Minutes 2017-01-16

CFA meeting minutes

January 16th 2017

Present: Kathleen, Don, Steve, Peggy

Minutes of last meeting: Motion to approve meeting minutes of Nov. 2016 by Kathleen, Steve 2nd. All approved and passed

Treasurer report: Kathleen explained a few of the items on the treasurer’s report. Particularly, our budget vs. our actual spending and revenue. There were some surprises. Our cider revenue was down from what was budgeted, but honey revenue was more. We were in the black thanks to Margy’s donation. We anticipate having less expenses this coming year, not having to pay a farmers market manager. Bank balances were not available at this time.

Motion to approve treasurer’s report: Steve, 2nd Peggy, all approved and passed.

Community Garden Don at our retreat agreed to be a limited Garden manager. He suggested a look at the website to see what our current policies are. And to create some new policies and get it on the website. So when we announce changes to the garden we can drive people to the website and everything will be there That way we are not duplicating our efforts. There was nothing new to report. For an in depth discussion of the garden changes, please see retreat notes.

Farmers Market Peggy agreed to take a look at the current policies for the Farmers Market on the website. To make changes discussed at the retreat. She will also meet with Ali prior to making those changes to simplify the language and make it more clear and friendly.   those changes will be track and sent to Steve.

Munch Night Or next Munch Night is February 17th with Jen ? from the Mushroomery giving the talk.

Don will create a poster for the CFA email list and for putting out around town. Our theme for food that night will be roasted root vegetables, some mushroom themed dishes, salad and bread.

Alternative film nights

After our discussion at our retreat around themes for Munch Night, to have shorter films and time for more discussion, we have decided to hold another monthly film event tentatively called Salon Film Night. It would be held in community room. There would be food, no charge and they can provide their own snacks.

Schedule: Friday evenings 7pm until done

Feb 24th Girl Rising, It was suggested we contact the teachers at the school and invite to view and discuss. Encourage older students to attend. Kathleen said would make contact.

March 24th Command and Control

April 28th Michael Moore’s film, Where to Invade Next.

City website: Don will contact Scott about providing a link to the CFA website from the city’s page.

Motion made ,Kathleen made Motion Steve 2nd for the CFA to join the Bville Chamber of Commerce. all in favor.

Grant application to CLCF  We agreed to write a $1000 grant request to the Community Foundation for the limber and supplies to build a deck for our garden pavilion. We would also contribute an additional $1,000 and labor. The grant would highlight the intention to use the pavilion for the community’s benefit.

We also will be renewing our membership in the Farmers Market directory.

Budget committee: Kathleen is going to “pencil in” a proposed budget for this coming year. She will email it out prior to the next board meeting. That way we can prepare to make comments and input.

Seed to Supper: Wednesdays beginning March 1st to April 5th in the community room. This is free. Peggy will bring info to Sharing Hands.

Upcoming regional events

Willow workshop presented by 10 Rivers. Using willows for art weaving, fencing etc.

Slow Food Movement. Bee keeping. Don will email us out info.

Meeting adjourned 8:25

Next meeting Feb 13th, a week early, due the date for Munch Night in February being early.

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