Calapooia Food Alliance Minutes 7/20/15
Present: Members; Steve Brenner, Kathleen Swayze, Gini Bramlett, Don Lyon, Peggy Purkerson, CG Mgr. Ally Maser and Sally Lockhart.
Minutes: Motion to approve minutes made by Kathleen, seconded by Sally.
Treasurers Report: Diane provided information regarding the market year-to-date finances citing $1,257.46 less income from market sales than last year in the same time frame. Income from the community booth was $34.44 lower. Total was approx. a third of where is should be. All agreed it would average itself out. It was also reported that the CFA gleaned approx. $100.00 from Rhoda Fleishman’s Garden Gathering held in June. Expenses includes: $2, 053.64 YTD for the market and $1,557 for the community garden including the $500.00 for the banner and sign.
Community Garden: Ideas and sign-up for the Garden Party planned for Wed. July 29 were: weeding and cleanup parties, placing ID signs around the garden, Mike Purkerson to play guitar, tables brought from shed for food placement, food assignments, lawn chairs and hay bales for sitting, garden games, kids’ art table and clean up.
Farmers Market: Diane reported five new vendors for this season and that the market, in general, is “doing great.” She also has instituted a simple fee paperwork process for each vendor to make her bookkeeping smooth and more accurate. She also plans on doing some contests coming up.
Taking Root: With help from the board, Gini crafted an article for the July 22 Times to get the word out about the Garden Party.
Annual Election: Steve reported that we had a 10% participation in elections which makes us legal. Cheryl has stepped down as treasurer after 10 years served. Steve made a motion for existing board possibilities and a search for treasurer. Sally seconded the motion. Steve plans to ask Diane to talk to her neighbor about the position.
New Business: Don reported about the Willamette River Relay sponsored by the Calapooia Watershed as a fundraiser to be held Sat. August 15, 2015. About 100 volunteers are needed for the event. He encouraged the board to participate in some way. Volunteers will receive a free tee shirt.
It was decided that the annual potluck would be held at the Swayze’s home with partners welcome. September was a possibility.
Sally wrote/posted about the double wooden nickel deal for low income families.
Don accepted a donation of 100 gallon jugs for possible use for cider. The board expressed interest in making cider again this year.
Next CFA Meeting: Monday, Aug.17, 2015 at the Community Room at 7pm.
Submitted by Gini Bramlett