KCFA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING—MONDAY, August 19, 2019
Yano Hall, Kainaliu
The Kona Coffee Farmers Association’s mission is to promote and protect Kona farmers’ economic interests in 100% Kona coffee, to protect the Kona coffee heritage, and to seek greater legal protection of the Kona coffee name.
CALL TO ORDER— 2:35 pm
Suzanne Shriner x, president
Colehour Bondera x
Kay Dixon X
Chet Gardiner x
Jim Monk X
Cecelia Smith x
Sandra Scarr x
Suzanne Shriner x
Approval of June Minutes-Tabled Until September
Consent Agenda – (5 min) Approved-All in Favor
Acceptance of Committee Reports
Approval of July Minutes
Treasurer’s Report and Budget Process (45 minutes)
Slow Foods-Net Loss $3,200
Hawaii on the Hill-Net Loss $4,000
Order fulfillment and pricing-Post Office to be done by C. Smith and J. Monk
*Motion made by S. Scarr and second by K. Dixon- Price of Burlap Bags and Grain Pro Bags will be costs + shipping + 30% Markup - Motion carries.
*Motion made by S. Shriner and second by J. Monk- Special Benefactor Membership - $100 additional opportunity for giving added to Join/Renew page - Motion carries. Benefits of Benefactor Membership to be determined.
*Motion made by K. Dixon and second by C. Bonera. Potluck every 2 months, begin in October. Kay will book space. Suggested donation for first event will be $10/person. Motion carries
*Motion made by S. Scarr and second by J. Monk. Hold Kona Farmers Banquet Dinner- late April 2020- Motion carries
(Note-Have “high ticket” Auction items that Farmers like: Dirt, Beer, Farm Tools and Farm Services, i.e. chipper)
Lobbyist: Budget item- $12,000 to hire part-time lobbyist to the Legislature - lengthy discussion
*Motion made by S. Scarr and J. Monk seconds to allocate funds in the budget for a Lobbyist ($12000) and drop the following from the proposed Budget:
Education videos, DC trip to Hawaii on the Hill, SCA attendance, & Slow Foods. (These initiatives can be brought back to the Board for approval and support when specific additional funding sources for them can be created/indicated.) Motion carries.
*Motion made by S. Shriner and J. Monk second, to have B. Corker get another quote for a Lobbyist. Motion carries
EXPO- lengthy discussion-tabled until September
J. Monk moves and C. Smith seconds to not do EXPO in 2020. Motion does not carry.
Discussion centered on the fact that our previous organizer has decided not to supervise the Expo any more. We need someone or some folks to take up the slack and do the legwork and planning that's required.
An additional factor in the discussion was a “reboot" for the Expo. A survey of members was suggested to see what they want from the Expo. Suggestions that we “return to roots" and consider it mainly as an event for our Members more than the “general public" or tourists.
President Shriner asked for those in support of continuing Expo (February 2020) , to draft a plan for organizing and supervising EXPO, to be presented at the September 16th monthly KCFA Board meeting.
Meeting adjourned 4:05
C. Smith- stand-in Secretary
- Gardiner – stand-in Asst. Secretary