Please submit your name and interest in participating on the OK Composting Council’s board by April 15th.
The group could possibly have a meeting the evening of the first OK Composting Conference planned in late May or an alternative time in June 2015. Please indicate your meeting date, interest, and location preferences in an e-mail to Kathy.
The board will be reactivated if there is sufficient interest including performing the necessary work to become a stand alone 50l c 3; and, to routinely comply with all 501 c 3 rules plus developed goals/objectives and dues. These rules and goals include attending scheduled meetings, writing reports/press releases, membership recruitment, public speaking/advocacy, and filing taxes, etc.
The OK Composting Council was originally formed to represent all composting interests. This includes farmers, industry, universities, government, children and the public. It was also formed to provide educational services related to diverting organics from landfills statewide; recycling and reusing organics; and, to support horticulture, landscaping, yard services, organic/sustainable agriculture, and composting soils for local food production.
The last OK Composting meeting was held in March 2012 just prior to an OSU ceremony for Green Sustainability Awards. Attending, as I recall, were Craig Coker, Co-founder; Senator Paul Muegge; Shanon Phillips, OK Conservation Commission; Kefy Desta, OSU; Jason Vogel, OSU; Clay Pope, OK Conservation Districts; Debi Hickman, Woodward Tourism; and myself.
The OK Composting Council, had 501 3 c standing under an umbrella organization. That organization experienced embezzlement issues. After notification, the limited funds were moved and donated to another organization with 501 c 3 status in late 2013 due to lack of participation and/or acceptance by another umbrella organization.
The previous board consisted of eight members plus an Executive Director and an at Large member, Craig Coker who is co-founder. Craig is copied and invited to participate.
The OK Composting Council could vote to participate in a US Composting Council affiliation for mutually beneficial support.
The board was announced/published in Biocycle Magazine in 2005.
Biocycle provides an annual report of the state of garbage in the US with Oklahoma reported to have low organic residuals recycling diversion. The Council could have an enormous positive effect in changing these outcomes to benefit diverse interests while improving soil properties/function and water quality/quantity.
Hoping for a large response to explore the opportunities.
Kathy Moore, Owner
Anichini Moore Ranch & Farm
Founder: OK Composting Council