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FCCM Minutes for May 28, 2009 (as approved June 4)

Present were Mary Christensen, Hans Geier, Rob Leach, Lela Ryterski, Tom Bradley, Sharon Alden, and Will Findley.

The minutes from the previous meeting were read and accepted.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

COMMUNICATIONS/OUTREACH: Dru Heskin is going to continue to work on our Web site. The ad for volunteers is in progress with Meadow. The upcoming E-newsletter will carry the ad and the one-question survey. Rob will do a “Letter from the Board” and mention that we’re not intending to compete with Farmers’ Market. Sharon is working on our Facebook. Lela is working on the ads for the Annual Meeting.

Lela spoke to Sandy at Pioneer Park who said it was OK for other booths to sell at the Annual Meeting.

LOCAL PRODUCERS: Mary asked if anyone processed frozen vegetables in the area. Hans said there were people looking for a place to process. We discussed having a DEC approved kitchen.

BUSINESS PLAN/PRODUCT SELECTION: Rob suggested we begin to define criteria for selecting products. What are our values? (ie: bulk, organic, etc. and how much can we sell?).

FINANCE: Sharon proposed the possibility of a Business Credit Card at Sam’s Club. Rob thought we could use them when we start using credit cards. Sharon suggested we get insurance first and investigate credit cards further. Will brought up liability insurance. Hans will look into it. Mary proposed applying for an Alaska Airlines credit card to get mileage.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

BYLAWS: We decided on a Single Membership with secondary persons listed on the cards. The Bylaws were corrected and the current draft approved for legal review. Mary called her friend, Craig Partika, who is a lawyer. He agreed to review the Bylaws. Rob will e-mail them to him.

NEW BUSINESS:

REVISED COMMITTEE STRUCTURE/NEW RECRUITS: Rob suggested we define the needs of each committee and put “help wanted” section in our newsletters outlining specific needs. Lela suggested putting an ad in the local newspaper, as well. Sharon moved to have the meeting after next be geared toward new recruits. Lela seconded.

The Communications Committee will meet at Mary’s house on Tuesday, June 2nd at 6 p.m.

NEXT BOARD MEETING will be at the Foodland site on Thursday, June 4th at 6 p.m.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30.

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