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123 N. Hill St
South Bend, IN 46617

574-287-6724

Board Minutes

June 19, 2014

Greg Koehler

Approve minutes from Board Meeting, May 15, 2014

(See google doc)

Approval

Marketing and Communications Committee: guests Marie Blakey and Paige Risser

(See attachment)

Everyone meets members of the committee; understands and defines its scope and goals.  Committee focused on creation and implementation of strategic plan for marketing - overall strategic plan for co-op is needed to help with this task.  

 

Marie Blakey has worked on website redesign with store employees.

Proposal for outdoor mural

Understanding the goals and background of the proposal; asking questions; determining a timeline for a decision.  

 

Sketch and plan presented.  Board approved pending any zoning issues are addressed.

Board, Committees, and Staff labor, responsibilities

Clarify commitments and responsibilities on the part of each party; prevent future conflicts about who is doing what and when; remind everyone to follow through on commitments and promises to build trust; Request a “scope of the committee” document from every committee.  - Discussed was the confusion over committee roles.  Each committee will present a scope document which will be made public.

Standing committee reports

Everyone is up to date; problems or accomplishments are noted

Treasurer

No report this month - time allotted for discussion of incoming bills.

Producer Relations

New Producer app: Betrand Farms vote - Board unanimously approves

Saturday market

Decide whether to continue; if so, how to proceed.  Board recommended continuing - Myles will work on recruiting additional producers.

Community Committee

WIC 6$ veggie bag program approved for Wednesday night market.  Bags of surplus produce will be sold for $6/bag with special WIC coupon at the WIC office on Thursday and Friday afternoons.  Volunteers needed - to man the table at the WIC office on Thursday and Fridays and to help assemble the bags at the Wednesday market.  

Personnel Committee

 

Manager’s Report

(See attachment)

Shared at: https://drive.google.com/?tab=mo&authuser=0#folders/0B_eP8jppjaNPX1kyTnpoTTctWW8

 

Good response to loan appeal.

 

Discussed incoming bills and payment strategies.

 

USDA grant application primarily for cooler shed and outreach/marketing staff person.


 

 

Upcoming events

July 4 - First Friday: “As American as….” [too soon for apple pie???]

July 11 - Second Friday “Shops at Hill and Colfax”

July 17 - Board Meeting

August 16 (Saturday) 12-8 pm- Art Beat - Need volunteers/ad hoc committee