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Re: Post -only- O.N.E. Meeting Minutes INSIDE this topic
« Reply #87 on: November 23, 2017, 11:02:18 PM »
Here are the audio minutes for November's monthly meeting. Hope you all had a wonderful Turkey Day!
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Re: Post -only- O.N.E. Meeting Minutes INSIDE this topic
« Reply #86 on: November 10, 2017, 09:30:44 AM »
Dear ONEs,
Here are the October Minutes.  Remember that November starts our winter hours, 6 p.m.
Suzanne

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Re: Post -only- O.N.E. Meeting Minutes INSIDE this topic
« Reply #85 on: October 13, 2017, 11:00:06 PM »
Here are the audio minutes for October's monthly meeting as promised, right after the meeting.
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Re: Post -only- O.N.E. Meeting Minutes INSIDE this topic
« Reply #84 on: October 13, 2017, 06:38:29 PM »
Here are the audio minutes for both August and September monthly meetings. I will start getting in the habit of uploading the minutes immediately after the meeting so they will be kept up to date.
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Re: Sept. 1 Minutes
« Reply #83 on: October 13, 2017, 06:48:29 AM »
Dear ONEs, Here are the September Minutes, attached.  Suzanne
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Re: Post -only- O.N.E. Meeting Minutes INSIDE this topic
« Reply #82 on: September 06, 2017, 09:01:56 PM »
Thanks for posting this, Suzanne!

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Re: Post -only- O.N.E. Meeting Minutes INSIDE this topic
« Reply #81 on: September 06, 2017, 02:25:15 PM »
Dear ONEs,
     Sept. 1 minutes in prog -- meantime, you should know that the October meeting has been changed to Oct. 13 because so much is going on the weekend of the 6th (including OAC and the Ava Pioneer Heritage Festival).  We will still meet at 7 p.m.  However, the November meeting -- changed to the 10th because the church is not available on the 3rd -- will be at 6 p.m.
     Also, she said self-servingly, there will be a Work Party at my house on Thursday, Sept. 21.  I need weed and small tree removal (sturdy loppers should do; I have a small chain saw but don't expect to need it).  Come around 9; bring food to share.  To my place: turn south at the Theodosia dollar store.   The road ends at my neighbor's gate; turn right into my place.
     Thanks,
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O.N.E. Minutes of the 8-11-17 Meeting
« Reply #80 on: August 31, 2017, 07:58:53 AM »
Dear ONEs, I'm posting the Aug. Minutes as an attachment instead of a direct msg this time.  I think it will be easier to read with the coding intact.  Let me know if it doesn't work.
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Re: O.N.E. July Minutes
« Reply #79 on: July 29, 2017, 08:51:04 AM »
Dear ONEs,
    Here are the July Minutes.  Remember that the August meeting will be the SECOND Friday, the 11th, because the church will be holding its annual rummage sale on the first weekend.

Ozarks Neighborly Exchange
Minutes of the July 7, 2017, Meeting

     Tom K called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. There were 20 present; we introduced ourselves.
     Minutes:  Secretary Suzanne read the Minutes of the June 2 meeting.  Tracy moved to approve; Lisa seconded; motion carried.

OLD BUSINSS
     Fundraising:  Tracy wrote to the Masons asking to if we could share proceeds from a  breakfast.  They wrote back saying they brought it up in a meeting, but no one made a motion to go for it.  Carl said they apparently think we're a bunch of worthless hippies.
     Dusty has a chance to cut cedar whose owners don't want the logs; maybe we could sell them.
     Other ideas included making cheap but practical things to sell, a yard sale  in front of Ledbetter's, hiring ourselves out to do gardening, "selling" firebricks to businesses, a poker night at the golf course, breakfast at the school, and chipping (we can't sell this, but we can help our neighbors and hope for a donation).
     Tom K said we need a fundraising committee.  Carl will head it (but no one else volunteered).  Carl said we've sold 119 kayak tickets; he has called the resorts and will work Mountain Home next week.  Lisa will ask for a free table at the Douglas County Fair (next weekend) so we can sell kayak tickets.
     Magda pledged $100 if we can get another $100 tonight (people start throwing money at her).
     Sorghum:  It needs thinning (the plates still drop too many seeds).  Jon and Jule did 8 rows -- it went faster than in past years.  Jon passed a signup sheet for a thinning work party.  Keep track of time you spend helping, and we'll pay in sorghum this fall.  Jon also passed a signup sheet for sorghum futures ($10/qt., $40/gal.).     
     Sorghum Committee members are considering scaling back what we want to do.  We'll have the fire pit ready for the festival, but probably not the building.  We're not pushing the festival, so asking businesses for donations would be premature.  Will said that in his experience with promotion, you need to be going full speed 90 days out.  Chuck said that if we have a festival this year, it will be low-scale unless a lot of people jump in; those already involved can't do it. 
     George said we should spend any money we raise finishing the building rather than putting on a festival.  We could put up a temporary sign listing sponsors.  We need to put something in the paper so people can see it happening.
     Chuck said it's important to remember that we're not just about sorghum -- we need to put energy into other things too. 
     Chipper:  Something broke that holds the belt.  Lisa's truck died, so she can't get it to the repairman.  She still needs to talk to the guy with the hour meter. 
     If anyone outside ONE wants to use it, it has to be a ONE work party with  trained people.  We can't send just one person out to a family and risk kids "helping;"  We need to say we have a large chipper and crew for a donation.  Tom K has printed a form for chipper use.
     Solar Committee:  We didn't have a full meeting, but Steve and Jay put together some information on sources for generation, storage considerations, transmission, financing, materials, batteries, and changing one form to another (e.g., electricity to compressed air).  They want to call it "Energy Committee," rather than limiting it to solar.
     Red Hawk Lodge in Ava does solar installations, as does a company in Mountain Home.  Energy companies are in business to make money, not to provide you with electricity, so they may not give you the best information -- installers may have better information. 
     Let's focus on our energy needs.  We  don't have to do this all in committee.  It would help if people would specify what they're interested in.
     Galen said we need to be more aware of what's going on in the world.  For instance, the Ukraine's power went out last week, and this has happened elsewhere too.  A start, he said, would be to distribute energy-audit forms to our members and the community.
     Lisa suggested alternative energy as next year's Congress theme. 
     Treasurer's Report:  As of June 2, we had  $977.87.  We had income of $87, and no expenses, for a balance of $1,064.87.  The insurance payment required changes to "designated" funds, so, though the total is the same, our "available" funds are just $160.59.  The separate sorghum festival account has a balance of $264.45.
      We got the check signatures straightened out at the bank.  Checks will need to be signed by two of the three authorized signatories, George, Tracy, and Chrystal.
     Tracy moved to approve the Treasurer's Report; Magda seconded; motion carried.
     George wants to pause the 50-50 because participation has been down for the last three months.  There was no objection.
     Magda announced she has collected the $100 so is writing a check for her $100.
     Facilitators:  Magda asked how many don't want to facilitate (quite a few).  Then she asked who does want to (four).  She suggested we could have several people rotate so the rest don't have to think about it.  You need a couple of months to break in and keep continuity.  We may have lost members because our meetings tend to drag.
     This is Tom K's last month.  George said he can facilitate for the next couple of months unless his wife needs surgery.  Tom K said we don't need to vote on this now, since George has taken the next 2 meetings.

WORK PARTY
     The Sorghum Committee plans to do the fire pit July 15.  Weeds need cutting and we want to burn a big brush pile; we want people there to monitor it.  Tracy will notify the fire department.  We'll start at 7 a.m.  Bring heavy weed whackers and brush cutters.
     Jay has fence rows to clean (Lisa offers her sickle-bar mower).  Small trees need to be removed, and there's mowing.  It will be at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 19.  Bring food.  Directions and a list of tools will be posted on the Forum.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
     Lisa hasn't been getting notifications for 2 months now. Thom will check on it.
     Jay is on the committee for Ava's Pioneer Heritage Festival of the Ozarks, Oct. 7-8.  He said part of pioneer heritage is neighbors helping neighbors, and organizers thought ONE should have a table -- but Jay will be at OAC.  They expect 2000 people.  Jeffrey could do it.  They're also looking for a kick wheel for demonstrations.  They'll probably have a sorghum-cooking demonstration too.
     Tracy said Lutie School is having a supply drive.  They mete out supplies to students during the year.  They help us, so it would be nice if we donate to them; we should send a letter if we do.  After discussion, Chuck suggested we pick up supplies individually and bring them to the next meeting, then kick in if we think more is needed.  The matter was tabled until the next meeting.
     Jon and Jule will host a workshop on making cob walls and solar ovens at their home at 8 a.m. Saturday. Aug. 26.  Bring a dish to pass.  (Vince noted that this is something city people will pay for -- we should get Galen to spread the word.)
     Jeffrey has a signup sheet for wheat and straw.  You can use a disc to plant if you want to use it for seed this fall. 
     Magda offered a dollar store coupon good tomorrow, $5 on a $25 purchase.
     Next Meeting:  7 pm. Aug. 11 (the church ladies are having their annual rummage sale Aug. 6-8).  Tom K will come half an hour early to show simple things he makes.
 
Adjourned 9:04.

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Re: Post -only- O.N.E. Meeting Minutes INSIDE this topic
« Reply #78 on: July 26, 2017, 03:52:33 PM »
Here are the audio minutes for both June and July monthly meetings. Apparently I didn't upload them for June, so correcting that now. I also now have rechargeable NiMh batteries for the recorder so there should be no issues of dead batteries  from now on either.
 
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Re: Post -only- O.N.E. Meeting Minutes INSIDE this topic
« Reply #77 on: July 07, 2017, 01:03:42 PM »

Dear ONEs,
Despite being gone half the month and short an eye the other half (cataract surgery), I actually got the June Minutes done weeks ago -- but couldn't post because my internet was down.  The person I asked to do it for me couldn't get his computer to read the flash drive I provided.  Yikes.  But here they finally are. 

ONE Minutes 6-2-17

    Tom K called the meeting to order at 6:58 p.m.  There were 23 present.
     Minutes: Secretary Suzanne Meeks read the minutes of the May meeting.  Steve moved to approve; Thom seconded; motion carried.  Lisa asked that the minutes be posted earlier.  Suzanne will try but she's out of town from June 3-14, then she has cataract surgery, so it's looking marginal for this month.

OLD BUSINESS
     Chipper:  We've greased it, figured how to slow the feed, and did all of Pearl's chipping.  Lisa will price a new hour meter; she met a guy who may have one that will fit.  It takes a good-sized truck to pull the chipper (Lisa's is 3/4 ton).
     We discussed how to collect donations for chipper use.  The most workable idea seemed to be an envelope in a watertight, lockable box that also includes tools like a grease gun.  Payments, as well as receipts for any repairs, can be left in the envelope, then given to George for a dedicated chipper account.
     The amount of the donation has not been finalized.  $5 per hour is the most commonly discussed figure; $10 would be cheap elsewhere, but we're in an economically depressed area.  Pearl moved we suggest a $5 /hr. donation for now and revisit it in 3 months; Jule seconded; motion carried.  Pearl gave George a check for $40 -- $30 for the 6-hour chipper use and a $10 donation.
     Sorghum:  The foundation for the fire pit has been poured.  Blocks and cement are on site but we need to order firebrick from Springfield.  We need a work party on the 11th for masonry -- just a couple people.  We have enough for the fire pit, but we still need $2,300 for the rest of the building.
    About half the cedar is cut and 1/3 stripped, so we need one more day, maybe Sunday, though there's a 50% chance of rain -- call Jon (679-0446) by 7:30 in the morning.  We'll start at 8 if it's a go.  Bring more chainsaws -- we started with three and ended with one.  Also bring nail-pullers and gloves; a putty knife worked well. 
     Sorghum fields at Heartland (1 acre) and Chuck's (1+ acre) have been worked and fertilized, but we still need to add wood ash.  We have a good consultant now; he has grown sorghum and popcorn and is giving us good advice on both.  We have another set of plates for the planter so we might not have to thin.
     Festival:  We still don't have a person to head it, and most of us are tapped out.  Call Jon, Dusty, or Tracy if you can take this on.  Dusty suggested a one-day festival might work with just the fire pit. 
     Fundraising:  Tracy will solicit the Masons for an opportunity for us to share a breakfast with them.
     Thom said the crypto-currency he uses has appreciated, so he's donating $200 to the sorghum project.  Chuck will also kick in $200 if the club will match it. 
     Magda will sell some stuff and kayak tickets at the Treasure Gallery's soirée tomorrow.  Patrick and Magda each have a card table, but would like a bigger one.  George has a 6' table; Patrick will pick it up.  Patrick has ONE business cards, but would like some kind of flyer to pass out tomorrow and at the golf tournament on the 17th.  He'd also like a banner.  Chrystal got the ONE banner after the Congress; Dusty will call Patrick with status when he gets home.
     Tom K said he'd done a rough draft of a brochure about ONE.  He read it, to applause.  Patrick took it to make copies for tomorrow.  Rachel can do graphics and may be able to make it into a brochure, though the software she used to work with is unavailable.  She will need pictures emailed to her; Jule and Magda have some.  We should add that we're a 501(c)(3).
     Glen wondered about pre-sales of sorghum.  We don't do this but we have some left.  The Masons probably won't let us sell it there but if we could, it needs to be advertised (Tracy will do this).
     Chuck noted that the sorghum tastes okay, but it's thin -- maybe we shouldn't sell it, since it might make people think poorly of our product.  Tom K said he got some thick and some thin.  He Googled making sorghum and found simple things we could do to improve it, possibly including recooking the thin batch.
     Web site bill:  It's $120 for the next year.  This includes renewal of the domain name, updating the host operating system with security and bug fixes, monthly maintenance, fixing problems, posting the MP3 minutes to the Forum, and some other things.  Tom K called for a vote on $120/year to Thom for web maintenance.  Motion carried.
     Stream Team:  On Tuesday, June 6, we will meet at the Treasure Gallery to monitor 3 streams -- Pond Fork, Barren Fork, and Turkey Creek.  It will be a good introduction to stream monitoring.  Be there at 10 if you're interested.

NEW BUSINESS
     Solar Power:  Jay investigated getting electrical co-ops to finance solar electrification, to be repaid with electric power.  Someone from the Association of Electric Coops told him they can't afford it -- they have too much debt.  In this area, photovoltaic panels only produce power about 20% of the year and have a 12 to 15-year return on investment.  He suggested a rooftop water pre-heater; Lisa has several.
     Steve met a woman from Sun Solar in Springfield whom he called "brilliant."  At his Springfield house, she told him a rooftop system was not practical because it would require removing several old trees, which she could not recommend.
     At his ranch, the electric bill is $500 a month for several buildings and projects.  She calculated that roof-mounted panels would save $180/month -- and payment for the system would be $180/ month.  Storage of electricity has been a problem.  Missouri law has obviated this by requiring coops to buy from you in the daytime and sell it back at night (or whenever you're not producing). 
     Chuck (he and Magda have a rooftop system) said you sell power to the coop wholesale and buy it back retail.  Still, their last power bill was $0. They don't like  the fact that the coop won't let them put in storage, since this means they can't use it if the power goes down.  The coop wants to know that when their power is out, home systems won't be pumping energy over the lines to the repair people. 
     Sun Solar would like to give us a 90-minute presentation -- more than we can accommodate in a regular meeting, so maybe at a separate session.
     Magda moved that we form a solar energy committee; Jay seconded; motion carried.  We'll met Saturday, June 24 -- location TBA.
     50-50:  $10 collected; Eddie won $5 but donated it back.
     Treasurer's Report:  The May 5 balance was $1474.87.  Income was $77 (50-50, T-shirt sales, donations);  expenses were $574 (insurance); the balance is $977.87.  We need a board meeting to determine what's available and what's apportioned.  The Sorghum account is $69.45 (we spent the rest for the fire pit).
     Chuck moved to approve the Treasurer's Report; Jule seconded; motion carried.
     We need another signatory on our bank signature card.  George Craig moved to add Chrystal Marshall (since she's available in town), and to strike all names but his and Tracy Meal and Chrystal Marshall.  Tracy seconded; motion carried.
       Next meeting:  7 p.m. July 7; Tom K will facilitate again.   Everybody's too busy to do a presentation, but if you find someone who wants to do one, call Jon and he'll call Tom K. 
   
 ANNOUNCEMENTS 
     Chuck has brought a box of magnifying glasses; help yourself.  He also brought yakon plants to give away (he'll tell you what they are).
     Patrick has ended tai chi for now; sessions will probably resume in fall -- but if you want a class let him know.

                        Respectfully submitted,
                        Suzanne Meeks, Secretary

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Re: Post -only- O.N.E. Meeting Minutes INSIDE this topic
« Reply #76 on: June 02, 2017, 06:39:02 AM »
Here are the audio minutes for The May 5th monthly meeting, with Dusty facilitating. Unfortunately only 14:42 of the meeting were recorded due to technical failure, probably because the battery died.
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Re: 5-5-17 Minutes
« Reply #75 on: May 25, 2017, 05:06:20 PM »
Dear ONEs,
Here are the May Minutes.  FYI, I previously announced that I would not be able to attend the June meeting, but I will, after all.
See you there.    Suzanne

O.N.E. Minutes 5-5-17
     Lisa called the meeting to order at 7:08 (Tom K couldn't get here).  There were 14 present.
     April Minutes were not read because Suzanne could not attend the April meeting, and her computer would not open the MP3 version (which remains on the web site if you really care).
     Treasurer's Report:  The March 28 balance was $1,202.72.  Income was $592.25 (Congress, 50-50, raffles, donations); expenses were $320.10 (Congress, postal box),  The balance May 5 was $1,574.87.  In addition, the Sorghum Fest balance is $670.
     The $574 insurance bill presented tonight will be on next month's report.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
    Sorghum:  Dusty said Elaine wasn't at the last meeting, so Dusty left the materials list at the hardware store.  Elaine said they'd supply materials at cost, but they're still working on it.  We'll move on if they don't get it within a week.  We could build the furnace with the money we have.
     The GoFundMe site includes the Sorghum Festival now.  You can generate flyers from the site (he passed copies).  Several places were suggested to post flyers.  We need someone to organize the festival.  No one volunteered, but Lisa suggested we ask Ava banks for $50 each to support it (Suzanne suggested $100).
     As for this year's sorghum crop, it's too wet to plant.
     The next meeting is at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Hungry Bear.
OLD BUSINESS
     Insurance:  We got it.  We paid $500 down;  $574 is due now. 
     Chipper:  We need to figure out the hourly rental cost -- but the hour meter is broken and needs to be replaced (Lisa will price).
     Lisa chipped two loads and learned a lot about its use.  Pearl's job is next, but her family has had a series of medical crises.  Maybe she'd like us to do hers as  the training.  Bill has cedar he'd like done.  We have a work party at Bill's May 12 and 13 -- we could do some then, though some cedar doesn't feed well.
     Stream Team:  The team has "done" Pond Fork and Barren Fork.  They got "good" scores of 21 and 20 (23 is "excellent").
     50-50:  $18 collected; Thom won $9.
     Congress wrap:  We've paid the school janitor for helping us with the Congress, but we still owe the school $1 rent; George will see the superintendent and donate the $1 to keep the books neat. 
     Some wondered about the differences between last year's Congress and this year's, which was not as well attended.  We don't know why this was; publicity was good, though we can always do better.  One problem may have been  the absence of our sign outside and on the school signboard; one man told a member he saw cars at the school but didn't stop because he didn't know what was going on.  Each member should try to get others to attend.  Having a theme seems to be helpful.  Bigger-name speakers?  They'd probably cost more.
    Web site:  The cost will be $120 a year; Thom wants to wait until next month to present this to more members. 
NEW BUSINESS
     FUNDRAISING:   Patrick has taken a table for ONE at the Treasure Gallery's June 3 fundraiser for our local fireworks (tables are free).  He will distribute flyers and sell tickets.
     Patrick has also taken a sponsorship for ONE at the country club's golf tournament.  We will have a banner at one hole and we can have a table inside where we could distribute flyers and sell tickets.
     We'd previously announced that we'd draw for the kayak at the June meeting, but Jon wants to wait until we sell 200 tickets, which is unlikely by June; we've sold about 40 now ($5 each).  We'll have tickets at the Homemade and Homegrown Festival tomorrow.  The kayak cost about $400.
     Dusty will sell tickets at Baker Creek this Sunday and Monday.
     Lisa said we should set up at the July 4 soiree in Ava; she'll check the cost.     
     Chuck noted that, while this meeting has low attendance due to the flooding, a lot of people were at the last meeting; if each had kicked in $20, it would have totaled $4-500.  Lisa said she would give $10 a month and challenged everyone else to do the same.  She gave George $20, for the last two months.
WORK PARTIES
     Cedar at Bill's:  May 12-13 at Bill's old place (P-11 then first left, first house on the left).  We'll cut and peel and chip some cedar (okay, lots of cedar).
Bring food to share.
    Mark's move:  Ute has sold her property, and has given Mark three weeks to move (he's moving to Ft. Smith, Ark.)  He will have his belongings packed, but needs help stacking them in Lisa's stock trailer.  The date is to be announced; Thom will put it on the Forum and the Facebook page.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
     Chicken s**t:  Jon wants to get a load of chicken litter from Hofstedler Litter Service in Green Forest, Ark.  They will deliver 8 tons for $36/ton delivered, $58/ton spread.  Let Jon know if you want to split a load.
     Next meeting:  The June 2 meeting will be a potluck, starting at 6 p.m.  That can be Tom K's last turn -- he'll surely be able to get out by then -- Jon will let him know.
Respectfully submitted,
Suzanne Meeks, Secretary

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Re: Post -only- O.N.E. Meeting Minutes INSIDE this topic
« Reply #74 on: April 20, 2017, 08:26:39 PM »
Here are the audio minutes for both March and April's monthly meetings.

Note that these attachments are not available to the public.

See you next month!
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Re: March 10 Minutes
« Reply #73 on: April 06, 2017, 09:24:31 AM »
Ozarks Neighborly Exchange
Minutes of the 3-10-17 Meeting

     Tom K called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.  There were 25 present; we introduced ourselves.
     February Minutes: Secretary Suzanne read the February Minutes.  Correction: Treasurer George did not give Lisa the chipper-insurance money; he was going to, but she said she'd pay it first and present the bill.  Also, the chipper brand is  Vermeer (not Vemeer).   Chrystal moved to approve the Minutes as amended; Jule seconded; motion carried.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
     Congress:  Chairman Chrystal said everything is covered, except the amount of food we've signed up to bring, which will not feed 200, the number we hope will come; she passed the signup sheet.  Also, we will still need help the day-of.  We can set up Friday night, so it won't be as much of a rush as last time.  We also need plastic plates and utensils -- she hopes for donations.  She has 12-oz. cups from FFF and a few other things.  Crock pots can be accommodated.
     Magda is inviting businesses to donate door prizes and raffle items.  Call her at 828-808-1848 for delivery; she wants things in advance.  Everybody gets one free door prize ticket; raffle tickets will be $1 or 6 for $5.
     Vendors:  Jay is asking them to bring their own tables if they can. 
     Jon and Jeffrey are doing PR; they have radio interviews in Ava and Mountain Home, KY3 TV calendar, and others, but would welcome other ideas.  (Ideas: Put it on the Theodosia Chamber and statewide event pages.  Let's see if we can get a notice on the school's electronic billboard.)
     Magda has the ONE banner.
     We should all wear our ONE shirts. 
     The last Congress meeting will be at 5 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the Hungry Bear.
     Sorghum:  Dusty passed the user agreement with Elaine to build the cookshack and have a sorghum festival.  She almost backed out -- will meet with her on 21st to sign (if we don't sign, we have no festival).  Dusty will post it on the Forum; we'll vote on the Forum.  We won't do any more work until it's signed (and the Congress is over).
     We've experimented with log peeling.  Bill has plenty we can cut.
     Jon said we want to do the Sorghum Festival Oct. 6-7.
     The sorghum construction and festival committees are joining, and will meet at 3 p.m. March 21 at Elaine's in Long Run; we will distribute directions to those planning to attend.
    Dusty noted the need do more fundraising and urge members to keep sharing the GoFundMe link.  We should put the festival on the site as well.  We should concentrate on this after the Congress.
OLD BUSINESS
     Chipper:  Lisa and Chuck picked it up, but the insurance guy said he can't insure it for $200, as someone else in the office had offered, and the situation spirals down from there. DNR hasn't paid for the chipper yet; Lisa owns it at this point.  The money should be available today, but proof of  insurance is required first.  You apparently need liability (usually for loss of income, which doesn't apply to us) to get mechanical.  So now we don't know where to get insurance. 
     She called Vermeer -- they sent her a manual with parts list plus safety information.  U-tube also has an operational and safety video -- Lisa will post a link on the Forum.  Spoiler alert: eye and ear protection will be required, so get them now if you plan to use it.  You will also need gloves with a tight cuff.
Pearl has stuff to chip; let's have the training/work party at her house.
     Tracy's husband Tim noted that Liberty Mutual has non-profit insurance that coves the organization, all events, any fundraising, machinery, and general liability.  Call the program administrator at 800-892-8892.
     Patrick said the Treasurer needs to be bonded for the 501(c)(3) status (others were unfamiliar with this), and maybe this could be a peg we hang umbrella insurance on.
     Chrystal noted that we need insurance for the Congress and should get an  umbrella policy.  She suggested we authorize Lisa to buy it if it covers us, or let the Board decide.  Tracy moved to let the Board decide; Pearl seconded; motion carried.
NEW BUSINESS
     Stadium cushions:  The school bleachers are no picnic to sit on.  Maybe we could buy some cushions and sell them for a little over cost.  Mae's promotion business cold get some for $2.48 each for min of 100 ($250).  The ONE logo would be on them.  Mae can research to find a green one.  We could sell them for $3.  There wasn't enough interest in this to call a vote.
     Treasurer's Report:  George noted that we have a donation bucket, if you have money that's, say, too heavy to carry around.  We have large and extra-large T-shirts still available for $10.  And (though there's no treasury transaction involved), remember to use the Barter Board.
     The February balance was $1,792.72.  Income was $66 (50-50, donations);   expenses $275 [501(c)(3) app]; the March balance is $1,583.72.
     50-50:  $66 collected, and Galen has donated a packet of heirloom.  Jay won the money.  Rachel won the seeds, but gave them to Lisa.
PROGRAM: Rachel on Frequency Healing
     Rachel has been all over the world studying various forms of healing.  She studied Bach flower remedies in Holland, wholistic counseling in California, Native American shamanism in Montana, pyramid energy in Egypt, crystals in Peru.  Still, she emphasized that she is not a doctor and does not diagnose or treat.
     Most recently, she's using pulsed electro-magnetic frequency devices.  It was discovered in the late 1800's that sound frequencies could kill viri and bacteria, but the AMA quashed it, and it has only recently been in use again.  Rachel showed several pieces of equipment she uses. Her equipment, certified as an experimental device, is used by a practitioner in West Plaines who charges $65 a session.  It can be set to different frequencies to address various ailments.  Rachel feels they have helped her arthritis.  Thom felt his hearing was improved after using one, and stained-glass artist Debbie said its use improved the range of motion in an arthritic thumb.
     You're welcome to try it -- call Rachel for an appointment.     
ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Stream Team:  Jon and Jeffrey went to Stream Team training in West Plains last week.  They named their team (#5496) "Ozarks Neighborly Exchange."  They urged members to think of monitoring streams in their own watersheds (what a steam team does).  It's a project of the Mo. Dept. of Conservation and the DNR. 
George suggested we should vote on the use of the name "Ozarks Neighborly Exchange" for the Stream Team.  Approved.
      Next meeting:  7 p.m. Friday, April 7 -- we will need to use the sanctuary -- the church ladies will be setting up tables for a luncheon the next day.
     Adjourned 8:24.