FCCM Minutes for May 21, 2009 (as approved at the May 28 meeting)
Present were Hans Geier, Sharon Alden, Rob Leach, and Lela Ryterski. The meeting started at 6:30p.m
The minutes from the previous meeting were read, corrected and approved.
COMMUNICATIONS Committee: The dog park event went OK. It was a small event.
The letters to the local businesses is completed. The letter to producers is completed.
Lela and Sharon went to the Farmers Market and spoke to JR who runs the market. His concern is that we’d compete with them. We’re wanting to go to their board meeting on June 10th to discuss our relationship with them. Lela suggests we purchase what produce they have left at 4p.m. On Wednesdays and Saturdays. Sharon spoke to one of the vendors who suggested they use our proposed Foodland site for their Christmas Holiday Bazaar in December. There could be a joint effort to clean up the building and start presenting it to the public.
Mary and Sharon will man the booth at Risse’s Greenhouse on May 30th. We need volunteers at other events: June 6th at Risse’s Greenhouse, June 13th at the Folk Fest, July 13th at Anderson Folk Fest, Solstice downtown, etc. Barb and Tom to book events.
Sharon will set up a Facebook group. We’re looking for someone to do Twitter. Mindy will connect with Meadow to make the Annual Meeting poster and ads. Lela made up copy for a help wanted ad to try to get volunteers at this point. Mary can put it in the next e-newsletter.
PRODUCERS Committee: The packet is complete to hand out to local producers.
STORE DESIGN: Nothing’s happening on this yet.
BUSINESS PLAN Committee: Lela got one response from People’s Co-op to her questionaire, which she read to the group.
FINANCE Committee: Sharon joined the committee as Treasurer. They need to investigate insurance for the co-op and board members.
BYLAWS: Rob is honing up the bylaws. We need to find an attorney to look at them after the next meeting. Hans made the motion for fees to be approximately $200 with refinements. Sharon seconded the motion. (Discounts to military? Annual fee of $50? etc.)
Revise and define committee structure.
NEXT MEETING: Thursday, May 28th at 6 p.m. At the Foodland site.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:00p.m.