KCFA Board of Directors Meeting, Conference Call Meeting Because of Coronavirus
IN ATTENDANCE: Board Members: Barbara Anderson, Colehour Bondera, Bruce Corker, Chet Gardiner, John Koontz, Jim Monk, Sandra Scarr, Cea Smith, John Zulkowski. Absent: None
Call to Order: 2:32 pm
Minutes, 5/18/20 meeting: M/S/C for approval.
Committee Reports: M/S/C for acceptance
Treasurer’s Report: M/S/C to accept the report.
Merchandise Management/Sales/Fulfillment: Led by Promotions Committee Chair John Zulkowski, there was an extended discussion of ways to bring KCFA merchandise sales back to pre-2015 levels; streamlining online order procedures; and online charging of postal fees.
Finance Committee—discussion of FY2021 budget deliberations: Finance Committee Chair Jim Monk reviewed the deliberations of the Finance Committee meeting with Committee Chairs on June 8 and the proposed FY2021 Budget. There was discussion of the Committee’s report of income sources from 2010 to 2019; the significant declines in fundraising event revenue and merchandise income in recent years; and the suggestion of retaining a contract event coordinator to generate additional income. M/S/C to approve the modified proposed FY2021 Budget.
Legislative Committee: Legislative Committee Chair Bruce Corker gave a brief report on the Legislature’s planned reconvening on June 22 and the possibility that KCFA’s proposed bill for a 51% minimum for blends may be considered during the reconvened session.
EXPO Update: Events & Social Committee Chair Chet Gardiner reported on the tentative re-scheduling of the 2020 EXPO for October 10 and 11, and on work of the Committee on arrangements for the postponed event.
Green Coffee Program: Chet reported that there has been no response to date from the article in the June “Independent Voice” on the program to use HDOA grant funds to purchase green coffee from members for sales of KCFA-labeled roasted coffee to the public. There was discussion of additional ways for getting information on this program to members.
Protection Committee: Committee Chair Barbara Anderson led a brief discussion of issues related to returning the “Kona Classic Division” of the KCCFestival’s cupping competition to its traditional focus on the heritage flavor profile from Kona Typica trees. Further discussion to a conference call meeting of the Committee with interested Board members invited to participate.
Candidate Endorsement: Consideration of Colehour Bondera’s request for KCFA endorsement of his candidacy for the House of Representative, District 5 position. Colehour excused himself from the meeting; VP Chet Gardiner chaired this agenda item; Jim left the meeting at 4:00 pm for a previous commitment. After discussion, John Z moved to make the endorsement; Chet seconded; the motion was adopted—7 ayes; no nays; no abstentions.
Meeting adjourned: 4:06 pm
--Submitted by Bruce Corker, Secretary