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Council News December 2010

Council - Council News

Tuesday, 30 November 2010 14:47

Council Discusses, Postpones Policy Governance Decision

By 12th Moon, 

Council President

Meeting November 9, Council addressed most business on our agenda, met the recently-hired Program Director of our affiliate organization, GreenStar Community Projects, Inc. (GSCP) and once again discussed, deliberated, debated and further delayed any final decision on our future governance system, arguably the most important issue facing us for more than a year now.

At the beginning of the meeting I read into the record a petition received from a member for a bylaws revision regarding “Financial Disclosure” of a list of documents and information to be made available to any member upon request. The petition was given to the Membership Committee to start the process of verification of member signatures, the first step when Council receives a member-initiated petition. It was determined that there were not enough verifiable member signatures to go forward with the process and the petition was returned to the petitioner, having garnered only 23 of the necessary 40 (at the time, now 100 under our new bylaws revision) signatures.

Read more: Council News December 2010

 

Bylaws Change Vote Results

Council - Special News

Thursday, 04 November 2010 10:48

MEMBER VOTE ON THE BYLAWS CHANGES - SETS 1-9
229 valid ballots received
 
Must pass by 2/3 or 153 votes
 
Set 1.) NAME OF THE COOPERATIVE (AND REFERENCES TO IT)
217 yes; 8 no; 2 blank - passes

Set 2.) COUNCIL COMPOSITION
146 yes; 80 no; 3 blank - does not pass


Set 3.) COUNCIL ELECTIONS
211 yes; 16 no; 2 blank - passes

Set 4.) THRESHOLD FOR MEMBER INITIATIVES;  MEMBERSHIP MEETING QUORUM; MINIMUM NUMBER OF VALID VOTES REQUIRED
202 yes; 25 no; 2 blank - passes

Set 5.) NOTICES TO MEMBERS; ABSENTEE VOTING
218 yes; 10 no; 1 blank - passes

Set 6.) COUNCIL/MEMBERSHIP AUTHORITY
203 yes; 23 no; 3 blank - passes

Set 7.) BYLAWS AMENDMENTS, REFERENDA AND MEMBERSHIP MEETING ACTIONS
214 yes; 12 no; 3 blank - passes

Set 8.) REMOVAL OF COUNCIL MEMBERS
213 yes; 11 no; 5 blank - passes

Set 9.) COUNCIL COMPENSATION
185 yes; 27 no; 7 blank - passes
 
Validation and counting of ballots occurred on the evening of November 4th 2010, with the following tellers present:
 
Aaron Nichols  (Assistant Head Teller)
Bob Rhea
Victoria Demchak
Ethan Winn

Bylaws Change Vote Results

Council - Special News

Thursday, 04 November 2010 10:48

MEMBER VOTE ON THE BYLAWS CHANGES - SETS 1-9
229 valid ballots received
 
Must pass by 2/3 or 153 votes
 
Set 1.) NAME OF THE COOPERATIVE (AND REFERENCES TO IT)
217 yes; 8 no; 2 blank - passes

Set 2.) COUNCIL COMPOSITION
146 yes; 80 no; 3 blank - does not pass


Set 3.) COUNCIL ELECTIONS
211 yes; 16 no; 2 blank - passes

Set 4.) THRESHOLD FOR MEMBER INITIATIVES;  MEMBERSHIP MEETING QUORUM; MINIMUM NUMBER OF VALID VOTES REQUIRED
202 yes; 25 no; 2 blank - passes

Set 5.) NOTICES TO MEMBERS; ABSENTEE VOTING
218 yes; 10 no; 1 blank - passes

Set 6.) COUNCIL/MEMBERSHIP AUTHORITY
203 yes; 23 no; 3 blank - passes

Set 7.) BYLAWS AMENDMENTS, REFERENDA AND MEMBERSHIP MEETING ACTIONS
214 yes; 12 no; 3 blank - passes

Set 8.) REMOVAL OF COUNCIL MEMBERS
213 yes; 11 no; 5 blank - passes

Set 9.) COUNCIL COMPENSATION
185 yes; 27 no; 7 blank - passes
 
Validation and counting of ballots occurred on the evening of November 4th 2010, with the following tellers present:
 
Aaron Nichols  (Assistant Head Teller)
Bob Rhea
Victoria Demchak
Ethan Winn

 

Council News November 2010

Council - Council News

Tuesday, 02 November 2010 13:22

Council Addresses 2011 Budget; Continues to Discuss 700 W. Buffalo

By 12th Moon,
Council President

Council held its regular monthly meeting October 12 with fewer than the normal number of agenda items, some of which led to lengthy discussions. The meeting started with an announcement by our Treasurer, long-time Councilmember Arthur Godin, that he will resign from Council at the end of this year so that he may devote more of his time to his family, his work and to his creative career as a talented musician. It goes without saying that we will sorely miss his experienced perspective and calm, even approach. Much thanks and best wishes to Art for his input over the years and to his future adventures; we’ll miss you, if we can’t convince you to change your mind.

Next a request was voiced by a member present for Council and staff to look toward ways to include more of a diverse population in our staff, our membership and our shoppers, with an acknowledgement that the newly-initiated “FLOWER” discount program was a positive step in that direction.

Read more: Council News November 2010

2010 Council Self-Evaluation

Council - Special News

Thursday, 14 October 2010 09:50

Summary Report on GreenStar Council’s 2010 Self-Evaluation


According to our policies, GreenStar’s Council is supposed to “monitor and regularly discuss” its own performance.  For the past three years, we have used a standard self-evaluation process including an  annual questionnaire and discussions with Kirby Edmonds of TFC Associates.  This report to the Membership summarizes the methods of the questionnaire, its results as analyzed by Kirby, and the findings adopted by Council.  Full questionnaire results and Kirby’s analysis are available to members upon request or contacting the member center at the West End store.

Read more: 2010 Council Self-Evaluation

 

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