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Meeting Minutes / Monthly Meeting Minutes from 8-9-19
« Last post by Tracy Meal on August 11, 2019, 09:57:40 AM »
Meeting was called to order at 7:10pm on 8-9-19

Board Members Present:
Jule Kruger

Also Present:
No recorder available tonight

Meeting minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved without correction after a motion by Jon Kruger, second by Jule Kruger, none opposed.

Treasurer’s Report:  See attachment, read and approved without correction after a motion by Jule Kruger, second by Pearl Schneider , none opposed.


Old Business –

The Sorghum meeting was cancelled due to a family health emergency and needs to be rescheduled to discuss future plans to complete the Sorghum cook shed at the Ledbetter Store. Per Jon, Bill Barnes will brushhog at the Ledbetter Store when he is available to do so. Jon stated that someone unknown had already covered the cooking area with plastic at the site when he arrived to take care of it.

New Business -

Planning for the ONE Congress next spring needs to start soon. Per Jon and Jule , Jeffery Goss will be contacting the school about their schedule. The preferred dates are the last Saturday in March or the 1st Saturday in April of 2020.

Announcements -

Next meeting is on Sept 13, 2019 and it will be a potluck at 6pm

Presenter -

Amber Johnson – Rural Renaissance collaboration with O.N.E. Group

See attached info and additional post on this forum, http://ozarksneighborlyexchange.com/SMF/index.php?topic=663.0 Rural Renaissance wants to collaborate with local like minded groups and create a cooperative calendar of events and meetings. The idea is to use existing local resources to meet goals from the OACC resolutions using advertising and networking. Watch Ozarks Agrarian News, published by Amelia LaMair for more information.

Motion to adjourn meeting  -

at 8:54 pm - A motion was made by Jule Kruger, second by Tracy Meal, none opposed.

Meeting Minutes Recorded by Tracy Meal, 8-9-19
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Meeting Minutes / Minutes of the 7-13-19 meeting
« Last post by Suzanne Meeks on August 08, 2019, 11:21:37 AM »
OZARKS NEIGHBORLY EXCHANGE
Minutes of the July 13, 2019 Meeting

   George called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. and read the Mission Statement.
   Minutes were missing; Suzanne was absent in June, and only about half the meeting was recorded on Thom's Mp3 player.  However, it was agreed that the group did vote to change the meeting date to the second Friday of the month.
   Treasurer's Report:  Balance is $784.85.  Income $8 (donation); expense $76.86 (brochures, hall rental); balance $716.17.  Jon moved to approve; Jule seconded; approved without opposition.
   Sorghum:  Jon said we need to mow at Ledbetter's (Johnson grass, volunteer sorghum).  The trusses need to be covered with a tarp.  Jon moved that we buy a suitable tarp for up to $50 from the Sorghum and Songfest fund.  Pearl seconded; approved without opposition.
   Jon hasn't talked to Elaine since last winter; at that time, we told her we could hire someone to finish the building.  Dusty was willing to do it, but he's working full-time and may not be available now.  The contract with Elaine goes through April, 2022; we need to ask her how she feels about the building progress.
     Tom K said the consortium should meet and take a hard look at the work that needs to be done, and decide if we really want to, or can, continue.  For instance, the stack is warped has to be completely rebuilt before any other building is done; and the pan has flaws.  Without the rest of the project in place, a building won't do us any good.  He said we should have a meeting at Ledbetter's to see the many challenging issues.
   Jay noted that consortium members Bill, Chuck, and Roy don't want to do sorghum anymore; he said we should give up and put the pan up for sale.
   George stopped the discussion, saying we can't decide this now; everyone interested should get together and decide.  Jon said they would, before the next meeting.
   Chipper:  Lisa gave George $40 in chipper-use donations, but asked for $10 back for fuel.  The grease zirks were painted over, so she replaced them, but couldn't get grease into some of the new ones.  We have new blades, but haven't installed them yet.  Lisa hasn't replaced the battery, but still intends to.
   Work party:  Jule said their wall-building work parties were successful; there was plenty of help.  They got about 300 logs in (of about 1200).  They're doing 40 at a time by themselves, working about 6 hours every other day.  There were no new work-party requests.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
   Magda noted that Patrick needs prayer.  He was hospitalized in April with kidney trouble – while there, he had  pneumonia – and he's now on dialysis.
   Alex Edwards is trying to build a camp on his property outside Gainesville.  He said there will be a homesteading expo Sept. 6-7 in Neosho. 
      The Methodist church will have a rummage sale Aug. 2-3 right here in the Fellowship Hall.  The men of the church will sell tools and outdoor items in the yard.  Hours are 8-2 Friday, 8-noon Saturday.
   Program:  Jeffrey gave a talk on the history of sorghum cultivation in Ozark and surrounding counties.
   Thom moved to adjourn; Pearl seconded.  Adjourned 9:06.
                                                                                               Suzanne Meeks, Secretary

     
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Telephone Messenger / Re: Aug. 9 Meeting - Amber's talk
« Last post by Suzanne Meeks on August 08, 2019, 11:19:32 AM »
Hello,
      This is Suzanne from Ozarks Neighborly Exchange, reminding you of our meeting tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 9, at the Methodist church.  Amber Johnson will give a talk on community-building, so I hope attendance will be good.   Unfortuantely, I will be out of town, and so will Thom and his Mp3 player, so I hope someone can take notes for some semblance of Minutes.  I'm posting the July Minutes on the bulletin board by the door, and, of course, they're online.  Please go and hear what Amber has to say.  ONE has not focused on Community-building specifically, but it is part of what we've wanted to do. 
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Telephone Messenger / July 12 mtg (meetings changed to the second Friday)
« Last post by Suzanne Meeks on July 02, 2019, 10:31:19 AM »
Hello, this is Suzanne from Ozarks Neighborly Exchange.
Minutes of the June meeting are in progress, but in the meantime, you need to know that its proceedings included CHANGING THE MEETING DATE TO THE SECOND FRIDAY.  Things kept getting in the way of the first Friday; we hope this will stabilize our meeting date.  Hope to see you at 7 p.m. on July 12. 
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Work Project Requests / Krugers' work party 6/26 & 6/28
« Last post by Suzanne Meeks on June 24, 2019, 05:20:17 PM »
Dear ONEs,
     Jon & Jule will host a work party from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, and Friday, June 28.  I understood that they wanted to CUT cordwood -- but this is incorrect.  The wood is  already cut, and will be combined with mortar to form walls.  So instead of chainsaws, take sturdy rubber gloves and small spatulas to smooth the mortar with (Jule says some as small as butter knives are needed for finishing -- and yes, you can use them to draw pictures in the mortar if you're careful!).  As always, if you can stay for lunch, take a dish to pass. 
     Directions:  160 to Co Rd 829 (only turns north) -- 2 mi then R on Co Rd 818 -- 1/2 mi (over low-water crossing) -- L on Cordwood Way. 
                                                                            Suzanne
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Event Calendar / Krugers' work party 6/26 & 28
« Last post by Suzanne Meeks on June 19, 2019, 10:14:00 PM »
Dear ONEs,
     Jon & Jule will host a work party from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, and Friday, June 28.  I understood that they wanted to CUT cordwood -- but this is incorrect.  The wood is  already cut, and will be combined with mortar to form walls.  So instead of chainsaws, take sturdy rubber gloves and small spatulas to smooth the mortar with (Jule says some as small as butter knives are needed for finishing -- and yes, you can use them to draw pictures in the mortar if you're careful!).  As always, if you can stay for lunch, take a dish to pass. 
     Directions:  160 to Co Rd 829 (only turns north) -- 2 mi then R on Co Rd 818 -- 1/2 mi (over low-water crossing) -- L on Cordwood Way. 
                                                                            Suzanne
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Event Calendar / O.N.E. Monthly Meeting - 7pm July 12, 2019
« Last post by Tracy Meal on June 07, 2019, 07:49:00 PM »
The O.N.E. group will meet at Theodosia Methodist Church at 7pm.

Facilitator- Lisa

Presentation- The history of Sorghum in Ozark County
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Monthly Meetings / Meeting Date Change second Friday of every month
« Last post by Tracy Meal on June 07, 2019, 07:40:13 PM »
At our June meeting we voted to change the monthly meeting to the second Friday of every month.

Tracy
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Meeting Minutes / No meeting on 5-3-2019
« Last post by Thom on May 03, 2019, 09:48:56 PM »
The weather probably kept people from attending tonight. Only myself George Craig and Pearl Schneider attended. After 20 minutes we left for home.
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Meeting Minutes / Minutes 4-5-19
« Last post by Suzanne Meeks on May 03, 2019, 11:06:33 AM »
OZARKS NEIGHBORLY EXCHANGE   Minutes 4-5-19

     Thom called the meeting to order at 7:05.  We introduced ourselves; there were 15 present.
     Minutes:  Suzanne read the Minutes of the 3-8 meeting.  George moved to approve; Chuck seconded; approved without opposition.
     Treasurer's Report:  Balance  $1,002.42 (no change from March).
     Sorghum:  April Wilson said not to take the grant if we're not positive we're going to use it, so Jon turned it down, since sorghum-growing energy has waned.
     Chipper:  Ini's chipping was done; an acre of brush was cleared for a fruit orchard.  Lisa estimates 3 tons were chipped in 4 hours.  Lisa took the chipper to the home of one John Gluff, who had ice-storm damage; she estimates 4 tons were chipped in 6 hours over two days.   
     At Ini's, an elderly gentleman was present who had tremors and didn't seem to understand how life-threatening the chipper can be.  Lisa said he was the only one there who wasn't on constant alert.  Even despite constant close attention, Lisa was injured by something she didn't see that flew out of the chipper.  We don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, but physical safety has to be paramount.  If anyone is behaving unsafely around the chipper, the only prudent thing to do is to shut it down.  It's so loud that calls for help probably could not be heard; maybe we need an emergency flag or something.
     The chipper wouldn't start after Ini's so Lisa got a new battery.  She paid $113 (list $169).  She also got a tie-down for the battery (under $10).
     Lisa handed over $60, $5/hour (Lisa used it 2 additional hours). 
     Lisa asked about chipping for someone outside the group.  We don't
have enough business for it, and Lisa put "helping the community" on the grant as one of the reasons we wanted the chipper.  Someone from our group has to be there, and safety has to be maintained.  Let's ask $15/hour donation for non-members -- still much less than renting a chipper commercially.
     Work Party:  None now, but Jon wants to reserve a slot in late June.
OLD BUSINESS
     Baker Creek:  Jon will go Sunday, though the director hasn't emailed him yet.  Jay has the banner, and will take it; he's going anyway.  Jon will have the flyers re-edited and printed to take along. 
NEW BUSINESS
     Meeting dates:  George noted complaints about having the meeting nights  change.  He said the first weekend of the month is popular for other events, and we get bumped.  Maybe we could move to the second or third Friday.  Several said  they would support a change.  George will check the church calendar and report next month. 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
     Lisa's potential A2 heifer turned out to be positive for this (a milk protein easier to digest than the more common A1).

     Next meeting:  7 p.m. May 3.  Thom will not facilitate; in the absence of a volunteer, Thom noted that in anarchy, people rise to the occasion, though not always the people you would prefer.

     Thom's talk will be summarized in the appropriate section of the Forum.


                                     Respectfully submitted,  Suzanne Meeks, Secretary

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