December 16 2017 Board of Directors Meeting Notes

Convened: 6:07 pm
Present: Dennis Winkler, President; Lloyd Nelson, Vice President, Clyde Christian, Secretary: BoD Members;
Marria Knight, Ramona Webb, and Ken Krohn, Carol Morrison, General Manager, Gretchen Stadler, Staff
Larry Christian, and Barry Carter, members, and Esa Murrell, newsletter editor for 2018.

Secretary’s Report: Clyde
The report was circulated electronically. No one noted any corrections. A motion was made to accept the report as amended, seconded, and passed without objection.

Treasurer’s Report: Dennis
The report was circulated electronically.
A net loss of $400 was noted. Dennis noted that the checking account was down to $25,000.00 and that
the BoD would address that with the 2018 budget discussion in January 2018.
A discussion followed the notice that the daily average sales were once again down.
Discussion on the 3% credit card charge was held with input from Carol. The decision of whether or not to raise that figure will be taken up with the 2018 budget discussion in January 2018.
Carol noted that on Saturday, December 16m 2017 the sales of cash, check, and credit card were equal.
A motion was made to accept the report, seconded, and passed without objection.

Staff Reports: Carol
7 new members this month. 26 members working 10+ hours.
Department Head of the Month and Working Member of the Month would be chosen and announced along
with the December recipients.
Carol notified the BoD that Pat Cullen had tendered her resignation to be effective February 17, 2018.
Carol also notified the BoD that Phoebe Charbonneau would be ready to return to work January 2, 2018.
Gretchen Stadler indicated that she would be available to continue working in the same position and hours.
Carol informed the BoD that she had canceled the debit card used for vendor purchases due to hacking,
and again expressed her wish for a Visa card due to the liability issues with using the debit card.
Carol noted that the inventory was high and that ordering should be adjusted.
Barry noted that use of online classified ads in conjunction with the Facebook page may be worthwhile.
Ken noted that he had been doing that on a selective basis to determine the results.

Old Business: Dennis
Barry Carter made a presentation on a couple of items he felt me be profitable for the Co-op to carry.
Dennis thanked Barry for his input and told him that the BoD would review those products for their
viability in this area. Ken suggested that perhaps sales on a consignment basis would be worth
investigation. Dennis informed the BoD that the potential renter for the barber shop space has declined at this time. It was noted that John Busch had agreed to lead a work crew in reworking the space to entice renters and would prepare a list of work needing to be done to Dennis.
Clyde presented a work-up of a potential Working Member sheet for personnel to hand out to members
who express interest in working. BoD input was noted and would be taken by email until January 1, 2018.
The finalized version would be printed for the Co-op and digitally sent through the website, Facebook
and the newsletter.

The next BoD meeting will be on January 16, 2018, 6 pm, at the Library if available.
Recess was called at 7:05 pm.

Draft submitted December 19, 2017, by Clyde Christian, secretary.