Bylaws Review Committee Update: Proposed Changes

Monday, 05 April 2010 07:46

By Michael Hoysic,
Bylaws Review Committee

The Bylaws Review Committee (BRC) has been working on the wording for possible changes to the bylaws over the past few months. The following are recommendations the Committee is likely to present to Council over the next few months. Our purpose for presenting it here is to give members an opportunity to give feedback, as Council will soon begin to discuss these possible changes. As you read this article, note that the suggestions presented here are not yet in the formal bylaws language. These are the proposed changes the BRC will be presenting to Council (the current bylaws requirements are in parentheses):

Read more: Bylaws Review Committee Update: Proposed Changes


Council News March 2010

Monday, 01 March 2010 10:18

Council Plans Annual Spring Meeting; Implements GM Succession Plan

By 12th Moon,
Council President

With all ten Councilmembers present at our regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9, we worked through many items on our agenda and discussed future planning, all while entertaining two member-owners considering becoming Council candidates.

After receiving the monthly General Manager (GM) report, we were presented with the Fourth Quarter Financial report, a more complete indicator of the year-to-date financial state of our co-op in 2009. It serves as a testament to the hard work and diligence of our staff, as well as an indication of the loyalty of our member-owners. The bottom line shows GreenStar as having over $13 million in sales in 2009 while continuing to creatively address our limited physical space and members’ wishes, maintain a respectful working environment and offer the best values to our shoppers. Success in the current economic environment is no accident. Our appreciation and thanks for jobs well done go out to our member-owners who are employed at the stores and serve on committees or Council as well as those who participate as member-workers.

Read more: Council News March 2010


Council News February 2010

Monday, 01 February 2010 09:08

Council Discusses Special Meetings, Elections, Interim GM Plan

By 12th Moon, 

Council President

Special Membership Meetings, upcoming Council elections and proposed changes to our Code of Conduct for Councilmembers were among the topics discussed at Council’s Jan. 12 meeting.

Council decided to hold a Special Membership Meeting sometime in March to further discuss our members’ thoughts regarding future expansion goals. A decision had been made at our December meeting to hold a Special Membership Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16 to discuss different possible expansion directions that GreenStar could pursue. That meeting date has been rescheduled for mid-March. Many concepts of GreenStar’s future have been visualized over the years, and a successful second store, Oasis, has been realized, but recent changes in the general state of the economy are presenting new directions for the Co-op to consider. We are still formulating discussion topics, both specific and general, to help us shape the path the Co-op will take toward manifesting our shared goals and values. Please join your fellow members and participate in the discussions that will help create our plans for the future of GreenStar.

Read more: Council News February 2010


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  • a4Thanks 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.

    Annual Elections (in April); Appointments to Fill Vacancies Between Elections

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


Next Council Meeting

Tuesday, November 11,
6:30 - 9:30 pm

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

Members always welcome!

Possible Agenda Items:


  • Discuss 2015 GreenStar Budget
  • Receive Tellers' Report and Certify Vote
  • GM's B.4 Membership Rights and Responsibilities Monitoring Report
  • Council D.2 GM Accountability Monitoring
  • Proposal to Terminate Memberships for Outstanding Bad Debt

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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