Present were Mary Christiansen, Cora Kelley, Barbara Bradley, Tom Bradley, and Lela Ryterski.
Health Fair: Tom and Barb submitted an application. We discussed preparations for the booth including constructing a backboard. We can’t sell memberships, but we can hand out our brochure, which we revised at this meeting.
(The brochure mentioned providing cold storage. That’s an unresolved issue at this point. Suggestions were for producers to help pay for cold storage or approach growers about forming their own cold storage co-op. They might more easily obtain a grant for that purpose.)
Cora will contact Dateline to re-do the brochure.
Website: Cora has been in contact with Deirdre Helfferich, Mark Richards, and Andy (Dru?) Heskin. Deirdre doesn’t want to do it and Mark and Andy are out of town. It would be better if we had someone in town to do it. Jerry Wackers had offered at the last meeting. We’ll ask him.
Blog: Deirdre is willing to continue posting for the blog. The committee would figure out what to put on the blog, and give that info to Deirdre. We discussed the difference between a blog and the website. (see Agenda).
Constant Contact: We will send out to our member list a periodic newsletter–notice of the next meeting and a progress report Mary can do one more, then we need to pay for our own service.
PayPal: There is money for the co-op in a PayPal account under Dave’s name. Lela will try to find out how to access that account.
Membership Meeting and Harvest Fair: On the agenda for the Annual Meeting that will be sent to the members will be the proposed bylaws, nominees for the Board of Directors to be elected on that day, a PowerPoint presentation giving the history of co-ops and the vision and effort toward the realization of ours. Schedule of other events for the day include games, fun, samples, music and dance. (Suggested were belly dancing, Afro-Cuban dancing, fiddling, rock and roll)
The next meeting of the Communication Committee will be for the purpose of organizing the Health Fair booth. Location: Mary Christiansen’s house at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, April 15th.