Monday, April 26, 2010

CHOW Advisory Meeting Minutes


April 13, 2010– 12:00

I - CHOW Farm

A. Grants update – did not get the Community Foundation Grant. Need to seek funds for a 4 wheel drive pick up and trailer.

B. Activities – Tree removal near complete. Bush hogging and clearing near complete.

C. Sustainability plan – Tony Marzolino of Marz Farm is starting a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Farm and has invited us to join. We will be paid for every pound we give to the CSA.

D. Additional needs – Tiller, fencing, volunteers

E. Grow Broome Project – We are taking ownership of the Grow Broome Project that the United Way started. Earth Boxes are distributed to agencies throughout the county. We will take over operations for 2011.

II - EVENTS FOR 2010 –

A. Hunger Walk – Sunday, October 17. We need to forma committee next month.

B. Chili Championship – Saturday, May 1 at Binghamton University. Need volunteers for set up; 8:00 – 10:00, clean up; 3:00 – 4:00 and ticket sellers; 11:00 – 3:00.

C. Clinton Street Festival – Fr. Jim will report back next month.

D. MudCat Grant Allstar Golf Tournament – Thursday, September 2 at Links at Hiawatha. We are again one of the beneficiaries of this celebrity golf tournament. We will need 15 volunteers to act as “greens monitors” for the tournament.

III – HPNAP UPDATE – Our 2010/2011 grant amount will be reduced by about $6,000.

Next Meeting - May 11, 2010

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