Cowlitz Community Network Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 | 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Present: Michael O’Neill-Chair, Louise Brown, Jeane Conrad
Absent: Gabby Meador, Corie Dow-Kramer, Laurie Severson
Staff Present: Rochelle Fassold
Introductions and Icebreaker
Michael welcomed attendees and thanked everyone for their participation. Everyone participated in the icebreaker question.
Additions to Agenda
Consent Agenda documents were sent to members for review prior to the meeting.
04-2022 CCN Minutes (draft)
Motion: Jeane motioned to approve the Consent Agenda as presented, Louise seconded, and the motion carried.
Grant Status Reports
Behavioral Health | Cowlitz County Health & Human Services | Award $7,800
7/1/2021 – 6/30/2022: To provide technical assistance for child care providers that serve children with behavioral needs in Cowlitz County.
Expected Outcomes: 80% of child care centers will have staff participating in at least one training; at least 100 child care provider staff will attend at least one training; at least 6 trainings will be conducted for providers; at least 4 trainings will be conducted for families, share information at least two times per month; at least 100 new subscribers on the distribution list.
Program Activities: The Network has scheduled virtual learning Conscious Discipline sessions for childcare providers and families on the fourth Thursday of the month, January – June 2022, from 6-7:30pm.
Program Updates: There were 3 attendees at the April session and the feedback for the session was excellent. 2 participants received $50 Conscious Discipline gift cards and the 3rd participant received a CD book for attending.
90 day check in- training review scheduled for May 24th @ 9am with Michael, Corie, and Louise at Y&F. Sharon will be joining the group at 10am to discuss new grant project ideas
Michael explained and motioned to approve updating Red Canoe payroll account: Amber Rosewood has resigned and needs to be removed from the online account and Michael O’Neil, board chair, added as the governing bank account holder. Kay Gunter has resigned from the board and needs to be removed from the account and Rochelle Fassold, the program coordinator, added as the primary online account user. Louise motioned to approve, 2nd by Jeane and the motion carried.
Michael O’Neill, board chair
To do: Rochelle to call Red Canoe and make arrangements to get account updated
Next Audit due 5/30/2022 (Rochelle and Amber are scheduled to complete on Wed, May 18th)
A meeting with the Community Charter to discuss new project grant ideas will be scheduled for June 30th, details of getting the meeting set up will be further discussed on Tues, 5/24. Michael will bring a tentative agenda for discussion topics, like revisiting what we’ve learned and the data from the childcare survey, and a plan to address current issues. Discuss setting up community forum in the Fall to raise awareness and partnerships and how we can all work together with representatives in our government to fix the issues.
NEW GRANT idea was discussed, and the board is in favor of supporting FFN
Community Foundation of SW Washington – Focus Grant Cycle 2 applications open July 15th, closes August 31st
Project idea: Help children succeed in school by helping those providing Family, Friend, and Neighbor care by providing resources for caregivers and learning activities for children
Ideas for how to identify these families were discussed: reaching out to Youth and Family Link resource coordinators and Rochelle attending parent groups, connecting with FCRC at the school districts, Cowlitz Tribe, Library story times, PeaceHealth social work programs
Woodland School District- 2nd annual Hispanic resource fair. The event will be in-person, outside on May 24th from 3-6pm
Children’s Discovery Museum, Wed, May 18th, 11am-4pm, Soft re-opening
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21st, 2022, from 12-1pm.