Eat To Live Food Cooperative
South Side Communications Center
2331 S. Salina St., Syracuse NY 13205
Minutes of February 26, 2013 Board Meeting
Board Members Present: Howie Hawkins, Yaschia Kinsey, Shirley Rowser
Board Members Absent: Naqia Kent, Baye Muhammad
Presentation on General Manager Recruitment: Davine Bey
Next board meeting: 6:00 pm, Tuesday, March 12, 2013
All decisions were made by consensus unless otherwise noted.
1. Presentation on General Manager Recruitment
Davine Bey, a recruiter at Cornell University and private consultant with Global i365, made a presentation on recruiting a general manager. He reviewed how he would do the general manager recruitment process in which he emphasized that Eat To Live would be selling the job as much as recruiting someone who met the job qualifications in a job description. If we contracted with his firm, Global i365, he said we should figure on a six to eight week time frame to recruit a manager and his firm would guarantee the position is filled for a year if the first candidate recruited does not work out. The board agreed to consider contracting with Mr. Bey at the next board meeting.
2. Collecting Monthly Payments Towards Membership Certificate When Co-op Opens for Business
Howie Hawkins proposed that Eat To Live Food Cooperative start the clock on collecting $10 a month payments towards a Membership Certificate during the calendar month in which the co-op opens for business. He argued that that it would a more efficient use of our time and resources to have the staff collect the payments during the normal course of business than to spend time before the store opens asking people for monthly payments for a store that has not opened yet. The board agreed to the proposal.
3. Resolution on Depository Institution Accounts
The board approved the Resolution on Depository Institution Accounts that was introduced at the December 12, 2012 meeting to establish an account with Key Bank for short term cash management and Cooperative Federal for long term savings and reserves. The resolution is attached at the end of these minutes.
4. Membership Recruitment
Shirley Rowser reported that the city will do a mailing to ints approximately 2500 employees urging them to join the Eat To Live Food Cooperative. Shirley Rowser also reported that 100 Black Men will encourage its members to become members. Howie Hawkins has arranged a meeting with Syracuse United Neighbor’s Southside meeting to introduce the co-op and recruit members on Tuesday, March 12 at Payton Temple, 1816 Midland Ave., Syracuse. The board discussed updating last year’s Progress Report and the original brochure to help with membership recruitment.
Howie Hawkins, Secretary
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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