Minutes, July 16th, 2019
Present: Jamie Painter, Kathy Brechner, Chesney Gulas, Pamela Culwell, Bonnie Martin
Jamie called the meeting to order at approximately 5:30pm
Minutes of April 10, 2019 meeting were amended to note the completion of the required fiscal filings done with the Attorney General’s office. Chesney moved, Jamie seconded, minutes of April 10, 2019 approved.
Request for funds for the new SFEMG office computer were reviewed. The amount is $1134. Funding request was approved.
To-date there have been few funding requests made by the SFEMG to SFMGA of the original $44,000 ear marked to the Extension Master Gardener programs. The SEED School instructor training funds and the computer replacement are the only two fund requests thus far this year.
One concept that is being explored is the idea of creating an educational greenhouse at the extension office location to facilitate new Master Gardener and community programs. Bonnie Martin is exploring needs, requirements and any constraints and will reach out through the Extension office to both Tom Dominguez and Jon Boren (Dept. of Agriculture).
It was brought to the discussion on funding, that there might be a funding request for a scholarship in memory and in honor of Deborah Farson as past SFMGA president. No details have been brought forward as of this date.
Discussion was held around the topic of expanding the mission of the SFMGA going forward. Much of this centered on looking at new fundraising opportunities to support the organization.
The amended required SFMGA By-laws, reflecting the new organizational structure will be filed prior to the next meeting as all changes have been reviewed and approved.
The August meeting will focus on the need for ongoing SFMGA board leadership and elections that will be held before year end. Those present at the meeting were asked to reach out to any members who might be interested in becoming more involved next year.
Next meeting: August 16th 5:30pm (Location TBA)
Meeting was adjourned at 7:15pm
Minutes respectfully submitted: Kathy Brechner