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Referendum Upholds Ban on Chinese Goods, Write-Ins Win 5 of 7 Council Seats

Saturday, 31 May 2008 19:00

By Dan Hoffman,
Council President

The Membership Referendum that took place in April drew a small turnout, but by a three to one  margin rejected allowing goods from the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) to be sold at GreenStar—albeit with certain exceptions.  At the same time, members chose seven people for open seats on the Co-op’s Council (Board of Directors), including the two candidates whose names appeared on the ballot and five write-ins. 

Read more: Referendum Upholds Ban on Chinese Goods, Write-Ins Win 5 of 7 Council Seats

 

Co-op Membership Gives More than Just a Discount

Friday, 31 October 2008 11:23

By Eric 12th Moon,
Councilmember and Membership Committee Chair

As I have talked with and listened to many of our member-owners and shoppers over the last few years, I have often heard it said that membership at GreenStar means that you get a two percent discount at the register, so if you spend $500 in a year you recover the cost of your $10 yearly membership fee.

Is that all? Is that it?

We get a lot more as member-owners of our local co-op than that.

Read more: Co-op Membership Gives More than Just a Discount

 

Council News November 2010

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

 

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  • Thanks for your interest in serving on GreenStar's Council (board of directors). We look forward to hearing your voice, benefiting from your ideas, and working with you to make the Co-op an even better place./p>

    15 2 RunForCouncilAnnual Elections (in April); Appointments to Fill Vacancies Between Elections

     

    In the annual Council election, conducted throughout April, at least 5 of the seats on Council are filled (for 3-year terms). If vacancies have occurred since the previous election, those may be filled for the balance of those terms (e.g., for 1 ...

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  • By 12th Moon,
    
Council President

    As many in GreenStar's membership have already heard, some member-owners who are part of the local organization Committee for Justice in Palestine (CJP) are in the process of gathering signatures for a petition seeking to bring a referendum before the Co-op's membership for a vote this fall. According to a draft shown to Council representatives, the proposed referendum would ask GreenStar to halt the sale of certain Israeli products that the CJP says are associated with the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

    Neither GreenStar, its Council, or the Co-op's management is associated with the petition. The Co-op has not endorsed it, nor does the Co-op have a position on the I...

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Next Council Meeting

Tuesday, March 10,
6:30 - 9:30 pm

The Classrooms @ GreenStar
(Former Enterprise Building)
702 W. Buffalo St., Ithaca

Members always welcome!

Possible Agenda Items:

 

  • Select Attendees to CCMA Conference
  • Select Attendees to BALLE Conference
  • Council Self-Monitoring of Policy C.2 Council's Job
  • Receive GM report B.1, 4th Quarter,
 and 2014 Financial Report
  • Receive GM Report B.12, Sustainabilit
  • Receive Amended GM Report B.6, Staff Treatment and Compensation
  • Proposed Policy for Reinstatement of Membership

NOTE: Agenda is tentative and subject to change. To confirm items, see actual agenda posted here and at the stores six days before the meeting.

 

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