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Council News September 2010

Friday, 03 September 2010 15:06

Bylaws Changes Go to Member Vote; Governance Change Discussed

By 12th Moon, 

Council President

Meeting on the third Tuesday in August, to avoid the conflict caused by meeting during our stores’ 10% on the 10th monthly sales day, we managed to get through most of a lengthy list of issues.

Our Interim General Manager, Brandon Kane, and Finance Manager, Asha Sanaker, presented the 2nd Quarter Financial Report for referral to our Finance Committee for review. It was a relief to see that our staff has done such a great job adjusting to the issues faced during the 1st Quarter of this year, while also having to work around a heat wave that pushed many of our cooling systems to the brink.

Read more: Council News September 2010

 

Council News August 2010

Thursday, 29 July 2010 10:19

Council Authorizes Low-Income Discount Program

By 12th Moon, 

Council President

Previous to our regular Council meeting on July 13, our Treasurer, Art Godin, led a finance primer for our new Councilmembers. Welcoming Lauryn Beltz-Member to her first meeting since being elected in April, we went around the room introducing ourselves and Councilmembers present declared any possible conflicts of interest they may have.

Our Interim General Manager (IGM), Brandon Kane, made a request during his monthly IGM Report that Council remove the contingency requirement of a previously approved authorization to contract to have market and site survey work performed relevant to our purchasing the 700 West Buffalo Street location. After some questions and discussions we penned a proposal to remove the restriction and allow the research to begin. Previously we had asked the IGM to wait until the closing on the property was completed, but having met all of the contingencies regarding the purchase already, and with the expected delays of coordinating all of the necessary legal documentation, we decided that it would not be to our benefit to wait any longer, risking the chance that we would miss our window of opportunity with the research team’s schedule.

Read more: Council News August 2010

 

Council News July 2010

Thursday, 01 July 2010 21:29

5 Flew, 4 Officers, 3 Elected, 
2 Meetings, 1 Conference

By 12th Moon,

Council President

C

ouncil held our regular meeting on June 8 at Cornell Cooperative Extension, and while we took care of much business, we also scheduled a second Special Council Meeting for the 15th to continue some discussions and receive additional information on two timely and important topics.

During our first meeting we acknowledged the past service of our two departing Councilmembers, Shanna Fellman and Tycho Dan, and later in the meeting we accepted both of their applications and appointed Shanna to fill an open Member-at-Large seat on our Personnel Committee and Tycho on our Finance Committee.

Read more: Council News July 2010

 

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  • 13.05.15

    handsOn May 12th, GreenStar's Council (board of directors) voted to reject moving the referendum sought by the Committee for Justice in Palestine forward for a binding vote by our Membership. The proposed referendum called for one or more boycotts by the Co-op of certain Israeli companies and/or products. The Co-op's Bylaws establish the right of members to initiate petitions for referenda, and require Council to review all proposed referenda to ensure they are fiscally and legally responsible, and consistent with the Bylaws.

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  • 10.05.15

    ballot-boxOut of 581 total ballots, 49 were invalid (39 no ID at all, 1 voted for 10, 1 second ballot, 2 not members and 5 came late in the mail). 532 Valid ballots - less one empty envelope

    Elected for 3 year terms:

    1- Liz Coakley = 407

    2- Trisica Munroe = 391

    3- Jan Rhodes Norman = 362

    4- Krys Cail = 351

    5- Stefan Jirka = 337

    For a one year terms:

    6- Susan Beckley = 335

    7/8-- Eric Banford = 329

    7/8 - Patrice Anthony =329

    9- Kristen Kaplan = 291

    Not elected

    10- Walter Hollien = 216

    11- Deborah Moore = 122

    Special thanks to Laura Buttenbaum, Ellen Brown and Brian Henehan.

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  • By Alexis Alexander, 

    Membership Manager

    blue-sky-mission-clubI'm thrilled to announce that Blue Sky Mission Club will perform at our annual Springtime Dance Party in the Parking Lot on Thursday, May 21. As every Ithaca dance-lover knows, May is the month when the outdoor music-and-dance season begins in earnest, brightening our lives as the rich bounty of local talent fills the streets and parks throughout the region. What better place for GreenStar member-owners to kick off this incredible season than in our own parking lot!

    Blue Sky Mission Club embraces a "deep understanding of roots, rhythm, and Americana,"...

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Next Council Meeting

Tuesday, May 12,
6:30 - 9:30 pm

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

Members always welcome!

Possible Agenda Items:

 

  • Receive GM's B.11 Education 
Monitoring Report
  • Council Self-Monitoring of 
Policy C.4, Meetings
  • Certify Tellers' Report
  • Proposed Reinstatement of Membership Addition to Policy 2.6, 
Conditions of Membership
  • Select attendees to CBLD 101, Board Basics or Leadership Training
  • Officer Election Discussion
  • Seat New Council members 
Elected to Fill Current Vacancies

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.

2015 Spring Member Mailing. Candidate statements, ballots, voting instructions and more.

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