23 – 24 March 2024 | AKSNA Board Retreat

Alaska School Nutrition Association
1120 Huffman Rd. Ste. 24
PMB 791
Anchorage, AK 99515

23 – 24 March 2024
23 March: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
24 March: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This meeting is in-person and open to new and incoming board members.

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

Voting Members

PresentName and Title
Gavin Northey, MBA, SNS, President *
Tanya Dube, SNS, President-elect
Trevor Bridgewater, SNS, Treasurer and Past-President (2022-2023) †
Sandie Ponte, Secretary, and Past-President (2021-2022) ‡
Carlos Perez, Chairman, Communications Committee
Susan Pougher, Chairwoman, Public Policy and Legislation
Tiffany Kurani, NDRT, SNS, Chairwoman, Nutrition Standards & Education Committee ‡
Sue Lampert, Past-President (2020-2021)
Quorum is established when five or more voting members are present
* The President votes only in the event of a tie
† The immediate Past-President votes in the event that they hold another position with voting rights
Quorum is established when five or more voting members are present
‡ Newly elected board members are granted voting rights immediately following election, however, one person may only be granted one vote

Non-voting Members

PresentName and Title
Tracy Hulett, Member At-large
Tonia Parfitt, Chairwoman, Awards and Recognitions Committee

III. Adoption of Agenda

IV. Consent Agenda

A. Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)

B. Financial Reports

C. Membership Report

  • __ Members
    • Director: __
    • Manager: __
    • Employee __
    • State Agency: __
    • Retired: __
  • __ in grace

V. President’s Report

Gavin Northey, MBA, SNS

A. Board Orientation

VI. Treasurer’s Report

Trevor Bridgewater, SNS

VII. Standing Committee Reports

A. Public Policy & Legislation

Susan Pougher

1. Legislative Action Conference Update

2. USDA Updates: How to support SFAs

Susan Pougher

3. Advocacy for State-Funded Universal Free Breakfast

Trevor Bridgewater, SNS

B. Member Services

Need a committee chair

C. Communications

Carlos Perez

1. Mush On News

Carolos Perez

2. Web Site

Gavin Northey, MBA, SNS

3. Social Media

Trevor Bridgewater, SNS

D. Conference Committee

Tiffany Kurani, NDRT, SNS

E. Food and Vendor Expo Committee

Tanya Dube, SNS

E. Nutrition Standards & Education Committee

Tiffany Kurani, NDRT, SNS

VIII. Ad-hoc Committee Reports

A. Contract Executive Director Committee

Gavin Northey, MBA, SNS

B. Awards & Recognition Committee

Tonia Parfitt

IX. Unfinished Business

No unfinished business

X. New Business

A. Bylaws Amendment 2024-04

Gavin Northey, MBA, SNS

Bylaws Amendment 2024-04

An amendment to update the numbering schema, update the format of the Bylaws to be web-first and ADA-accessible.

The numbering schema shall be:

  1. Article: Uppercase Roman numeral
  2. Section/Paragraph: Decimal
  3. Subparagraph: Lowercase letter
  4. Clause: Lowercase Roman numeral
  5. Subclause: Decimal
  6. 2nd Subclause: Uppercase letter

This amendment may be adopted by the Board of Directors without a vote of the membership p;ursuant to Article XII Section B, Paragraph 2 of the Bylaws.

B. Alaska Food Policy Council Member

Trevor Bridgewater, SNS

C. New Director Support

Susan Pougher

D. Creation of the School Nutrition of Alaska (SNAK) Foundation 501(c)3 – Planning Phase and Encumbrance of Funds

Gavin Northey, MBA, SNS

E. Bylaws Amendments

Tanya Dube, SNS

F. Budget Requests FY2025

Trevor Bridgewater, SNS

G. Board Manual and Procedures

1. Conference Manual

Tanya Dube, SNS

2. Finance Manual

Gavin Northey, MBA, SNS

At this point, we have about a third of an update that I started last year

We need to make some decisions if there are specific finance procedures that need to be updated now, and decide if there is any timeline on the completion of the remaining Finance manual

3. Other manuals / procedures

Tonia Parfitt / open to anyone

XI. Announcements / Good of the Order

XII. Adjournment

The next meeting will be 23 – 24 March 2024

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