A Look at the Year Ahead: GreenStar 2015

By Brandon Kane, General Manager, 
and
12th Moon, Council President

west-end-store-frontHello and happy New Year to all GreenStar member-owners! Your support and involvement throughout 2014 was inspiring on so many levels. From your simple choice to support your co-op by shopping

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Want to Run for GreenStar's 
Council? Here's How...

Thursday, 01 January 2015 16:21

By Dan Hoffman,

Governance Committee Chair

How often do you have the chance to serve on the board of directors for a $20 million-a-year business, and to be a representative of over 10,000 member-owners of the enterprise?

That's the opportunity coming up soon for GreenStar members, as the Co-op prepares for its 34th annual Council election, in April. To appear on the ballot, a candidate must submit a written Declaration of Candidacy by March 1. Now is the time to start thinking about whether running for and serving on Council would be the right thing for you (or someone you know) to do.

There are 15 seats on Council, and the staggered terms of elected directors are normally three years, so at least five seats are open each year for incumbents or newcomers to vie for. Because of an unusually high number of resignations (five) from Council Members since the 2014 election, a whopping nine (!) seats will be filled in this year's election. The only time there were more seats to be filled since Council was created was in 2010, when 10 slots were available. This year, the top five vote-getters will win three-year terms, while the next four will earn one-year terms.

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398 Co-op Member-Owners Switch to Email — 
400 Trees Planted!

Thursday, 01 January 2015 16:38

By Alexis Alexander, 

Membership Manager

trees-for-future-01GreenStar bylaws require that we send out certain bits of information to all member-owners each year — here in the office, we call these "required mailings." These include our Spring and Fall mailing that outline information on Council elections, bylaws and member referendum votes, and the annual member-owner meetings. Given that our membership includes more than 10,000 individuals, these mailings represent quite an expense for the Co-op when sent out via US mail. In an attempt to reduce our mailing expenses a few years ago, we started to send these documents out via email to member-owners who chose that option. Sign-up is required, as we won't email you without your express permission.

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400 Trees Planted!

 
  • Andrew Hernandez,
    Produce Manager

    Look for great deals on avocados and bananas as part of the new Member Deals programs; and there's still lots of local!

    January, 2015, here we are — the coldest month and another year, another chance to grow and improve as human beings and be inspiring to our fellow men/women/children. Here at GreenStar we're excited to unveil our new Member Deals, and we think you should be excited too! Produce is ushering i...

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