CHOW COMMITTEE Minutes
January 12, 2010– 12:00
I – Broome Bounty
A. Pre-order Recap – Things going fairly well. Some inventory problems but most agencies happy with change.
II - EVENTS FOR 2010
A. Hunger Walk – Sunday October 17, 2:00 behind the BU East Gym. We need a chair for this event.
B. Chili Championship – Saturday, May 1, 11:00 – 4:00. Need a chair for this event. Will take place in front of the Events Center. Rich Grant may bring his “Dumpster Kitchen” to sell hot dogs and hamburgers. Need to check with Sodexo on this. We need a meeting soon.
C. Spring Craft Show – Saturday, March 20 at the BU West Gym.
D. Clinton Street Festival – Fr. Jim will check with his committee about the Walk down Clinton Street.
E. Round Up – We should have someone overseeing this program to make sure signs are visible in Weis Markets and word is continuing to get out about the program.
III - CHOW Farm
A plan for the planting at the Conklin site was presented to the committee. Part of the plan is for an educational spot called the 3 sisters patch. The idea is to show the value of companion planting. Clearing continues with Scott Barvainis, an Americorps worker assigned to CHOW, overseeing groups that are clearing trees and brush throughout the winter months.
Corn will again be planted for us on Fredericks Road in the Town of Maine. We will also have the garden space there. Other farmers have expressed interest in sharing some of their land with CHOW.
VI – UPDATES
A. Johnny Hart Book – Sales were not as good as last time. We have made about $5,000 profit so far. Books are still available at the BC3 Offices. Ed will contact congregations to see if they are willing to sell some of the books on the weekends.
Next Meeting - February 9, 2010