January 2018 – Minutes


January 4, 2018

Present were Rella Johnson, Kathy Rogers, Don Ware, and Chenoweth Robertson. Also present was Keren Levine.

Meeting was called to order by President Don Ware at 2:05.

The minutes of the December meeting were presented. Rella moved and Kathy seconded that the minutes be accepted as presented. Motion passed.

The treasurer’s report was presented by Don. Donations have been received from the City of Brownsville and the City of Halsey. Kathy’s donations and some other donations did not show up on the report. Don will get this corrected.

Keren Levine is interested in becoming a member of the Board. After discussion, Chenoweth moved and Rella seconded that Keren be appointed to the Board. Motion passed.

Grant offerings for 2018 were discussed. Kathy moved that we offer $6,000 in grants and Rella seconded the motion. Motion passed.

Don suggested that $5,000 be transferred to the Benton Community Foundation. Kathy moved that we do this, and Keren seconded the motion. Motion passed.

Keren will write articles for promotion. She will also work with PayPal to get the problems straightened out. She uses PayPal to make her monthly donation and has had problems getting them to increase the amount.

Don Ware reported that Don Lyon from the Calapooyia Food Alliance will have to change their 2017 grant to cover cement work that they had to do. He will get corrected information to us.

Potential board members were discussed.

Don is trying to meet with Sandy Mooers Kayner regarding possibly becoming a member. He is also trying to meet with Cascade Pacific Pulp to see if they would participate. He will also talk to Dave Furtwangler regarding membership.

Chenoweth will check with Chuck and Carol Apperson to see if one of them would be interested in being on the board.

Kathy will talk with Linda Morrison and Sharon McCoy regarding membership. Dan Brown was also mentioned as a possible candidate, but it was decided to keep him as back up for now.

There was a report from Vance. He will contact the City of Halsey to get Rella’s bio information.

Meeting adjourned at 3:05

Respectfully submitted,

Chenoweth Robertson, secretary