KCFA BOARD MEETING MINUTES
4:05 PM call to Order
Present: C. Bondera,T. Butler, ML.Moss
K. Wood, R. Anders, M. Joven and B. Corker.
Mahalo to ???????? for Aloha coffee.
Approval of December, 2010 minutes. Motion by K. Woods and seconded by ML. Moss. Motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report: Report given by Karen Kemp, temporary treasurer. There will be a review of cash assets for correction by Pres. Corker. Motion to approve by treasurer's report made by T. Butler and seconded.
EXPO and Annual Meeting Report by ML Moss and R. Anders. ML reported on the physical layout for the EXPO and what is still needed. Set up will begin on the Thursday before at 10 AM. She also listed the schedule of workshops to be given.
CBB Report by Bob Smith
Our KCFA CBB Committee met with the Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Council, (PBARC), the monthly "Coffee Talk" farmers meeting and with the HDOA and coffee processors last week. Discussion included a combating fungus (C. Bav.) , the impending appointment of a full time entomologist and assistant in Kona, and the lack of effectiveness of a coffee quarantine. Pres. Corker stated that without the work and input of our KCFA CBB committee it was doubtful that such positive strides forward with this infestation would have been achieved. Acknowledgment is also due to Mr. Wayne Tanaka, Sen. Inouye's Field Representative in Kona for his input.
Social by Lisa Corker
Scheduled: Memorial Day Chili Cook Off and BBQ
Kona Brew Club Tour and pizza on Feb.26 at 4 PM
Brewfest at Kona Brew Club on March 12 KCFA invited and will have a booth.
Coffee donation needed for Alii Drive sales.
Education: See KCFA website for schedule of Coffee Talks
Website and PR by C. Smith
Basic updating of site and call for membership renewals.
Included in PR report was the latest CBB information in our newsletter, the EXPO ads and the debut of our new Origin award stamp.
Legislature by B. Corker
Rep. D. Coffman was encouraged to submit a resolution to the state legislature to advance $500,000 to CHTAR to study the CBB. Rep. Coffman doesn't think it will pass but we are encouraging him just the same.
Chamber of Commerce: ML Moss and K. Wood will be attending this month’s meeting. It was pointed out and agreed with that the C of C has a strong legislative committee and it would be advantageous of the KCFA to network with them.
APAC Sponsorship: Jill Hollier addressed the Board on behalf of APAC. She gave an account of APAC, its standing in the community and the importance of supporting each other. Page Trysgad reported on his work with APAC and their proposal. Six farmers agreed to participate and Page will be the first for APAC's next production, "The King and I" on Feb.4. More information will follow as Page lays the groundwork. We all agreed that we hope it to be a long and fruitful cooperation.
A motion was made by C.Bondera that P.Trysgad be allotted up to $50 for necessary equipment to facilitate display of Kona coffee at the APAC's productions.
OriGIn Membership Renewal: A motion was made by C. Bondera for KCFA to renew KCFA's annual membership for 200 Euros ($265 US). Seconded by K. Wood. Motion carried.
KCFA Coop- M. Bondera has been granted money to assist in the organization of coops in Hawaii. There is to a meeting with further information in mid Feb. This is an opportunity for KCFA to follow up on past discussion on the possibilities of a for profit arm of KCFA.
Paul Ulster alerted KCFA on the sale of a Kona Blend coffee by Safeway which poorly describes the content.
Safeway will be contacted by KCFA in hopes they will reconsider the package description. Paul suggested other means of persuasion which will be considered at a later date.
Meeting adjourned at 5:50 PM
Minutes submitted by T. Butler, Secretary