General Membership Meeting 5/5/22

Sodus Feeds and Needs

Present: Beth Ares, Kim Buell, Amanda Burman, Alexandria Burnett, Karen Dean, Paula Dolan, Lara Duckett, Bruce & Edie Farrington, Sandra Hamilton, Chris Hopkins, Jane Hopkins & Jim Hopkins, Kari Hopkins, Jim Hoyt, Scott Johnson, Patty Paprocki, Kate & Christine Pobol-Illum, Nancy & Don Ross, Mike Scoville, Jennie Sedore, Hosts: Terri Cretin & Erin

Treasurer’s Report:  See attached
Submitted by Patty Paprocki

Sodus Feeds and Needs/Artisan CoOp was our host for this meeting. They offered a wonderful meal and were very welcoming. They shared a bit of their journey to this present location. Next event at this location is on Saturday May7th-Mothers of all Kinds day- food available by Hogan’s, Imprint will be offering coffee, plus many artisan’s will have their goods for sale. Many thanks to Terri and Erin for their hospitality. Thanks for doing business in Sodus!

Program given by Kate and Christine of KnC Worm Farm. We learned about their journey to Sodus NY and they offered information about their process for raising worms, using castings to make their worm tea and how to utilize their products. Their worm tea and castings are available for purchase at the Sodus Feeds and Needs store and they will be partaking in the Farmers’ Markets of Sodus and Webster this year. They shared many stories of how this product can benefit gardens, yards and even orchards! Thanks for sharing and doing business in Sodus! The group was very engaged and asked many questions as well.

Business meeting:
I. Report of secretary/minutes of March mtg available in print for review
II. Report of treasurer (Patty Paprocki) available in print for review(See attached)
A. Diabetes Assoc Tour de Cure (June 11, 2022)- Nancy Ross gave an update. Will not need as many. Volunteers as in
past-no food prep needed as in past. Will share in an eblast updates on times for volunteers to be available. People to
cheer bikes on is always welcome. Rest stop at Wallington Fire Dept.
B. Harvest Fest update (9/24/22)- Party in the Park on 9/23/22 with the band Swagger already booked by the Village. 34th
vendor applications received today and are looking for more volunteers to help with our planning team. Some things in
the planning: dunking booth, music, demos(K9 dogs, cider making, ballroom dancing, Kuk sool won, etc) Next meeting
6/6 6:00pm at Sodus village hall./firemens mtg room.

Announcements:
First Presbyterian Church Hanging Plant Sale-May 6 & 7
Sodus Garden Club plant sale May 14 th

Wallington School house has completed the outside of the building maintenance and will now move to the inside. No school groups yet are being allowed-hope to re open for this soon

Friends of the Library Books Sandwiched In program on Wayne County Historic Sites by Bruce Farrington and Jim Paprocki on May 17 th @12 noon. Flyers available.

Pomeroy Historic Marker has been approved for the Gordan Granger Homestead -Juneteenth . Presentations about Gordan Granger at First Presbyterian Church, Sodus, Dates and times: June 9 th @ 7:00pm, June11 th @2:00pm

Rolling Stoves(Food Truck event)-June 13 is the first one and every other Monday thru Aug 22

Wallington Fire Dept Bog and Grog May 21@ 12pm-5pm

Special Olympics coming to Sodus: May 13 th at the Sodus High School-come and cheer the athletes on! Sodus High School is hosting Track and Field Invitational on May 7 th -sodus Booster Club booth will be open and run by the Sodus Lions Pride and other volunteers gotten by Scott Johnson. 20 schools participating.

**Reminder: all chamber members are able to eblast events and info -send info to: chamber14551@yahoo.com

Next month mtg: June 2 nd 6pm at Sodus First Presbyterian: Rosa Fox to present info about our Wayne County Bicenntenial.

Respectfully submitted by Patty Paprocki