ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 08/31/2014

ECO-Vrindaban New Vrindaban Logo

ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 08/31/2014

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: Anuttama (partial attendance), Bhima, Chaitanya Mangala, Navin Shyam and Ranaka.

Recording secretary: Jordanna Rock-Garden

1. Follow up on Bahulaban Barn/Ox Program Project

Currently the rubble from the site is being cleaned up and Vyasasana will serve as the project manager for Bahulaban barn renovations. This is an ongoing project that will require monthly reporting.

2. Follow Up on ECOV Documentary

In June, ECOV allocated $600 to Sabrina Jones, a college student majoring in cinematography at West Liberty University, to help her purchase a camera. In exchange, she agreed to shoot some footage of the garden for an ECOV film project being overseen by Kripamaya. She reported to Kripamaya that she is not able to complete the project and will return the funds.

3.  Proposal to designate Sankirtan Prabhu as New Vrindaban Folklorist

Chaitanya Mangala has proposed that ISKCON New Vrindaban (and ECO-Vrindaban) needs to develop an overall story that brings together key elements of the past – told in a cohesive way – that is relevant to our present and will help guide us towards a future we want manifest.

Sankirtan has expressed an interest in filling this position and others have recommended him for this role. He is a professional storyteller and has trained many people, including the students of the gurukula, devotee adults, non-devotee adults, and students in schools outside NV in storytelling and the importance of story both on a personal level and a community level. He also has a website or blog with a lot of NV’s history through stories.

Navin Shyam will speak with Sankirtan about this.

4. ECOV logo, brochure & posters

WHEREAS: The ECOV Board wishes to update its logo to better reflect its connection with ISKCON New Vrindaban, the New Vrindaban Community in general, its name change and the recent refinement of its mission statement.

RESOLVED: The Board authorizes up to $500 for Raghu Consbruck to design a new logo and other related graphics.

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