Minutes from December 13, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Open Board of Directors

San Bernardino Community College District
114 S. Del Rosa Drive San Bernardino, CA 92408


Present:  Dimitrios Alexiou, Carole Beswick, Tom Brickley, Bill Easley, Neil Macready, John Mirau, Charlie Ng, Tom Nightingale, John Prentice, Kristine Scott, Larry Sharp, Paul Shimoff and Phil Waller.   

Guests:  Paul Granillo, Elliot Hulse, Matthew Issac, Vicky Ostermann,  

Announcements:  1) A reception honoring the Californian Transportation Commission will be hosted by Inland Action, Monday Morning Group, Mobility 21 and the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at the Mission Inn from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.     

M/S/P: Minutes of the December 6, 2011 meeting Larry Sharp introduced Craig Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Goodwill Southern California.

Job placement for individuals with disabilities and vocational challenges is the mission of Goodwill industries.   They focus on a for profit business plan with a nonprofit mission.  After expenses, 92% of their income goes back to the program.   

The Southern California Goodwill Industries includes Los Angeles and San Diego areas in addition to the Inland Empire.  They maintain an aggressive annual growth rate of 14%.  With that growth they have opened 8 new stores this year and plan to open another 10 stores in 2012.  Expected revenue for 2012 in these retail operations is $106 million.   

Their E-Commerce operation sells books and video games online and has provided some 50-60 new jobs in a 100,000 sq. ft. facility.  Expected revenue for 2012 in this area is $3 million.

Best known for their retail stores, Goodwill also operates a successful shredding operation anoperations recycling. The shredding operation nets $1.5 million and provides secure, state of the art document destruction.  Goodwill shredding provides pickup and operates delivery trucks with GPS tracking, computerized inventory and 24 hour video and surveillance. They are NAID certified (National Association for Information Destruction) and have shredding contracts with the IRS, St Bernadine’s hospital and others. Their E-Waste branch has partnered with Dell Computer to recycle any unsalvageable equipment.   

Job search and job placement services help the disabled and vocationally challenged with interview skills and resume writing (over 31,000 people were assisted last year).  Placement services assisted 9,000 people (3,900 from the Inland Empire) and over 5,800 businesses were contacted by Goodwill to assist them with their staffing needs.   

Each year Goodwill Industries diverts more than 26 million pounds of clothing and textiles from landfills by recovering the value in people’s unwanted goods (1 billion pounds nationwide).

Currently, grants and federal money make up 8% of their $131 million dollar budget and they are working towards full sustainability.

Goodwill’s four cornerstones are:
Empower-help individuals and build confidence and skills
Advance Business- connect with others
Enrich the Community- provide employment and assist community
Caring for the earth- recycle and reuse 

Meeting adjourned at 8:25 a.m.