Sunday, March 3
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Till Dynamic Fare
Our Annual Meeting is coming up soon! Save the date: Sunday, March 3, from 3-4 p.m. at Till Dynamic Fare. We’ll review the year’s events and ask members for input for ideas for the coming year, after which we will move to elections, to the offices of Board Chair (currently Bear Braumoeller), Treasurer (currently Drew Shonk), Secretary (currently Bethia Woolf), and Membership (currently open). Nominations, including self-nominations, will be accepted by email until next Friday, March 1, at 5:00 p.m., to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the annual meeting, we will bestow our second annual Snailblazer Award, given to a pioneer in sustainable food. This year’s recipient is Chef Kevin Caskey of Skillet Rustic Urban Food. Skillet combines sustainability and quality with a casual air and an accessible menu; their delicious food speaks eloquently for the values it represents. Chef Caskey and his family are leading us into the next stage of the Slow Food movement, one in which sustainability in food ceases to be the sole provenance of high-end restaurants and becomes, simply, good food for all. The Caskeys have donated one weekend per year to our Shake the Hand That Feeds You farm-to-table dinner at Flying J Farm—an exceptionally generous act, since they must close Skillet in order to do so. For his pioneering work, Chef Kevin was selected by Slow Food USA to be a delegate to Terra Madre in 2012; though schedule conflicts precluded his attendance, we will be resubmitting his name in 2014. We hope you can join us to congratulate him on his accomplishments.
After the meeting, from about 4 to 5, there will be a meet-and-greet for volunteers. If you’re interested in volunteering for Slow Food Columbus, please let us know!—and show up to the meet-and-greet so that we can get to know you, your interests, and your backgrounds. We hope to use this time to connect like-minded people and brainstorm about future events.