Eat To Live Food Cooperative
South Side Communications Center
2331 S. Salina St., Syracuse NY 13205
Minutes of December 11, 2012 Board Meeting
Board Members Present: Howie Hawkins, Yaschia Kinsey, Shirley Rowser
Board Members Absent: Baye Muhammad, Naqia Kent
SU IT Students Present: Daniel Lee, BK Seo
Cooperative Federal Present: Megan Weatherby, Amy
Next board meeting: 6:00 pm, Tuesday, January 8, 2013
All decisions were made by consensus unless otherwise noted.
1. Approval of Minutes
Minutes of the November 13, 2012 board meeting were approved.
2. Construction Report
Howie Hawkins reported that a construction update the last meeting of the Southside Community Coalition on November 28 reported that a general contractor and a construction manager had been selected and that construction could start in January if weather permits, or otherwise in the spring.
3. Cooperative Federal
Meagan Weatherby, who was a principal drafter of the co-op’s first business plan which served as a supplement to grant proposals, discussed the ways Cooperative Federal (Syracuse Cooperative Federal Credit Union) could work with Eat To Live Food Cooperative that she outlined in her letter to the board of September 10. Howie Hawkins will resend the letter to the board members with the minutes.
4. Resolution on Depository Institution Accounts
The board had agreed at its November meeting to establish (1) a checking account with Key Bank because it is conveniently located in the neighborhood for cash deposits once the co-op opened and because the co-op wants to have a relationship with the only bank with a branch in the neighborhood and (2) a savings account with Cooperative Federal credit union cooperation among cooperatives enhances the success of all cooperatives and because Cooperative Federal is likely to help with financing such as a line of credit should we need it.
At this meeting, the board discussed the resolution to open depository institution accounts drafted by Howie Hawkins at is request. The board was agreeable to the resolution but delayed a decision until the next meeting in January to give the board more time to think about it. The draft resolution is appended at the end of these minutes.
5. Report on Mobile Application
Daniel Lee and BK Seo demonstrated the functionalities they have created for the Eat To Live co-op mobile application. Their next step is to write up the documentation and give it to the co-op so the co-op can work with it going forward.
6. Financial Committee Report
Shirley Rowser reported that the co-op has about $3000 in its account held by the Southside Community Coalition.
7. Website Committee Report
Yaschia Kinsey reported on the status of finding a server and updating the website.
8. Membership Development Committee Report
The board agreed that a membership drive and timeline should be undertaken once we have a clearer idea on the construction schedule and opening date.
9. Marketing Committee Report
Shirley Rowser reported that the $200 ad the co-op purchased for the 100 Black Men conference was printed in their program booklet.
Howie Hawkins, Secretary
Draft Board Resolution on Depository Institution Accounts
Be it therefore resolved by the Board of Directors of the Eat To Live Food Cooperative that:
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