DCM Membership Meeting
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Present: Pam, Suzanne, Aubrey, Gretchen, Robin, Beth, Carol, Susan Andresen (firstname.lastname@example.org), Michael (and Jack the dog)
1. Founder’s Celebration and Community Potluck
Thank you to all who participated and provided their ideas and energy! A success!
2. Farmers Market.
Every Saturday Nov 1 - 22, 8-noon
Nov 29 - March 09, 10-noon (Suzanne will provide presence these times)
March 09 - Resume Wednesdays and Saturdays, regular hours
3. Memberships to date: approx. 312. Goal is 1200 by December 31, 2009.
4. Next Membership Drive
To reach 1200 owners we are considering the following goals.
Stage Event # Members Target Date
Stage 1: Initial Organizing / 12 months 300 members/300 October 31, 2008
Stage 2A: Feasibility Studies / 3-6 months 200 members/500 January 31, 2009
Stage 2B: Location, Planning, Design / 3-6 months 200 members/700 April 30, 2009
Stage 3A: Bids and Preconstruction / 3-6 month 200 members/900 July 31, 2009
Stage 3B: Construction / 3-6 months 200 members/1100 October 31, 2009
Stage 4A: Pre-Open / 1-2 months 100 members/1200 December 1, 2009
Stage 4B: Grand Opening January 1, 2010
Decision: Three Drives:
November 1, 2008 - April 30, 2009 “Sprouting Drive” shopping bag
May 1, 2009 - October 31, 2009 “ Blooming Drive” shopping bag
October 31, 2009 - December 31, 2009/March 31, 2010 “Harvest Drive” peeler
5. Promotional Materials
Brochure: reflect spring, sprouting, aims of 6 months
Decision: Shopping bags will be our next promo item.
6. Events for membership promotion Suzanne will create a list of around-town events. Churches and community groups.
7. IT (Beth)
Database and Website in process. Michael and Beth to meet today.
7. Other business?
Business Plan. Aubrey will be incorporating Bill G’s numbers from the financial feasibility study.
Pam: Send email announcement about State of Things; send Suzanne FM volunteer list; share with Location committee the poss. availability of Vega Metals building; go with Carol to Ad Spice to select shopping bags
Robin: Get State of Things info to Beth and Pam; recall name of brochure person to draft text
Beth: Add Founders photos to website; note on website re: State of Things
Suzanne: organize volunteers for FM; report to Pam Vega Metal building owner; create an events list
Aubrey: prep Finance committee for selling shopping bags
Carol: Go with Pam to Ad Spice to select shopping bag; order 10 more brochure holders
Next meeting: 8:30-10:30am, Saturday Nov 15, 2008, Parker and Otis.
You can now become a Durham Central Market Owner via the website. We offer individual shares and business shares. Become an owner today by filling out the online owner share form and pay using a secure Paypal connection, and thanks!!
Durham Central Market
P.O. Box 25216
Durham, NC 27702-5216
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Current Amount: 1171
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Durham Co-Housing Community
Carolina Farm Stewardship Assoc.
Animal Welfare Approved
Center for Environmental Farming Systems
The Rural Advancement Foundation International (located in Pittsboro, NC)
Slow Food Triangle