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123 N. Hill St
South Bend, IN 46617


Board Minutes

Board Meeting Minutes are posted to this page roughly a month after each board meeting, because A) the minutes must be prepared by the secretary; and B) the board must approve the minutes at the next board meeting, possibly with corrections.  The minutes are posted after that.

June 19, 2014

PPC Admin

Approve minutes from Board Meeting, May 15, 2014

(See google doc)


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


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:


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