These are the (as yet) unapproved mintues for the board meeting held Thursday, August 27.
Present were Rob Leach, Helen McLean, Hans Geier, Lela Ryterski, Rand Petersen, Morgan Macchione, Sharon Alden, and Mary Christensen.
The previous meeting’s minutes were read and accepted.
TREASURER’S REPORT: We now have $14,844.10 in savings and $3,549.32 in checking. Advertising expenses were $2,250 and supplies were $1,594.86.
We need to get an accountant soon. Tax returns are due this year. We have to file a biennial report every two years. We filed in 2007 so a report is due in 2009. Maya Bachner is volunteering to do bookkeeping.
PRODUCTS COMMITTEE: Sue Cave had to back out due to work. We’ll miss her. She did a lot the short time she was here. We’re looking for someone to take her place and connect with the ranchers.
Rob mentioned that CSAs know what grows well in Fairbanks. Consumers need to adopt to those foods. We can get that information out. Morgan brought up watching the movie, Food, Inc.
COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE: Facebook has an announcement for the Annual Meeting; also in the e-newsletter. We need volunteers at 8:00 a.m. At Pioneer Park. Cora to rehearse power point presentation. Shaun’s friend made a quilt for our fund raising. We can display it here and auction it off at the dessert auction in November.
OPERATIONS COMMITTEE: Waiting until after the Harvest Fair to meet.
FINANCE COMMITTEE: Hans, Rich, and Bridget Schwafel met. We’re on board with the North Country Cooperative Development Fund in North Dakota. They brainstormed people to contact.
STORE DESIGN: Rob had the square footage figured out. Lela had ideas for the rest of the Foodland building she would draw out on foam board for the Annual Meeting/Harvest Fair.
HARVEST FAIR: We planned the details of which plates and cups to buy. Sue Sprinkle will make cloth napkins we can reuse. Plastic plates and utensils can be reused. Rob will get ice and put up the booth that we had at the Fair.
Dave Guttenberg will present an honorarium for Dave. We’ll ask his son, Vaughan, to receive it.
OLD BUSINESS: BYLAWS: We went over all the changes the lawyer suggested and edited the previous draft. The changes were made and copies will be available at the First Annual Meeting. We’ll make a motion to substitute the edited Bylaws.
Hans made a motion to adjourn. It was seconded. We were all in favor. Meeting adjourned at 10:00pm.