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Minutes of April 9, 2013 Board Meeting

Eat To Live Food Cooperative
South Side Communications Center
2331 S. Salina St., Syracuse NY 13205

Minutes of April 9, 2013 Board Meeting

Board Members Present: Howie Hawkins, Naqia Kent, Yaschia Kinsey, Baye Muhammad, Shirley Rowser
Members Absent: Joseph Bryant
Others Present: General Manager recruiter, Davine Bey

Special board meeting to work on general manager recruitment materials: 2:30 pm, Sunday, April 21, 2013

Next regular board meeting: 6:00 pm, Tuesday, April 23, 2013

All decisions were made by consensus unless otherwise noted.

1. Recruitment of General Manager

The board approved the signing of a contract with Davine Bey of Global i365 to recruit candidates for the job of the co-op’s General Manager. Shirley Rowser signed the contract as board president on behalf of the co-op.

The fee for this service will be 20% of the general manager’s first year compensation with one-third payment due within 15 days of signing the contract.

Global i365 guarantees at least 2 qualified candidates within 60 days and to find a replacement candidate for a period of one year if the first candidate offered the job is terminated.

The co-op should expect candidates within six weeks. The co-op board, or a subcommittee set up by the board, will then identify the top candidates to interview, and the board will make the hiring decision.

The board agreed to meet with Davine Bey at a special board meeting to work on general manager recruitment materials at 2:30 pm on Sunday, April 21, 2013.

The board needs to have a job description drafted for the April 21 meeting. Howie Hawkins, Joseph Bryant, and Meagan Weatherby who are working on the business plan with the CDS consultants will make sure a draft job description is ready for April 21.

The board members will also send their responses to the due diligence questionnaire that Davine Bey prepared to Shirley Rowser, who will compile the answers for April 21.

2. March 26 Minutes Approved

The board minutes for March 26 were approved.

3. Website

The board authorized paying $178.20 to Bluehost to host the co-op’s website for the next 36 months. Yaschia Kinsey will set up the account with Bluehost. The website should be live within a few days.

4. Marketing

The board discussed marketing plans, including ideas on a sheet that Naqia Kent provided. Joseph Bryant will take the ideas evaluated in the discussion to draft a marketing plan with a goal of meeting the objective in the business plan of 300 members at the time the co-op opens for business.

Respectfully submitted,
Howie Hawkins, Secretary

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