Board Meeting Minutes
October 1, 2019
The regular board meeting of the Linn County Master Gardeners was called to order at 1:08 p.m.
Betty Goergen, President
Pam Nelson, 2nd Vice President
Brenda Winslow, Secretary
Nancy Hammond, Member at Large
Karin Magnuson, Member at Large
Ranee Webb, Member at Large
Janice Gregg, OMGA Rep
Ann Kinkley, OMGA Alt Rep
Brooke Edmunds, Extension Horticulture
Elizabeth Records, MG Program Assist
David Krieger, Demo Garden Coordinator
Approval of Minutes-
September minutes were approved as written
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/linn/lcmga-board-meeting-minutes is the website where all the minutes can be seen.
Treasurer Report-Betty Goergen
Ann Capps could not make the meeting so there was no financial report.
Income for the month $______
Expenses for the month $______
Checkbook balance as of October 1, 2019 is $______
Betty is transferring $10,00 into a 12 month CD, which will earn 1.25% interest.
Betty attended the OMGA treasurers meeting during the September meetings.
Extension Report-Elizabeth Records, Brooke Edmunds
Graduation is Thursday, Nov 14th from 2:30 to 4:30 at the Boy Scout Lodge in Philomath.
There is an invitation in the E-news with a link for the map. It is a small bites and treats potluck. Bring snacks or bites to share.
They have a program ready. There will be a Master of Ceremonies for the awards and recognitions.
In October there will be a webinar every Monday at the extension office at 2:30 to 3:30. People can watch the webinar together and have a discussion afterwards. Brooke is providing popcorn. This counts toward training hours.
October 7th's topic is tomatoes
14th's topic is bees
21st's topic is weed management
28th's topic is dry farming
Applications opened October first for next year's trainees. Spread the word for anyone that would be interested.
Demo Garden-Dave Krieger
They had a great potluck in September and the weather was beautiful.
They are harvesting and donating a lot of food. The garden is starting to wind down. He is getting ready to put it away for the season. He needs 2 yards of soil to finish off beds and will be doing some tree trimming. The garden has carrots, beets, lettuce and cabbage planted for winter.
OMGA Report-Janice Gregg
Linn County received the OMGA Search for Excellence recognition for the Bee Pollinator Conference. It did not come with any funding but gives them a good chance to apply for money next year as the award winner.
The next meeting is in Tillamook and they need asilent auction items from each of the counties. That auction money is used for mini college.
Janice is on the committee for mini college for 2020. While she is working on this committee, Ann Kinkley, our alternate, will do more of the OMGA reporting. Mini College will be held on the OSU campus this year and they will be adding garden related tours as well as the classes.
Checking out Equipment-Betty Goergen
1. Need current Inventory
2. Check off sheet for items
3. Develop check out log
We are having a problem with people using the computers, projectors, etc. and not returning all the cords or not returning them with the proper equipment. All the office staff needs to know where the check-in system sheet is to help people find it when they come in. Also there needs to be a log-in sheet that lists all the pieces.
Benton county has a good check out sheet and Elizabeth will get a copy of it for Betty.
Master gardeners are in charge of the equipment. The office staff is not responsible for it being checked out or returned but they can know where the check-out sheet is.
We are trying to be sure we get all the cords and things back each time the equipment leaves the building.
Betty will spend time in November getting an inventory and getting the sheets organized.
Appoint Budget Committee and Audit Committee-Betty
Ranee Webb, Betty Goergen, Dan Murphy and Pam Nelson were suggested for the Audit committee. They will do an audit as the treasurers are changing hands at the end of the year.
Betty can purchase Quickbooks for $50.
A motion was made and passed to buy the Quickbooks program and have it added as a line item in the budget for each year.
Discuss Projects Review Date-Betty
Betty will send out an email with the project list on it to check for additions and revisions. We will review the list in November.
Bee Happenings-Ranee Webb
They need skilled workers that can router the block for mason bees, getting them ready to sell.
There are 10 classes for cocoon cleaning. Out of 150 slots there are only 30 to 35 slots left.
There are a lot more instructors this year and they are hoping to have even more classes next year.
Upcoming Events/Other Business
Carolyn Larime sent a thank you note from the Willamette Community Garden. Carolyn is no longer able to attend board meeting for health reason. Thank you Carolyn for all the work you do.
Meeting Adjourned at 2:02
Respectfully submitted by Brenda Winslow, Secretary