Minutes:20130701

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Residents' Meeting

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  1. Meeting starts 09:09
  2. Check-in
  3. Agenda approved.
  4. Minutes of past meeting, 24 June 2013, reviewed and approved.
  5. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes:
      • Rudy reports that Ron will not let us dispose of the big ugly trailer. Rudy will negotiate with him.
      • Rudy reports the heavy metal cash box that Jan installed has been stolen from the farm stand, even though it was open and empty. Jan and Rudy will come up with something new.
      • Rudy requested pricing on items for the farm stand; Jan & Rudy came up with some pricing.
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events:
      2. Recruiting: nothing new to report.
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates: none noted
  6. New business: none this week.
  7. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices:
    • Will gone Thursday through Monday each week.
    • Tony gone through July 11.
    • Cleome in Washington state, back tonight or tomorrow.
    • Cleome gone mid-July for a short trip to Toronto.
    • Mindy possible summer intern, no sooner than two weeks, due to US re-entry issues. Cleome met with her, and she is getting her extended driver license.
    • Cleome family members now and then, probably early August
    • Gretchen & Espi in July. Jan will confirm exact dates. They will come, and Espi will stay for a week while Gretchen attends Permaculture Teacher Training, then she will come back and spend a few days before returning home.
  8. Farm meeting:
    • Items to track (rough priority order):
      1. Get several loads of horse manure from Kringle Horse Farm, $25/load.
      2. See if Melanie F is interested in fun jen.
      3. Elastrate bucklings. (Find elastrator!)
      4. Transplant sugar beets somewhere, SOON!
      5. Direct seed:
        • turnips in rows outside lettuce, surrounding carrots
        • spinach
        • kale
        • lettuce
        • beets
      6. Goat fencing, partially done: need to finish part near yellow house, then long stretch in back.
      7. Fix big rototiller -- won't run for more than a minutes or so; investigate fuel blockage.
      8. Weeding east strawberry beds, and will capture nice looking babies for sale in pots.
      9. Cane berries, moving to west fence of west garden.
      10. Tent caterpillars: Need to debug remaining heavy infestation in one willow, plus big apple tree.
      11. Rototill west room in greenhouse:
        1. Fix chicken fencing with plywood gussets, replacing members as needed.
        2. Move chickens to pasture after Gavin cuts hay.
        3. Move tables and wood out.
        4. Pick up irrigation line and prep for tilling
      12. Boost priority of fixing Vanagon.
      13. Jan and others: re-arrange the greenhouse tables.
      14. Complete irrigation plumbing in greenhouse after locating and levelling tables. In process as tables are positioned and levelled.
      15. Rudy will contact Moats to have more cardboard delivered.
        • De-taping cardboard for sheet mulching.
      16. Need to move the glass canning jars out of the Yellow House parking lot before they get broken.
      17. Investigate using small greenhouse as a food dehydrator.
      18. Chipping -- Jan check mill for cedar bark for prop room floor.
      19. Jan: begin making horsetail/nettle tea to keep powdery mildew and other fungus down.
    • Tracked items recently completed: none this week.
    • Work party Friday: none.
  9. Plans for the week: (covered above)
  10. Confirmed next meeting: Next residents' meeting: Jan facilitator, Monday, 8 July 2013, 09:00.
  • Meeting adjourned, 09:34
  • Respectfully submitted, Jan Steinman 21:25, 1 July 2013 (CEST)

Annual General Meeting

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  1. Agenda approved
  2. Minutes of last year's Annual General Meeting reviewed and approved.
  3. AGREED: EcoReality Co-op will not use an external auditor, as required by law unless agreed otherwise.
  4. Annual finance report received, as required by law of annual general meetings.
  5. Directors' reports received, as required by law of annual general meetings.
  6. AGREED: unanimously to the following election of directors, as required by law of annual general meetings:
    • Cleome Rowe: Farm Steward
    • Rudy Siegers: at large
    • Jan Steinman: Communication Steward
  7. AGREED: that no dividend be declared on any class of shares this year.
  8. Date of next Annual General Meeting tentatively set for 30 March 2014.
  9. Adjourn the Annual General Meeting at 09:49
  • Respectfully submitted, Jan Steinman 21:25, 1 July 2013 (CEST)

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