Save the Date — Earth Day Member Meeting

Council - Special News

Friday, 15 April 2011 17:33

By Ethan Winn,

Membership Committee Chair

11-03-29-spring-meeting-smLet me just say: this year's Spring Annual Membership Meeting is going to be awesome! We hope that you will join us for an evening that will showcase the best of what GreenStar has to offer: delicious food, democratic decision making, a connection with local food producers, great Ithaca music, and, of course, a fantastic community. Celebrate Earth Day with our Co-op community in our new building on April 22, starting at 5:30 pm.

As we on Council's Membership Committee read over the feedback from last year's Fall Meeting, it was clear that it was time to shake some things up. Our tireless Membership Manager, Alexis Alexander, reached out to other co-ops, GreenStar staff and membership and brought back the best ideas for creating fun and engaging meetings. Over the past few months, the Membership Committee has crafted an event that brings out the best of the GreenStar community, and I think I speak for all of us when I say that we are proud of the result.

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Council News-March 2011

Council - Council News

Friday, 15 April 2011 17:27

Council Sets Spring Meeting Agenda; Discusses Proposal for New GM Job Description

By 12th Moon,
Council President

Eric12Moon(72dpi)Council held its February meeting on the eighth of the month. We made twelve unanimous decisions regarding nine items on our agenda, and managed to adjourn early.

At the beginning of our meeting, the Governance & Monitoring Committee and the Marketing Department staff were recognized for having made special efforts this year to reach out to our member-owners with new recruitment information and a Question and Answer Session to explain how and why to become a candidate for Council in our annual April election.

Read more: Council News-March 2011

Council Looks Forward to Challenges Ahead in 2011; Seeks Candidates for Election

Council - Council News

Friday, 11 February 2011 20:40

By 12th Moon,
Council President

As the snow started to fall on January 11, Council began our first regular monthly meeting of the year. It was a credit to the work that Council accomplished in 2010 that we had a light agenda of items to address for the evening, that our last agenda item was the process of updating our Policy Books with all of the changes generated by our actions over the last six months, and that we were able to adjourn the meeting early.

The Interim General Manager’s (IGM) report also reflected the process of ending one year and beginning another. As our managers compile the financial information and other data relevant to assessing the Co-op’s progress during 2010, they are planning many projects and improvements for 2011, while also preparing for the annual membership renewal season and continuing to explore various uses of our 700 West Buffalo property.

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Council Approves Policy Governance; Elects New Treasurer

Council - Council News

Friday, 31 December 2010 19:00

By 12th Moon,
Council President

Eric12Moon(72dpi)Council ended 2010 by deciding on a course for 2011. At our last meeting of the year, held Dec. 14 at Cooperative Extension, we completed business of the past year as we identified ambitious goals for the coming year. We also said goodbyes and expressed appreciations to our departing Councilmember and Treasurer, Art Godin, and our Board Administrator, Betsy Appleton.

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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


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