Board Minutes 12/20/2022

Cowlitz Community Network Board Meeting

Tuesday, December 20th, 2022 | 12:00PM – 1:00PM


Present: Michael O’Neill-Chair, Louise Brown, Kay Gunter

Absent: Gabby Meador, Laurie Severson, Jeane Conrad, Corie Dow-Kramer

Guests Present:

Staff Present: Rochelle Fassold

Introductions and Icebreaker: What are your holiday plans?

Additions to Agenda-

Consent Agenda

Consent Agenda documents were sent to members for review prior to the meeting.

11-2022 CCN Minutes (draft)

12-2022 Treasurer’s Report

12-2022 Red Canoe statement

Motion: Kay motioned to approve the Consent Agenda as presented, Louise seconded, and the motion carried.

Old Business

2023 Operating Budget discussion-

Since the Network has not received grant funding yet Rochelle will revise the budget based on the Network expenses only. Then the board can vote to adopt the budget in January. Once more funding is secured the budget can be revised again to show accurate revenues and expenditures.

After the Network transitions to being a non-profit, the Network can raise funds through donation campaigns for projects and programming.

Luggage of Love-Non-profit transition: Joint board meeting to be held in February or March

Discussion on revisiting mission statement: Work session scheduled for January 9th, 9:30am-10:30am at Michael’s house to discuss the board strategy going forward. Rochelle to send invitations to the board. Discuss the option to support other agencies by contracting with them to facilitate solutions to challenges they may be facing.

CFSWW focus grant application update and feedback from Esra (see attached)

Giving Tuesday- Held November 29th 3-6pm at Youth and Family-Louise attended and shared that the Network was gifted 2 gas cards and 2 reams of copy paper.

New Business

Feedback on ELC collaboration to create early learning/family online resource guide- Rochelle will continue providing some assistance to Sabrina from United Way and see if this is a contracted project the Network may want to take on. Michael shared a resource guide called that could be helpful and provided a contact person from Cascade Pacific Action Alliance (CPAA)

Community Events

Next Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24th, 2023, 12pm-1pm