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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Capital Campaign Steering Committee Meets

On May 22 the first meeting of the Indian Land Library Steering Committee took place. It was held at 7 p.m. at Belair United Methodist Church on Shelley Mullis Road.

The agenda was loose as the new members spent time introducing themselves to each other and brainstormed a few ideas for raising funds for the library.

Richard Band, Lancaster County Library Director, got the members up-to-speed with site and building plans.

The library, tentatively called the Del Webb Library at Indian Land (a Lancaster County Library), currently has 2 acres of property set aside by Del Webb at Sun City. Del Webb has also pledged $1.5 million to be used for building.

At this time Lancaster County has not pledged any funds for the building or its contents. The anticipated need is about $700,000 to $800,000 for fixtures and materials.

The committee scheduled the next meeting for June 19. Before the next meeting:
  • Chris McGinn will begin drafting some sort of logo and graphics for printed materials for our campaign.
  • Richard Band will contact a librarian at Spartanburg that has had experience in fundraising. We are hoping that person can come give us some fundraising tips.
  • Richard, Karen Paulson, and Linda McCorkle will meet with architect Danny Shelley in the next couple of weeks to see if we can get ideas for how to draft a list of tangible items for people to sponsor ("your $$ donation will buy this particular item or room).
  • Richard and Karen will also try to meet with The Lancaster News about a fall festival they are proposing to put on for the library in conjunction with Del Webb.
  • Setting up this blog to promote communication was on the list of items to accomplish.
  • Karen will charge the Indian Land Action Council and its library interest group with working on a community-wide fundraising effort of their own...either in conjunction with the fall festival or something separate.

We hope the next meeting agenda will include a visit from the Spartanburg librarian and a preview of Chris' ideas for brochures. We hope to be able to set some sort of tiered approach to the fundraising, so that we can figure out where to start going for money ... big and small.


At 6:55 AM, Blogger Jorah said...

Karen, is this committee an outgrowth of the ILAC library committee or a separate entity? I wasn't sure when I wrote the post on the ILAC blog, so I just winged it.


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