Sept. 20, 2016 Minutes

SEEDS Annual General Membership Meeting Minutes

09/20/2016

Emily Rinaldi- Recording Secretary

  1. Introduction by Jocelyn Cramer
  2. Approval of 2015 Annual General Membership Meeting Minutes
    1. Corrections by Kathy Dodge
      1. Brainstorming meetings are every other month NOT every month
    2. Approved
  • Kathy Dodge’s Chair Report
  1. Treasurer’s Report- Denise Bussiere
    1. 2016 Budget
      1. $54,286.00
    2. Bank Balance as of 8/31/2016
      1. $47,435.00
    3. Rollover Money for 2017 budget
      1. $13,000.00 (approx.)
    4. Board Member Cycle One Elections – Voting Results
      1. Chair – David Ford
        1. approved
      2. Assistant Chair- Kathy Dodge
        1. approved
      3. Recording Secretary- Emily Rinaldi
        1. approved
      4. Board At large- Jenna Mauder
        1. approved
      5. Jocelyn’s Executive Director report
  • Featured Highlights from 2015-2016 year
  • Update form Circles
    1. Communications Circle:                              NOW     LAST YEAR
      1. Membership numbers                        186        175
      2. Facebook Likes                                    639        518
  • Email Subscribers                                                    1075      882
  1. Solar Circle
    1. Energy Assessments – Need 7 more buildings by June
  2. Education Circle
  3. Fundraising Circle
  1. Scholarship and Intern Updates
    1. SEEDS issued a scholarship to college bound senior from the area: Winner was Andrew Bochnovich who also later joined our energy assessment team
    2. SEEDS worked with 2 inters this summer – Mikayla Young (program coordinator) and Savannah Brunette (marketing)
  2. Community Involvement/ Membership Update
    1. Featured involvement with
      1. Wayne Pike Builder’s Association
      2. Wayne County Commissioner – Wayne Tomorrow
  • The Chamber of the Northern Poconos
  1. Regionally – St. Francis Institute for Energy collaboration and supporting Sustainable Energy Fund program for area non-profits
  1. Scholarship and Intern Updates
  • Upcoming Projects
    1. Green Bus Tour
    2. Annual Spring Fundraiser
  • Guest Speakers
    1. Kim Emmett – Community Vocations Services at Park Street Café
    2. Sam “Sway” Kovalyov – Natural Education and sustainable living at Livingston Manor, NY