ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes – 06/15/14

ECO-Vrindaban New Vrindaban 2014

ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes – 06/15/14.

Mission Statement: ECO-Vrindaban promotes a simple, sustainable lifestyle centered on the care and protection of cows, local food production and the loving service of Lord Krishna, as envisioned by Srila Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of ISKCON New Vrindaban.

Participating Members of the ECOV Board of Directors: Chaitanya Mangala, Madhava Gosh, Krpamaya, Navin Shyam, Anuttama and Ranaka.

Advisors present: Jaya Krsna

1. ECOV Documentary 

WHEREAS: The ECOV Board wishes to support a film student who has been filming the New Vrindaban community.

RESOLVED: The Board authorizes $600 for a camera for Sabrina Jones with the condition that she does some filming of the garden and allows ECOV to keep the raw footage.

2. Rammed Earth Housing Request

A devotee family mentioned they are thinking of moving to New Vrindaban and expressed an interest in building a rammed-earth house to live in.

The ECOV board requires a formal proposal from the devotees interested in building the house in order to make a more informed response. Krpamaya will contact him regarding this.

3. Follow up on Radha Krsna Dasi from Montreal

WHEREAS: The ECOV Board wishes to engage Radha Krsna Dasi as a participant in its activities.

RESOLVED: The Board invites her as a guest to the next Joint Board Meeting.

4. ECOV President/General Manager

A committee has formed to recruit an ECOV President/General Manager. This committee consists of Navin Shyam, Chaitanya Mangala, Jaya Krsna and Ranaka.

5. INV/ECOV Dairy Processing

WHEREAS: The ECOV Board wishes to continue to support the ongoing local dairy production efforts in New Vrindaban.

RESOLVED: The Board agrees to adopt the dairy processing project and incorporate related expenses into the ECOV operations budget.

6. Ox Program Grant

INV has located and is using a teamster, Daivata dasa, who will be funded by a previously approved ECOV allocation.

Daivata dasa, the husband of Visvadhika dasi (homeopathist from Canada), is an accomplished North American teamster. He has experience with oxen and heavy equipment and was previously a long time New Vrindaban resident. He will be managing his time between working with the oxen and assisting Varsana Swami with heavy equipment.

7. INV Temple and Lodge Foundation Garden Beds

WHEREAS:  The ECOV Board wishes to make the areas most visible to guests visiting the Temple more attractive.

RESOLVED: To complete the ongoing garden bed project, the Board authorizes an increase in the funding of the foundation garden beds project by $6,000.

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