San Luis Obispo Friends of the Library

Supporting the SLO Library, its community and the SLO Community

2016 Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Successful Event

The 2016 Annual Meeting and Luncheon was a great success with approximately 75 attendees who heard guest speaker, Franz Wisner, local author, talk about his books and the impact libraries have provided in his writing career. His complete talk is available by clicking on the YouTube link below.


The Luncheon was MC’d by Sally Hillis, Luncheon Program Chair, with presentations of the State of the Organization by Ken Barclay, Friends President, Linda Thompson, Irene Ray, Treasurer, Cheri Jump and Laura Lehmann. Kay Rader, Regional Librarian, also provided insight into our SLO Library.

Our treasurer compiled an Annual Meeting Report which was distributed to the attendees.  A copy of that report can be viewed here. (A more detailed and complete version of this report will be made available after the end of our fiscal year, June 30, 2016.)


Ken Barclay, Friends President



Linda Thompson, In-School Reading Program Coordinator


Sally Hillis, Program Chair



Franz Wisner, guest speaker and local author


Some of the attendees


More attendees

Guest Speaker

San Luis Obispo Friends of the Library

Annual Meeting & Luncheon
May 5, 2016, 11:00 AM
Madonna Inn Ballroom


Franz Wisner

– author of Honeymoon with My Brother and
How the World Makes Love

Franz Wisner is the New York Times bestselling author of Honeymoon with My Brother and How the World
Makes Love (both with St. Martin’s Press). He has been featured on Oprah, the Today Show, CNN, NPR, Vanity
Fair, USA Today, and in hundreds of media outlets around the world. Wisner has also penned essays for NPR,
Redbook, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, Coast Magazine, The Toronto Globe and
Mail, and The Australian.

His book, Honeymoon With My Brother, is the true story of how Franz was left at the altar, then decided to take a two-year, 53-country honeymoon with his younger brother, Kurt.

He is a founder of the Cal Poly Bestsellers and Storytellers Writers’ Program, which offers a host of writing classes to the community, including courses in Memoir Writing, Travel Writing, and Brand Storytelling.

Wisner also helps companies, organizations, and individual writers shape and share their stories with the world.


He lives in Cayucos with his wife and two sons.

Books may be purchased prior to the meeting at Coalesce Bookstore in Morro Bay, Volumes of Pleasure in Los Osos and from online booksellers.

Books will be available for purchase at the meeting and the author will be available for book signing.

Franz Wisner Books


San Luis Obispo Friends of the Library

Anual Meeting & Luncheon
May 5, 2016, 11:00 AM
Madonna Inn Ballroom

Where: Madonna Inn, Main Ballroom, SLO.
When: 11:00 am – Meet and Greet
11:30 am –  Meeting followed by Lunch service
12:30 pm –  Guest Speaker
Cost: $23.00 per member or guest meal
Menu: Choice of Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian Entree
  Beef: Tender slices of Roast Sirloin of Beef with a touch of au jus.
Chicken: Chicken Florentine breast stuffed with spinach mushroom dressing topped with a Chardonnay sauce.
Vegetarian: Portabella Steak: layered with heirloom tomatoes, gorgonzola cheese, seasonal vegetables and a balsamic reduction drizzle.
  Each entree served with Green Salad, Chef’s vegetables and baby red potatoes, homemade dinner rolls, Black Forest cake, coffee and tea
Reservations: Attendees must pre-register by April 21, 2016.  To make your reservation, click on either the Pay by Check or Pay On-line tab above.

Pay By Check

To pay by check or cash:

  1. Display the Reservation Form by clicking here.
  2. Fill in the lower portion of the form by tabbing from field to field and then
    Right click on the form and select Print
    Right click on the form and select Print and then
    Fill in the fields with pen.
  3. Mail it to the address at the bottom of the form with your payment.

Pay On-line

To pay on-line:

  1. Select the number of meals of each type you want to reserve.
  2. Then enter the first and last names of all members in your party by kind of meal.
  3. Then click the Pay Now button which will take you to the PayPal credit card processing site where you can pay.
  4. Once there, to pay with a credit card, click Don’t Have a PayPal Account ? to proceed (see area highlighted in red in the example to the right).

 Pay On-Line

  Number of Meals   Name(s) for this entree
Beef Meals  
Chicken Meals
Vegetarian Meals