3:  Friendraising: Building the Relationships that Bring You Volunteers, Partners, and Money

Sara Jane Lowry, SJL Consulting, Pittsburgh, PA

12:00 – 1:30 Buffet Lunch, with extra time for chatting and networking

1:30 – 2:30 Concurrent Sessions

Session 4: Sales Tax; When to Charge It

Lora Kulick, Senior Counsel, PA Dept of Revenue

                 Small Games of Chance

Janis Creason, Dauphin County Treasurer 

Session 5   Financial Record Keeping

Joseph Cawley, Principal, Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz

Session 6:   Successful Fundraising Ideas

Linda Bogdanovic,  Friends of the New Cumberland Pub Lib

[Second Friends Group to be announced] 

2:30        Adjourn