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Membership Equity dollars raised as of 9 am, Saturday, September 11 – $97,949.45

Inventory Value for Fundraising – $6,537.17

Wells Fargo Checking Account Balance – $1,394.94

Wells Fargo Savings – $87,364.89

Sales from Fundraising in 2009 and 2010 totaled – $25,001.55

  • Goods Sold – $12,846.55
  • Desert Auction and donations – $7909
  • Breakfast Series – $4,246

Additional updates will be added to this report within the next week.


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The first order of business was to establish a quorum. Mary Christensen, Board Secretary, reported that there were a total of 490 members on the rolls, per the Bylaws, to meet a quorum of 5%, 25 members were required to be present.  Having determined that a quorum was present, the meeting was called to order by Board Chairman, Robert Leach, at 5:07 p.m. at the Pioneer Park Civic Center Exhibit Hall.

Richard Seifert moved that the agenda be approved and Hans Geier seconded it. The agenda was approved as written.

Mary Christensen, Board Secretary, read the minutes from the last annual meeting. The minutes were approved as read.

Robert Leach thanked the outgoing board members, Mike Emers, Cora Kelley and Morgan Macchione for their service and introduced the new board candidates, Colin Craven, Hans Geier, Sandra Trumbower, Catherine Whitney, and Miriam Woody. He thanked all who had volunteered over the past year and discussed the importance of the Co-op Market as a community organization and deferred to the committee reports for specific information on the year’s progress.

Mary Christensen, Board Secretary, gave the treasurer’s report since Morgan Macchione, Board Treasurer, could not attend the meeting.

It was reported that $97,949.45 in membership equity dollars have been raised as of 9 am on September 11, 2010. The Co-op Market holds an inventory for fundraising currently valued at $6537.17. There is $1,394.94 in checking and $87,364.89 in savings.

A total of $25,001.55 was raised from fundraising since 2009. Goods sold accounted for $12,846.55, the dessert auction and donations raised $7909 and breakfast fundraisers brought in a total of $4,246.

A treasurer’s report with more detail will be published on the blog by October 1, 2010.

Mary Christensen, Chair of the Outreach Committee, then gave the Outreach Committee report. She reported that  the outreach committee raised nearly $90,000 in membership equity funds over the past year. A fundraising campaign was held through the winter including a series of Breakfast Fundraisers, outreach booths at the fair and many other venues and a marketing campaign to increase membership. Last year’s dessert auction brought in over $7000. She reported that the Co-op Market now has over 490 fully paid members and nearly 700 members on payment plans.

Finally, she reported that the next Dessert auction will be held on November 20, 2010 at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge. Pat Fitzgerald and Robin Dale Ford will be the featured entertainment.

Mary also announced our Each One Bring One Campaign and asked the membership to each bring one more member. A “reward” $7 gift certificate can be used at any “Co-op Market Mini Store”.  See full outreach report below.

Richard Seifert gave the Finance committee report. He reported that the finance committee is currently in a lease negotiation with Bachner and Companies for a portion of the old Foodland building. He reported that our member loan campaign is ready to launch and that we are pursuing a USDA revolving credit loan/grant that could be offered through a local utility cooperative, such as GVEA. (See Full Report)

Sharon Alden gave a report on the Health and Wellness committee. She reported that the committee sponsored a film series and is now sponsoring a lecture series.

Robert Leach introduced the new board candidates, Colin Craven, Hans Geier (presently a board member with a one year term), Sandra Trumbower, Catherine Whitney, and Miriam Woody. Five people ran for four seats. Each candidate spoke for 3 minutes about why they wish to be a board member. Miriam Woody could not be present. Shaun Lott read from Miriam’s biography.

Robert Leach called for a motion for the candidates to be approved. Richard Seifert moved the candidates be approved. Hans seconded the motion. The candidates were approved.

Ballots were passed around and the election was held. The ballots were later counted by Board Chairman, Robert Leach, in the presence of Board Secretary, Mary Christensen. Our new board members are Colin Craven, Hans Geier, Sandra Trumbower and Catherine Whitney.

Richard Seifert moved that the meeting be adjourned. Hans Geier seconded the motion. The adjournment was delayed to give out the door prizes.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:15 pm. Members were invited to stay for a community pot luck dinner.

The next meeting is scheduled for October 1, 2011 at the Pioneer Park Civic Center Exhibit Hall.

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Harvest Fair Schedule

This is the schedule for the Harvest Fair! We will be filling it in as we confirm entertainment. It will be Saturday, September 11, 2010 from Noon to 7:30 pm

Enjoy Tasty Local Food! Shop our Artisans Craft Fair. Find face painting and special activities for children. And a special visit from Chico Bag’s infamous, “Bag Monster”.

12:30 to 1:25 pm – 907 Britt, an Alaskan singer songwriter

1:30 pm – Cuban dance through the ages by Felix Bambury Webbe – plus Northern Salseros – a series of performances

1:45 pm – Hoola Dance with Amy Angaiak Smeltzer

2:00 pm – Laura Vines

2:30 – Tundra Caravan – Fairbanks’ Premiere Middle Eastern Dance Ensemble

3:00 pm – Hoola Dance invitational for children ages 0-99

3:15 – Jean McDermott and her fiddle

4:00 – Raks Souzana Studio

4:15 – 907Britt

4:30 pm – Deadline for bringing Pot Luck dishes to the kitchen

4:50 pm – Prepare for annual meeting

5:00 pm – Annual Business meeting and Election of Board Members

6 – 7:30 pm – Dinner!

Now confirmed:

Felix Bambury Webbe and his dancers will present Cuban dance through the years.

Tundra Caravan

Amy Angaiak Smeltzer   will give a Hula Hoop demonstration plus bring Hula Hoops for kids to try out.

5 pm – Second Annual business meeting and board member elections

6 – 7:30 pm – Share in a Community Potluck Dinner

Artisans will include: Earthlink Jewelry, Metal Mastery Steel Art & Design, Alaska Candle Company and Alaskan Earth Mama’s.

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Minutes from Health and Wellness Education Committee
June 14th, 2010
The Health & Wellness committee met and decided on sponsoring a lecture series.
The topics we came up with were:
  1. Holistic Health: What is it?
  2. Cook on Sunday, Eat All Week-Healthy is Cheaper – This would be a potluck.
  3. Farm Lecture from a local farmer/rancher
  4. Local Grains we can grow in Alaska
  5. Alaska Food Policy Council-what is it and what roll wil it serve and what roll can WE serve.
  6. What is Organic?
The other idea was to sponsor a book discussion group through the Library.
At our next meeting we will be parsing out tasks to make this lecture series happen.  We will need people to take on both large and small tasks.
We also need recommendations for the first 6 months of books for our discussion group.  The theme of course being Health and Wellness with somewhat of a focus on food.  You can send your book ideas to the Co-op Market web site or make a comment on the facebook page.
Our next meeting will be July 12th at 6 PM.  Our “normal” meeting place will be at the downtown volunteer center unless otherwise noted.

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Roll your sleeves up and join us.

Note: Our monthly board meeting is now being held the first Monday of every month

Wednesday, January. 27 2009
Finance Committee Meeting
5 pm

Monday, February 1
Board Meeting
5 pm

Tuesday, February 2
Product Selection Committee Meeting with focus on creating a survey
5 pm

Wednesday, February 3
Outreach Committee
5 pm

All Committee meetings are held at the Volunteer Center
on 526 4th Ave.
Call 457-1023

Saturday, January 30
Membership Table
at Pioneer Park
starting at 10:30 am

Sunday, February 14
Pancake Breakfast
11am – 2 pm
Ken Kunkel Community Center


Admission: $10 Children 12 and under $7 – Children 5 and under – FREE!

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Health and Wellness Committee Meeting
When: Thu, January 14, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Where: FCCM Volunteer Center

Membership Table at Gulliver’s Books
When: Sat, January 16, 12pm – 3pm
Where: Gulliver’s Books

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Calendar of Events

There has been a correction! 

The film, Eating Alaska, is being shown Monday, December 21 at the Noel Wein Library at 6:30 pm.

Our next board meeting is January 4, 2009 at the Volunteer Center on 542 4th Ave.

See our new calendar on Google to keep up to date on meetings and events.


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