Thursday, May 27, 2010

CHOW Committee Minutes


Minutes - May 11, 2010– 12:00

I - CHOW Farm

A. Activities – Ground is ready to be plowed in Conklin. Our Farm partners will do the plowing. We finished first in the voting for an orchard. Details to follow. Seedlings are be raised in a green house loaned to us by Mac Lennon’s on Court Street.

B. BREAKING GROUND WITH CHOW – Report was given by the Students making recommendations for CHOW Farm sustainability.

C. Additional needs – We still need a 4 wheel drive pick up truck and a trailer. Other farm equipment is also needed.

D. Grow Broome Project – CHOW will take ownership of the Grow Broome Project started by the United Way Day of Caring group. We will work with the United Way this year and take full responsibility next year.

II - Report on Chili Championship – Brought about $1,200 through ticket sales. Bob Griffin won the Championship. We are discussing partnering with the Alumni Association for next years Championship


A. Hunger Walk – October 17

B. Clinton Street Festival – August 21

C. MudCat Grant Allstar Golf Tournament – September 2 – We will need 15 volunteers to act as hole monitors. We are also selling tee and green signs for $100.00. Corporations can put their logos on the sing and individuals can put their name and any message on them.

D. Swim A-Thone – August 21 The UE Swim club will again host a swim-a-thon for CHOW. Posters are being made and groups are being contacted.

III – HPNAP UPDATE – We will receive a bit less money next year from the State. Next year we also need to reapply for the grant.

IV – MEETING TIME CHANGE?Attendance at meetings has bee down. Do we need to Change the time or day of the week? An email will go out asking for preferences.

Next Meeting - June 8, 2010

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