a. Board members present: John Whatley, Phoebe Graubard, Jim Graham, Kathleen Johnson, Brandt Stickel, Wilma Gromer, John Garratt, & Barbara Cole, Absent: Laurel Moss
b. Staff: Charles Bush, Janice Thomaides, & Diane Taylor
Approval of the Minutes
Stickel made a motion to accepted the minutes as written, Graubard seconded, approval of June minutes passed.
Bush reported that the Center received the annual monitoring report from Triple A, stating that the Center got a perfect score with no recommendations. The report will be posted on the website.
IV. Audience Comments N/A
A. Treasurers Report ~ Stickel spoke on various items on the report, stating that the balance sheet is healthy with the liquid assets currently good. Year to date Profit and Loss vs Budget shows a positive $5000.00 for the year.
B. Directors Report ~ Bush gave a quick update on the following:
Transportation: Bus rides are up again to a 600 a month count. The increased ridership is up from a 400+ low in previous months. There is an overall positive outlook.
Meals: No change to report other than M.O.W asking a $1.00 suggested donation increase. Bush has declared that the month of August to be Volunteer Recruitment Month. He showed the Board the article that will appear in the newspaper. He stated that all the pieces are coming along. The outdoor sign will be installed in a couple of weeks pending the formal letter from the planning Dept., City of Fort Bragg. Bush also stated that he and Taylor will work on interior signs ASAP with a goal of placement in two weeks time. Thomaides collected meal data stating the the price of what people spent depended on what is being served. She has collected six months of Data and Pattie Brill will be running an analysis to show popularity of meals by meal, by day of the week and by the month to try and do meals in a logical way.
Day Program: Michael Potts will be working with a volunteer to revise the day program section on the website.
Granny's Attic: Booming success with twice the merchandise sales
and consignments are successful. Saturday not producing as yet but it still new and hasn't caught on. A short discussion ensued about the pros and cons of the Granny's Attic name. Garret asked the age of customers and Thomaides stated that it is appealing to different kinds of people and various age groups.
Front Desk: Bush continued his Director's report explaining that the front desk volume decreases after 1:00 pm. In both transportation and phone calls. A re-examination of the front desk area is in the process.
Stickel asked how Bingo was doing and Bush stated that it just perks along not making much money. It is currently subsiding with staff to keep open. There is a concern that continuing Bingo might affect the Portuguese Hall and Catholic Church Bingo since both organizations are experiencing low attendance. Bush will investigate this more to determine if it is cost effective to keep Bingo going.
Whatley pointed out the August as Volunteer Recruitment Month and encouraged the Board to visit the website now showing Bush's MCTV Senior Prospective Interviews.
VII. Old Business
Bush reported that the BBQ dinner was quite successful especially with the addition of the Pub. The Pub addition generated more money than a typical fundraiser with the half portion Pub fare dinners and Music. The BBQ featured two bars, one in each room.
Sliding Scale Lunch: Bush explained that the MOW will be raised from the $4.00 to $5.00 recommendation rather than the sliding scale which would be too confusing. The sliding scale of $4.00 - $6.00 will be implemented in the dinning room in the hope that “making change idea” will be constitute a larger donation. Signage will be placed in the dinning room ASAP.
Stickle made a motion to implement the press release to the paper, Grubard seconded, all approved. It was decided that the next Board meeting would take place on Friday August 27th.
IX. New Business
Taylor left the meeting at 1:40 so that the Board could meet in Executive Session to consider Personnel Implications of Budget Shortfall.