Minutes 2017-02-13

CFA meeting minutes

February 13th 2017

Present: Kathleen, Don, Steve, Peggy

Minutes of last meeting: Motion to approve meeting minutes of Jan 17th, 2017 by Kathleen, Steve 2nd. All approved and passed

Treasurer report: Kathleen presented the treasurer’s report for January. Nothing remarkable to report. She also had worked up a draft of 2016-17 budget for our consideration. We made afew adjustments which Kathleen will incorporate and bring to March meeting for adoption and approval. Current balances: saving $16,803.39, Checking $5,169, Selco $5,12.88

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

Community Garden Don reported that he is in the process of identifying and notifying current plot holders and looking to contact new gardeners. Next projects: clean beds of old veggies and leftover winter debris, getting soil ready for planting, saw up downed tree and see if someone will finish cutting up and haul away. Steve mentioned the website now directs email to Don’t email.

Farmers Market Peggy and Steve have revised the Market rules and regulations. Redefining CFA responsibilities and updating vendor rules and guidelines. A draft has been created and Steve will send to members for comment before being posted. We also discussed the proposed new name for the Market: Market and Bazaar. We decided to stay with Thursday Market. Gini agreed to be the main contact for website directed emails for the Market and Steve will be back up. Don will contact the City to see about keys to the shed.

Taking Root. Gini is open for suggestions for upcoming columns. Mentioned this weeks column is Getting the garden and soil ready for planting. Future columns: CG plots available, pavilion and grant application for decking.

Munch Night Or next Munch Night is February 17th with a presentation from the Mushroomery. We set our menu and will prepare mushroom inspired dishes with mushrooms from the Mushroomery. Set up at 4:00pm. we also would like to see if our ad, in the newspaper for MN, can be placed in the same place on the same page each time

Grant application to CLCF  Don shared the proposal for the $1000 grant request to the Community Foundation for the lumber and supplies to build a deck for our garden pavilion. We all agreed it sounded good. He will submit.

New Horizons Film Gathering

Feb 24th Girl Rising, A edited version of the film( for time sake) with 4-5 stories of girls, with talks by guest speaker and Connie. Items will be for sale to support the women and girls craft.

Schedule: Friday evenings 7pm

March 24th Command and Control

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

Meeting adjourned 8:30. Next meeting March 13th, a week early, due to the date for Munch Night in March being early.

submitted by PNP


Not part of minutes for Feb. but follow up from January mtg. for information only and as a reminder if follow up is needed.

Seed to Supper: Wednesdays beginning March 1st to April 5th in the community room.

Chamber of Commerce: We voted to have the CFA join the Chamber at our January mtg

Famers Market Asso. We agreed to continue our membership

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

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