Cowlitz Community Network Board Meeting
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | 11:30 – 1:00PM
Present: Michael O’Neill, Gabby Meador, Corie Dow-Cramer, Kay Gunter, Louise Brown
Guests: Amanda Davis Staff: Amber Rosewood
Introductions and Icebreaker
Michael welcomed attendees and thanked everyone for their participation, and Gabby led an icebreaker.
Additions to Agenda
There were no additions to the agenda.
The May Board meeting minutes were sent to members for their review prior to the meeting. Motion to approve the May 18, 2021 Board meeting minutes as presented (Corie), second (Kay). The motion carried.
Grant Status Reports
Cowlitz County Health & Human Services Financial Literacy Grant $10,000
Financial Literacy Training | Jul 1, 2020 – Jun 30, 2021
Current Request: $510.00 | Remaining Balance: $2,400.00
Financial Literacy funding is for training at-risk youth and financially vulnerable families. Training topics are geared to the audience and may include Bank on It, Setting Financial Goals, Borrowing Basics, Saving, etc. Financial Literacy content is included in the monthly newsletter to stakeholders include lessons for children and information on budgeting and credit for adults. The Network is offering virtual learning sessions with our community partners over the summer. We have built out our online resources, pre-scheduled financial literacy resources to our social media accounts and drafted newsletters containing financial literacy links and trainings.
Cowlitz County Health & Human Services Behavioral Health Grant $10,800
Help for At-Risk Youth with Behavioral Issues in Child Care | Jul 1, 2019 – Jun 30, 2021
Current Request: $925.00 | Remaining Balance: $ 3,336.30
Behavioral Health funding provides technical assistance and training for childcare providers who serve children with challenging behavioral needs and support for families. CCN Behavioral Health emails to stakeholders include a connection to local learning opportunities and behavioral health evidence-based information and resources. The Network is providing STARS Hours eligible virtual training events on June 22nd and June 29th.
WA Department of Commerce/Seattle Foundation Child Care Partnership Grant $60,000
Child Care Access Report | Sep 23, 2020 – Jun 30, 2021
Current Request: $6,461.76 | Remaining Balance: $29,476.40
This grant was awarded in the amount of $30,000 in reimbursable funds from the Dept of Commerce and $30,000 in upfront funding from the Seattle Foundation. Monthly invoices reflect the split in funding. Child Care Partnership funding CCN supports local partnerships to develop action plans that stabilize and expand child care capacity. The project funds the supplemental work of the Cowlitz Community Charter as outlined in the 2020 Annual Agenda and Objectives. The Network is currently working with contracted partners on the CCPG for survey collection, family engagement, developing the child care access report and outreach and advocacy. The Network and project partners will host focus groups in June and release the results of the Child Care Family Survey.
A board retreat was scheduled for Saturday, July 10, 2021, from 10am-3pm at Youth and Family Link, 907 Douglas St. in Longview. Board members were encouraged to attend and lunch will be provided.
Michael reported that the Cowlitz Community Charter meeting was successful and that participants reviewed the Child Care Access Report One Page Overview, discussed reactions to the data presented and brainstormed ways in which the Charter could address the issues identified.
There was no new business.
The Funds Status Report and Expense Report were sent to members for their review prior to the meeting. Motion to approve the June 2021 Expense Report as presented (Corie), second (Louise). The motion carried.
Cowlitz County Treasurer Payroll Transfer $ 3,000.00
ADP Payroll $ 3,425.48
ADP Payroll Fees $ 57.66
Survey Monkey Subscription $ 107.02
Zoom Subscription $ 145.84
Boast Subscription $ 49.00
Canva Subscription $ 12.95
Advertising Facebook/Radio $ 1,159.50
Incentives Gift Cards/Giveaways $ 11.787.62
Subcontractors Contracts $ 11,050.00
Printing All Program Printing $ 1,350.00
Conscious Discipline Book Order $ 1,916.11
Red Canoe Savings $ 10.16
Red Canoe Checking $ 5,216.94
Cowlitz County Treasurer $ 65,174.57
Upcoming Community Events
Youth and Family Link will participate in the upcoming Fill the Canoe event in with Red Canoe Credit Union and plan to distribute 600 backpacks.
Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 11:30am-1pm