Annual Membership Meetings

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading!”
–Rainer Maria Rilke

The annual meeting is one of the chances for library members to meet each other in person, as well as to hear the accomplishments of the preceding year, elect new board members, and discuss ideas for the next year. The JTEL is run by its membership: this is also the time to discuss next year’s priorities and bring bylaw amendments to the floor. A minimum of 10% of the total members is required for a quorum, although generally more than that come. Some copies of the annual report are available in print, and it is posted on line. We also will have snacks, and will acknowledge outstanding volunteers and donors.

2017 Annual Membership Meeting

The 2017 Membership Meeting was held Sunday, October 8 from 2 to 4 pm.   Board members were introduced and President Syrilyn Tong gave a presentation on the past year’s activities.  You can view the PowerPoint presentation here. The preview slides can be seen here.  The Annual Report can be viewed here. This was followed by some revisions to the existing bylaws and an election of new directors and alternates.

Individuals elected to the board are:

  • Syrilyn Tong (2016-2018) President
  • Monique Musick (2017-2019) Vice President
  • Jeanne Laurencelle (2017-2019) Treasurer
  • Carrie Correia (2016-2018) Secretary
  • Mindy Gallagher (2016-2018)
  • Gary Pohl (2016-2018)
  • Sherri Schleiter (2017-2019)


  • Eli Sonafrank (2016-2018)
  • Greg Selid (2017-2019)

Annual Reports & Meeting Minutes