NWLS Board of Trustees Meeting
January 19, 2013 NWLS Headquarters, Ashland
1. Call to Order/Roll Call
Tuula Harris called the meeting of the NWLS Board of Trustees to order at 10:05 am. Present: Jim Basset (Sawyer County), Donna Bergum (Superior Public Library), Bill Bruen (Bayfield County), Jesse Burhans (Douglas County), Jeff Burke (Vilas County), Dan Gretz (Sawyer County), Tuula Harris (Douglas County), Dee Kittleson (Bayfield County), Vivian Markley (Superior Public Library), Deb Nordgren (Douglas County), Mary Platner (Vilas County), Laura Rachford (Burnett County), Jim Trojanowski (NWLS Director), Linda Stobbe (NWLS Office Manager). Several trustees attended remotely via GoToMeeting. Excused: Buzz Byrne (Burnett County), Clarence Campbell (Ashland County), Jamie Klema (Ashland County), Robert Mock (Douglas County), James Pearson (Washburn County), Tom Thompson (Iron County).
2. Guest Comments None
3. Approval of the November 10, 2012 NWLS Board Meeting Minutes
Jesse Burhans moved to approve the November 10, 2012 NWLS Board Meeting Minutes. Laura Rachford seconded. Carried unanimously.
4. Election of Officers
The Nominating Committee proposed Tuula Harris, President; Bill Bruen, Vice-President; and Jamie Klema, Treasurer. There were no nominations from the floor. Mary Platner called the question. Carried unanimously.
5. Approval of November and December, 2012 NWLS Expenditures
Dee Kittleson moved to approve the November and December, 2012 Expenditures. Jeff Burke seconded. Carried unanimously.
6. Approval of December 31, 2012 Financial Statement and Budget Report (pending audit)
Mary Platner moved to approve the December 31, 2012 Financial Statement and Budget Report, pending audit. Laura Rachford seconded. Carried unanimously.
7. Approval of purchase of Merlin Consortium By-Laws Revision
Mary Platner moved to approve the Merlin Consortium By-Laws revision as presented. Jeff Burke seconded. Carried unanimously.
Tuula Harris declared the meeting adjourned at 10:28 am.
Respectfully submitted, Jim Trojanowski