Board of Directors Meeting - 14 May 2010

PRESENT: John Eichholz, Dan Gillotte, Gail Graham, Alysen Land, Doug Walter and Karen Zimbelman
ABSENT: Steve Cooke and Deirdrie Lang
STAFF: Bella Waters

A. MEETING PRELIMINARIES
1. The meeting was called to order at 10:05 a.m. (PDT) by Dan Gillotte
2. The agenda was approved
3. Minutes of the meeting of 15 Mar 2010:
M/S: Karen/Alysen: approve the minutes. Approved with one director abstaining.

B. OPERATIONS REPORT
Operations report. The board reviewed the operations report briefly. Specific items discussed:

  • Membership and membership renewal: received Hungry Hollow’s new membership application and discussed non-renewals.
  • Financials: Bella will check with Steve to see if some of the checking monies can be transferred to an interest earning account.
  • Annual meeting plans: Bella will follow up with Chris von Rabenau to determine if the ECRS meeting can be moved to 8:30pm.

C. NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Election ballot was e-mailed out on 5 May to all primary contact persons. There are six nominees for three seats. The committee would like clarification on the guidelines and asked that it be added to the Strategic Planning Session meeting. Paper ballots will be accepted at the meeting. Great job nominating committee!

D. STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION
The Strategic Planning Session committee will return feedback regarding the facilitator’s ideas about the day to Bella. They’ll also revise the agenda to include a review and clarification of the nominating information, as well as arrange the day so that discussions regarding CGIN’s mission and purpose occur at the beginning of the day, rather than the end. Our facilitator will be Susie Hinkle from Direkt Approach, who has worked with Bloomingfoods Market and Deli.

E. ANNUAL MEETING
Purpose of the meeting is to build excitement and enthusiasm about being a CGIN member. All board members have been asked to find at least two people to submit a video about why they like/love being a CGIN member, especially former board members. All entries will be placed in a random drawing for a prize. Also, need to communicate that CGIN is donating money to the Local Growers Guild and Mother Hubbard Cupboard for each attendee.

E. MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS
In addition to the information provided, Bella will include a list of all purchasable items on the site. At the Strategic Planning Session the board will discuss what CGIN could offer more of and drive the value up for member co-ops. Also discussed the use of NCGA corridor development allowances to cover CGIN dues

Next meeting: 9 June at 9:30am Central at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Bloomington, IN.