April 17, 2014 Minutes Approved
2. Standing committee reports
Producer relations (Chris, Heather)
Recent farm tour of Pa’s
Producers meeting for Saturday Market and general check-in
Add on tickets discussed
prepping details for move outdoors
Following up with Circa Arts and Junk Evolution about parking
Community Committee report (Quinn, Tama, Nathan)
Working on potluck
developing long term plan for DTSB events
working on WIC application
Developing framework for farm tours, open houses, etc.
Marketing and Communications Committee (Susan)
Working on Website
Targeted approach for marketing
3. Manager's report
Potluck(s) - First potluck is Sunday, June 8th at 1pm. Will continue to experiment with days and time of week.
Edible Michiana issue release party - May 27
5. Follow-up on “action items”: Reports or decisions
Student report on PPC - Will follow up in sumer
Website revision - Susan and Marketing Committee working on this
Kickstarter rewards Quinn and Susan following up on this
Building Committee update: sign - progress being made, bike racks being installed, dumpsters being researched.
6. Central Topics for Decisions/Discussion:
a. Finances discussed
i. Assets, liabilities, debts (long-term and short-term), capital needs (Ancon, walk-in cooler, coffee grinder, dishwasher….)
ii. Solutions: loan ($50,000?) would help with cash flow
b. .Committees and their relation to Staff - agreed that board should check in with Greg before approaching staff directly...
7. Action Required
a. Staff appreciation (in the context of cuts in hours, cut in employee discount, very
hard work) - agreed that board should organize a staff appreciation event.
8. New business
Planning for a Strategic Plan meeting, probably in the fall (Susan)
. General Manager job description and evaluation process (Susan and Judy)
Board Night In (new idea) (Susan) - idea is that board members would be at the co-op at appointed times to meet with members or customers.