May 2022

Cowlitz Community Network Board Meeting

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 | 12:00PM – 1:00PM

MINUTES

Present: Michael O’Neill-Chair, Louise Brown, Jeane Conrad

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

Guests Present:

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

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.

Old Business

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

New Business

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.

Signed __________________________________

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

Community Events

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

Next Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21st, 2022, from 12-1pm.

Board Minutes 3/15/2022

Cowlitz Community Network Board Meeting

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 | 11:30 – 1:00PM

MINUTES

Present: Michael O’Neill-Chair, Louise Brown, Laurie Severson, Gabby Meador, Corie Dow-Kramer; Guests Present: Chelsea Pugh, Gayle Reid Staff Present: Rochelle Fassold

Introductions and Icebreaker

Michael welcomed attendees and thanked everyone for their participation.

Additions to Agenda

Consent Agenda

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

01-2022 CCN Minutes

02-2022 CCN Minutes

03-2022 Funds Status Report

03-2022 Expense Report

February Transactions

ADP Payroll Fees $ 50.66

Dell Laptop $ 733.99

Hiscox Insurance $ 51.66

Cowlitz County Administration Print Shop & Voicemail Services $ 118.19

February Account Balances

Red Canoe Savings $ 10.16

Red Canoe Checking $ 3,484.58

Cowlitz County Treasurer $ 45,804.41

Motion: Corie moved to approve the Consent Agenda as presented, Gabby 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 sessions for child care providers and families on the fourth Thursday of the month, January – June 2022, from 6-7:30pm.

Program Updates: Michael let the group know that three attendees participated in the BH continuing education and that there was a new presenter from Head Start.

Old Business

Rochelle will work with the CWCOG to get the remaining things from storage and she has the remote office items.

New Business

The 2020 audit has been completed by the Washington State Auditor’s Office and the cost is approximately $500.00. The next audit report will be due on May 30, 2022.

The Network has been invited to participate in the Week of the Young Child. The registration form has been submitted and Rochelle will connect with the coordinators to drop off bags and flyers.

The group talked about a workplan for Rochelle including which topics to learn, tasks to work on and additional trainings.

Community Events

Father’s Matters event, March 26th

Perinatal Mental Health Screening and Referrals

Early Learning Coalition meeting, March 18th

Next Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, 2022, from 11:30am-1pm.

Board Minutes 1/18/2022

Cowlitz Community Network Board Meeting

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 | 11:30 – 1:00PM

MINUTES

Present: Michael O’Neill-Chair, Louise Brown, Jeane Conrad, Corie Dow-Kramer, Gabby Meador  

Introductions and Icebreaker

Michael welcomed attendees and thanked everyone for their participation.

Additions to Agenda

Consent Agenda

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

  • 12-2021 Board Meeting Minutes Draft
  • 01-2022 Funds Status Report
  • 01-2022 Expense Report

December Transactions

Cowlitz County Treasure Payroll Transfer   $  3,000.00

ADP Wage Pay  $  1,411.50

ADP                        Tax                                 $     405.04

ADP                      Payroll Fees                    $       10.00

ADP                      Payroll Fees                     $     101.32  

Hiscox Insurance   $       51.66

Lower Columbia College     Speaker Fees     $  1,000.00

December Account Balances

Red Canoe Savings                    $        10.16

Red Canoe Checking                 $   4,902.56

Cowlitz County Treasurer           $ 43,718.60

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

Grant Status Reports

Financial Literacy | Cowlitz County Health & Human Services | Award $5,000

7/1/2021 – 12/31/2021: To provide financial literacy training for youth and families in Cowlitz County.

  • This grant program has concluded and Amber will submit final reports.
  • The board discussed and declined to accept additional funding to continue the Financial Literacy Program

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.

Old Business

Louise, Jeane, and Michael will serve on the interview committee to select a new Program Coordinator. Gabby and Corie will provide back up if needed.

Michael will purchase a new laptop and work with MorePower to get it set up.

Louise and the new Program Coordinator will work with the CWCOG to get things from storage.

New Business

Community Events

Next Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 15, 2022, from 11:30am-1pm.