Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council Minutes of June 17, 2009 Special Meeting
MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING
Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Approved August 6, 2009
Chair Don Koivisto, Director, Michigan Department of Agriculture
Members Present by Phone:
Bob Jacobson, Leelanau Wine Cellars
Melinda Remer, Travel Michigan
Steve Arbaugh, Bayside Beverage
Doug Buhler, Michigan State University
Heather Price, Sandhill Crane Vineyards
Amanda Danielson, Trattoria Stella
Charlie Edson, Bel Lago Winery
Dave Anthony, Hannahville Indian Community
Dan Matthies, Chateau Fontaine
Julie Wendt, Michigan Liquor Control Commission
Karel Bush, Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council
Sherri Goodreau, Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council
Linda Jones, Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council
William Harrison, Lawton Ridge Winery (via phone)
Chair Don Koivisto called the special meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. Roll call was taken; a quorum was present. The Chair stated that this special meeting is specifically for the consideration of providing a $5,000 grant to the International Riesling Foundation for promotion and research support for the wine industry; and for the council to provide match funds up to $50,000 for Specialty Crop Block Grants for the industry.
INTERNATIONAL RIESLING FOUNDATION
Prior to the meeting, Linda Jones emailed all the council members the proposal she received from the International Riesling Foundation, explaining what a $5,000 grant would do for the wine industry (Attachment A).
MOTION: BOB JACOBSON MOVED THAT THE COUNCIL PROVIDE A $5,000 GRANT TO THE INTERNATIONAL RIESLING FOUNDATION FOR PROMOTION AND RESEARCH SUPPORT TO THE MICHIGAN WINE INDUSTRY. HEATHER PRICE SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT
Prior to the meeting, Linda Jones emailed all council members the potential proposals for the Specialty Crop Block Grants that are being submitted by different wine industry organizations (Attachment B). Those asking for more than $20,000 can get additional scoring points if they contribute match dollars.
MOTION: BOB JACOBSON MOVED THAT THE COUNCIL PROVIDE UP TO $50,000 IN MATCH FUNDS FROM THE FISCAL YEAR 2010 BUDGET FOR SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR PROJECTS THAT ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE COUNCIL'S STRATEGIC PLAN. STEVE ARBAUGH SECONDED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
No public comment.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:14 p.m.
The following documents are on file in the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council office and can be obtained upon request:
A. Proposal from the International Riesling Foundation.
B. Specialty Crop Block Grants- Potential Proposals.