WCEA Meeting Minutes – January 2023
January 10, 2023
Present: Kyle Winslow, Jen Lobley, Ed Latham, Eric Jones, Lisa Hanscom, Nicholas MacDonald, Juana Rodriguez – Vazquez, Gabby Brodek, Heidi Hinkley,
Approval of Meeting minutes – moved by Eric , seconded by Kyle , unanimously approved
Treasurer’s Report: Not available
CD change over was quick and painless
4-H Program Highlight– Mano En Mano, Juana Rodriquez, Executive Director
Supports immigrants and farm workers all over Maine centered in Milbridge
Migrant education programs
Worker Advocation and social justice
Around 400 local community members and during harvest up to 2,000 people
Maine Coast Heritage Trust is looking at expanding education opportunities.
Bob Simpson has resigned from committee (see attachment)
Attachment – Discussion https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xEI_-A157Kd7NgPRuLfOrExWbnYxt934/view?usp=sharing
Attachment – Resignation
No wiggle room available on the signing the non Discrimination policy from University of Maine system.
Link to current bylaws:
Proposed changes that came out from conversations recently:
Board members can be removed by a majority vote with or without cause. Concerns with the “without cause” was voiced.
Have materials ready when volunteers join the group with signature required that indicates they read and agree with the contents.
Next meeting we will discuss wording of changes
Open House- Sub-Committee Update
Outreach with university resulted in proposed date of May 20th 10am to 1pm is ballpark time
Food, maybe tables of information and program highlights, and then meeting
Next meeting hopeful to have some economic projections and discussion about invitations needed
Update on EFNEP Position
We have the position filled by Karen Corbet -January 3oth expected start date
Looking at progress report on ramp
Need to verify downstairs bathroom is accessible
Maintenance of building on regular basis still getting established
Committee Member Recruitment
Kyle will share editable brainstorming list
For February, members try to brainstorm names of who might be good targets to reach out to.
March we try to narrow down a couple of names each to reach out to individuals with recruit pitch
Invite to April session so they can see what our work is like
In May, if people wish, they get brought on board at annual meeting
Next month more focus on process
Future Program Highlight Ideas/Suggestions
Gabby suggested GRMI’s program would be great to hear more about
If anyone has suggestions please email Kyle