KCFA Board Meeting Minutes 17 April 2017
Attending: Suzanne, Sandra, Bob, Mike, Cea, Greg, Chet, Allan, Bruce (Observer) Christine arrived 1520.
ACTION ITEMS – highlighted in red.
Meeting called to order 1503
Deferred approval of minutes
Deferred treasurer’s report
Received membership report. Bruce expressed some concern about why the membership had decreased by 20%. He suggested that the board contact members to find out why. We discussed assuring the membership table at the Expo had expired member list.
Motion (Sandra/2nd-Mike): to approve consent agenda, deferred minutes, membership report. Approved unanimously.
Reviewed budget. Discussed stock & inventory for expo. Karen & John in charged of this.
Motion (Sandra/2nd- Sandra): Receive budget report.
- KCFA Statement on Labor & Immigration
Lively discussion about the proposed statement. Discussed language of proposed statement. Discussed the need to honor the rule of law. Discussed the need to partner with other organizations and interested parties in this effort including other agricultural entities, service sector, construction sector. Discussed having a petition at the Expo. Discussed including a condition for the approval of the statements to include contacting other organizations to support this position.
Proposed amendment to Short statement: 3rd sentence: “We do not support State and County funding be used for …”
Two amendments to Full Statement: end of 2nd paragraph to read “… throughout the State.” And in the 1st sentence of the 3rd paragraph, remove the phrase “for criminal behavior.”
MOTION (Bob/2nd Sandra): To accept the amended KCFA statements on Labor and Immigration. (NOTE: there was no inclusion of any conditions in the motion). The motion passed unanimously with one absention (Greg).
- Expo –
Passed around volunteer signup.
Discussed grant proposals written by Karen. It was reported that she invested over 80 hours in the writing of two grant proposals: $3K grant request from HI County to support the Expo; $9K grant request from HI County to support attendance at Slow Food Movement.
Motion (Bob/2nd Christine): Support submission of the grant proposals as written. Motion passed unanimously with one abstention (Sandra).
Sandra Reported Sheraton could host dinner on 28 Jul or 11 Aug. This is a fundraiser event for KCFA. Discussed aspects of auction. Christine proposed using an on-line auction to reduce work-load. Christine suggested that we consider other venues that routinely serve 100% Kona Coffee. There was agreement with this philosophy. Discussed possibility of Holua-koa (???) Café. Bob proposed the “Party Boat” as a “far-out” option. Promised to investigate. No motion, no conclusion. Agreed to move ahead and communicate via email before next board meeting as the window of opportunity is growing short.
Meeting adjourned approx. 1615