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2015 Annual General Membership Meeting Minutes-January 11, 2015

2015 KCFA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MINUTES
KAHALUU BEACH PAVILLION
JAN. 11, 2015
Present Board Members: C. Bondera, C. Coleman, S. Shriner, A. Kelleher, T. Butler, B. Corker, K. Schweickhard, ML Moss, C. Smith an K. Goschke
A quorum of 51 members were present.
A motion to accept the 2014 AGM minutes was made by ML Moss and seconded by Jim Kelleher. Motion passed.
Financial Report – K. Schweickhard
A motion was made by ML Moss to accept the Treasurers report and was seconded by A. Kelleher. Motion passed.
President C. Smith gave a short review of the last 3 years of her term as president of KCFA.

A. Kelleher gave an update on the on line petition in support of the upcoming Hawaii County Council Resolution to promote truth in labeling and call for a 51% content in order to be named for a geographical region.

ML Moss made a call for volunteers for the upcoming EXPO on Jan. 30
The next Social Event will be the annual Brewfest.

C. Bondera reported on the B. Bassiana Grant. How it came to be and that there are still funds available  in the grant.

B. Corker reported on the submission of the Hawaii County Council Resolution to the state legislature in late Jan. or early Feb. and that the membership should be prepared to write supportive testimony and possibly  make a personal appearance before the respective bodies.

K. Goschke reported the KCFA membership to be over 400 members.

Election Committee – ML Moss
A motion was made by Gretchen Lawson and seconded by C. Bonders to change the number of Board Directors from 10 to 13. Motion passed.
 Nominated to the Board for 2015-16: C. Bondera, K. Schweickhard, C. Coleman, B. Corker, A. Kelleher, Randy Phillips, Judith Schuman and Allan Wang.
A motion was made by Steve (Basch ???) and seconded  by Hans Eckert that the new slate be accepted in entirety. Motion passed.

By-Laws – S. Shriner
 A motion was made by ML Moss and seconded by C. Smith that, “ Each Director will hold office for a 2 year term. Each Director shall serve no more then 3 consecutive terms and will be eligible for re-election after I year“.  The motion passed.
Meeting adjourned at 1:50 PM
Secretary T. Butler