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Kent Natural Foods Co-op board meeting 5/20/18
In attendance: maryjayne, jeff, john, barb, anita. elizabeth, ben, fred
A reminder that the KNFC annual meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 24th at Fred Fuller Park pavillion #2.
Past minutes approved.
Treasurer’s April report: 2.79% sales growth, $ 232 loss – cash reserves are up slightly. We are moving in the right direction. CBD oil is a big seller.
Outreach: Scotty flyered the student center at Kent State.
Staff: No meeting in last month.
Personnel: Committee has been asked to hire to fill Shane and Armando’s shifts, including multiple weekend shifts and Thursday backstocking hours.
Fred and John did some phone interviews with Chanin, Mui and Eric. They were all qualified. Chanin works at Payless Shoes, knows POS and customer service. Eric works at the Howe Meadow farmer’s market. Mui is a graduate student at Kent State.
Ben interviewed Mui, Ella and Sydney. Mui told him she wouldn’t have time to come in for an interview. Sydney is qualified with retail experience.
After some discussion, the board voted to continue inquiries with Eric, Chanin and Sydney. Ben will call them and inquire about their availability for the open shifts. Employees are hired with a 90-day probationary period.
Facilities: Concrete slab for recycling will be poured after preparation is complete. Other tasks include: Painting the exterior door, caulking, and replacing the kitchen ceiling which is missing panels.
Website: Pleasea update to reflect the 2% discount for each work hour during the month.
New business: We need a better bell at the counter, would be nice to have an intercom on the phone.
Maryjayne would like to create a co-op member garden tour.
Sheila has asked us to look at employee behavior – are employees chronically late? Are they talking instead of backstocking? Are they closing properly? Fred will write up an expectations sheet, and clear it with personnel.
Annual meeting items: Meet the new Staff, Board nominations, state-of-the-coop report.