June 2010 Board Minutes
REDWOOD COAST SENIORS, INC.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Meeting on June 25, 2010
Friday 1:00 p.m. In Conference Room
Call to Order: 1:08 p.m.
a. Board members present: John Whatley, Jim Graham, Phoebe Graubard, Kathleen Johnson, Brandt Stickel, John Garratt, Barbara Cole, Wilma Gromer, & Laurel Moss
b. Staff: Janice Thomaides, Charles Bush & Diane Taylor
c. Guests: Dick Gromer
Approval of the Minutes
Before minutes were approved, a question was raised concerning the New Business authorizing the suggested meal donation from $4.00 - $6.00 sliding scale as being approved. This motion was not passed and would be discussed this meeting. Johnson made a motion to accepted the minutes with the correction, Graubard seconded, approval of May minutes passed.
A fund raising dinner event is scheduled to take place on Saturday July 24th. Theme and menu not decided as yet. The second annual Barbecue in the Garden will take place on the Labor Day Paul Bunyan Festival Saturday on September the 4th.
A joint effort with the The Evergreen United Methodist Church will produce a combined Abalone dinner event sometime in October. Date has not been determined. Evergreen Church will handle publicity .
There will also be a breakfast on Sat. October the 9th highlighting the raffle of the quilt to benefit the Adult day center.
IV. Audience Comments
VI. Board Reports
a. Presidents Report ~ President Whatley indicated a need for information that could be made available to visitors on Senior Center rooms and activities. It was suggested that signs be placed above doorways indicating the name of each room while individual signs be placed on doors when a particular group is using room. It was also discussed if some how visitors be taken on tours. Some members suggested a library/lounge area and information sign at the front office.
The board was informed of a large 4 x 6 foot outdoor sign advertising senior center activities and/or events. There will also be a large computer monitor above
the sign-in area in dining room, advertising birthdays, events, messages in a slide
b. Treasurers Report ~ Stickel spoke on various items on the report, highlighting the centers liquid assets of 218,841 vs current liabilities of 45,734., Meal Donations are 19% off budget with total expenses 5% below budget. Total grant income showed an increase of 7,196 difference vs budget with
total expenses down total over all @ 5% He concluded by saying that the center
was doing well due to the very good management.
c. Other subjects discussed were the decline in MOW with a significant change to the Adult Day Care program due to a 40,000.00 funding cuts.
The USDA will distribute ten million dollars nationwide coordinating food services activities. Here in Fort Bragg, food distribution will be coordinated among various organizations.
d. Transport will continue to use one full time and one part time driver. Rides continue to be up despite low day care numbers.
VII. Executive Directors Report
Bush informed the Board that monthly staff meetings will be put back into effect starting with Friday July 2nd. outlining the top objective expectations of the staff. He also discussed his evaluation.
VIII. Old Business
A detailed discussion on the $5.00 per meal increase vs the sliding scale of $4.00 – $6.00. It was decided that the Board leave this decision to the staff. Monthly or bi-weekly meal tickets were discussed as an option.
IX. New Business
The Board was informed of an unemployment claim award made to the previous Executive Director. The Board instructed Bush to contact Curran’s prior employer to look into the nature of the claim and see if there is a likelihood of protesting R.C.S’s share.
Dining room signage was thought to be a possibility, listing the cost to prepare the meal each day on the sign with the attendance. This would give people the knowledge of knowing cost of meal vs what they are paying for a lunch.
Sal Meza joined the meeting for questions and answers regarding the kitchen and dining room. One concern to Meza was the system in determining the distribution of frozen meals in that some meals are duplicated or tripled to the same person when requiring frozen. Meza explained the difficulty in distributing frozen lunches in that he has a limited number of frozen available.
Meza also informed the Board that the July dinner may be a chicken and tri- tip choice and the possibility of Omelets at the October breakfast.
Date of the next Board meeting will take place on July 30th.
Meeting adjourned at 2:39 p.m.