October 1, 2018 General Meeting Minutes

Green Aberdeen General Meeting
Joe Berns, filling in for Kerry Beckler
Present: Enno Limvere, Rob Wedeman, Arlene Cleberg, Sr. Mary Lou, Joe Berns, Kurtis Hardie, Kim
VanDover, Tara Bluestone
Minutes of the last meeting: none
Treasurer Report: approved

Old Business:

1. 501 (c) 3- ongoing

2. Events:

a. Farmer’s Market October 4th 2:30 to 6:30

b. Currently looking for more

3. 2018 Goals

a. Marketing/Survey – failed to meet Oct. 1 Survey goal. Enno will be in touch with Teresa Stallings(sp?)
b. Community Action – successfully participated in 4 of 6 community events (Farmers’ markets,
Concert series, Art & Bicycle, Aberdeen Night Out.) (Did not participate in Brown County Fair
or Art & Music festival)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     c. Working With Easton Castle – successfully completed Spring Cleanup Weekend and Fall Chautauqua

4. Chautauqua recap – Enno

5. Adopt a Hwy/Street – working on this

New Business:
1. Giveaways – need ideas (key chain, magnet, seed paper business card, etc.)
a. Motion to a lot up to $200 to spend on giveaways: approved
b. Next meeting – everyone bring one idea. Include cost or prep time for project

2. Fundraisers
a. Retrocade – Dec. 8th or 15th ?                                                                                                                                                                                                                       b. GoFundMe – only $400 of $1800 currently raised. Discussion on how to make up difference.

3. Plastic Situation: Sr. Mary Lou reported that China would no longer be accepting U.S. plastic
a. Discussion: adding educational component to meetings to increase knowledge & understanding
of environmental topics like these (e.g. process of recycling plastic, ozone layer, solar energy).
The idea was brought up to show educational videos in addition to having guest speakers.

Motion to adjourn.
Next meeting is Monday, November 6th 6:00 pm @ K.O. Lee Library

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