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2014-2015 Councilmembers

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 00:00

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Eric12Moon

12th Moon  President
Re-elected 2104, 3-year term

Committees: Executive Planning (chair),  Personnel, Membership, Expansion (chair), Bylaws Review (chair), CBLD Liason, Policy Reveiw


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Tara Gross 

Vice President

Committees: Personnel (chair), Executive Planning, CBLD Liason

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Keith Babuszczak 

 

Committees: Membership, Executive Planning

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Eric Banford

Committees: Membership

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Ellen Brown

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Sam Frederick

 

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Dan Hoffman

Committee: Governance/Monitoring (chair), Ombudsperson Advisory (chair), Bylaws Review, Executive Planning, Policy Reveiw (Chair), GSCP Council Liaison

 
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Chris Negronida Treasurer
Re-elected 2104, 3-year term

Committees: Finance (chair), Bylaws Review, Policy Review, Executive Planning, Bylaws Reveiw

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Jan Rhodes Norman

Committees: Expansion, Governance/Policy Monitoring

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Gail “Patrice” Lockert Anthony

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Bob Rhea

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Jessica Rossi Secretary
Re-elected 2104, 3-year term

 

Committees:  Personnel, Policy Review

 
 

Council Considers Oasis Store Name Change, Approves Collegetown Lease, Seats New Members

Council - Council News

Tuesday, 01 July 2014 18:45

By 12th Moon,
Council President

11-5-12thMoon-72dpiCouncil met on Tuesday, June 10 in The Classrooms @ GreenStar for our regular monthly meeting with nine of twelve Council members, four staff, two Council-elect, and one member-owner present. During our announcement period we heard that our affiliate GreenStar Community Projects (GSCP) would host another community networking event in The Space @ GreenStar on Thursday, June 19. We also learned that Britton Dougherty resigned because of her busy schedule working on an organic farm in Interlaken. We will miss her bright and enthusiastic contributions and thank her for her service.

During our member comment time, we heard a request for signage in the stores asking shoppers to curb their cell phone use at the registers and in the dining areas. We also heard complaints regarding the brewing of coffee in our stores and the condition of the coffee grinding area in the Bulk section at our West-End store after customer use.

As is normal, our first item of business, the General Manager's (GM) monthly report came next. Our GM, Brandon Kane, reported that staff are already getting many requests for use of the renovated Space @ GreenStar and that a recent GSCP fundraising event was a big success and a good test of our ability to cater a large group at our facility. Brandon said that liquor license renewals were approved for both stores and that the application for a liquor license for The Space was almost complete, and he hopes for it to be approved by the end of July. He reported that staff will be improving the signage on and painting the façade of The Space, as well as making improvements to the parking lot.

Read more: Council Considers Oasis Store Name Change, Approves Collegetown Lease, Seats New Members

Council Certifies 2014 Council Election Results; Offers Member-Labor Volunteer Service to GSCP

Council - Council News

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 15:35

By 12th Moon, 

Council President

11-5-12thMoon-72dpiCouncil met Tuesday, May 13 in the Classrooms @ GreenStar at 6:30 pm with ten of our thirteen members, five staff members, one member-owner and two Council Members-elect, one of whom was seated later in the evening. During our announcements, we heard of the great success of a Building Bridges event held earlier in the day, with over 200 attendees, at our newly opened Space @ GreenStar. Sadly, we also heard one Council Member, Courtney Mayszak, announce that she would be resigning as of the close of our meeting as she will be out of town for the summer and then will be going to grad school. We took time to thank Courtney for her service; we will miss her input. Council Member Colin Meeks also resigned recently for personal reasons and we wish him well and thank him for his service.

The monthly General Manager's (GM) Report was our first item. GM Brandon Kane informed us that, as the Space and Central Kitchen are successfully being used and the move-in is nearly completed, staff are focusing on the grounds and outside of the building. By now, rental and catering information should be available and publicized. He next told us that GreenStar Community Projects, our tax-exempt affiliate, would be partnering with our Prepared Foods Department to host a fundraising dinner on Friday, June 6 at 6:30 pm in the Space. Brandon said that plans for this summer include repaving the West-End store parking lot, adding new signage to the Space and the Classrooms and landscaping the surrounding areas, and (best of all!) adding a second (much-needed) bathroom to the West-End store.

Read more: Council Certifies 2014 Council Election Results; Offers Member-Labor Volunteer Service to GSCP

 

Council Approves Living Wage Amount and 
2014-15 Council Calendar/Workplan

Council - Council News

Friday, 02 May 2014 15:21

By 12th Moon, 

Council President

11-5-12thMoon-72dpiCouncil held our monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 8 in The Classrooms @ GreenStar with ten of our thirteen members, five staff members, two member-owners, and a very sweet and cute three-month-old present. Our number on Council has been reduced to thirteen after Colin Meeks, one of two staff members on Council, resigned for personal reasons. Many thanks for your contributions while on Council, Colin; we will miss your input.

During our announcements period we learned that Ithaca is a very busy place. On Thursday, April 10, as an example, Council held a Member Forum in the West-End store meeting room, while GreenStar Community Projects held their eighth networking dinner/meeting — this one focused on local food business entrepreneurs, and Building Bridges hosted a presentation by two organizers from Virginia Tech who explained the college's Civic Agriculture and Food Systems minor program. Our Spring Membership Meeting was also set to be held on Friday, April 25.

General Manager (GM) Brandon Kane brought the first item of business, the monthly GM Report. Brandon reported that staff was all moved into the new Central Kitchen and Bakery, working out the kinks and stretching out into a beautiful new space, and would soon be finalizing catering offerings and The Space @ GreenStar rental specifics. He also told us to expect to see a member-owner survey offered on our website and at both stores during May. Participants can win one of three $150 gift certificates. He also said that a reusable bag program called Bring Your Own Bag, Use It For Good would begin at both stores in April. This program promotes the use of reusable shopping bags, boxes, or other containers. Those who reuse a bag at the register are offered a wooden token worth a five-cent donation to one of three local non-profits. Brandon expressed much appreciation to all staff for both the group effort to move into the new kitchen and their continued involvement in the Open Book Management weekly meetings and trainings.

Read more: Council Approves Living Wage Amount and 
2014-15 Council Calendar/Workplan

Vote in April's Council Election

Council - Announcements

Thursday, 03 April 2014 18:49

By Dan Hoffman,

Council Member and Governance Committee Chair

ballot-boxOnce every year, GreenStar's member-owners have the opportunity to select people who will represent them by serving on the Co-op's governing body — which we call the Council. The annual Council election — which fills at least one-third of the seats on the board — occurs throughout the month of April, and member-owners can vote at either store, by mail, or in person at the Co-op's Annual Meeting on April 25.

This year, there will be six candidates on the ballot — including three incumbents running for re-election (designated with asterisks below) and three member-owners who haven't previously served on the Council (or one of its committees):

ELLEN BROWN WON A THREE-YEAR TERM 5/2014

SAM FREDERICK WON A THREE-YEAR TERM 5/2014

DEB MOORE WAS NOT ELECTED 5/2014

CHRIS NEGRONIDA* WON A THREE-YEAR TERM 5/2014

JESSICA ROSSI* WON A THREE-YEAR TERM 5/2014

12th MOON* WON A THREE-YEAR TERM 5/2014

 

The five candidates who receive the most votes will each win full, three-year terms on Council. The sixth-place finisher will receive a one-year term (filling out the remainder of the term of former Council Member Angela Zhang, who resigned in February). It's possible to add write-in candidates to your ballot, but the only write-ins qualified to be elected are those who publicly declare their candidacies by March 31 (before voting starts). As of late-March, one write-in candidate had declared — Robert Rhea, former Council Member and Treasurer.

BOB RHEA WON A ONE-YEAR TERM 5/2014

 

Read more: Vote in April's Council Election

 

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