Thursday, March 10, 2016
Attendance: Approximately 25-30
Introduction and Testimonials
Welcome by Karen Bolin and recognition of 5 years of ABA!
Self introductions of members and guests.
Board Meeting is the first Thursday of every month! We are working to transition from Kody to Malia as Executive Secretary. Reminder to check in on the EBlast for information on upcoming events including the Class of 2016 Fundraiser for Grad Night. It will be Saturday April 9th.
The Farmers Market will open May 5th with a currently being planned VIP Event!
Treasurer report – Mike Holcomb
Renewal notices sent by email. Payment can be made online with PayPal, or checks mailed to our PO Box provided on the invoice. Mike Holcomb provided a report with a 1/31/2016 data. January Income was $300, January expenses were -$295, for a Net Gain of $5.00. $1,136.16 current account Balance.
Meeting Educational Program:
Francis and Lamprecht, LLC – CPA (Becoming Linda Lamprecht, CPA when Ross Francis retires later this year) Explained reporting requirements for ACA – Small business vs large business, Self Insured or Insured. Updated us on the new Minimum Wage situation, which will be a tiered increase beginning in July 2016 and will increase to $14.75 in Portland, $13.50 in Smaller Cities. $12.50 Rural areas by 2022. She led us through Top Mistakes and how to avoid them, most important to not procrastinate!
Kody Harris – Update on Aloha Farmers Market
Generating interest in Board Members – Legal, Financial and outreach. There will be a meeting Saturday meeting April 2nd. LAST one before Market Opens! Public Input welcome. The Go Fund Me Account is at $2000 which covered license and Insurance. Now they need funds for Signs! (Thank you to Impact Signs) as well as physical items like tables and tents. They are trying to tie up last minute details and would like to hire two staff members. PLEASE share on Facebook! EBT will be accepted. Anyone willing to do a donation match? We need a $2000 Donation to match on SNAP. VIP 1:30 day of Market ($25 to get in to VIP Event, $100 = Sponsor) Donations to ACFM – Aloha Community Farmers Market.