Annual Meeting

Brattleboro Food Co-op 2021 digital Annual Meeting

November 10th 5:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Board of Director and Bylaw voting begins at the close of the meeting

Annual Meeting held on Zoom*

RSVP here by November 3 to reserve a meal and receive the Zoom link: 2021 Annual Meeting RSVP

Agenda: 

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Musical performance by John Hughes.

After a phenomenal and loved performance at last year’s annual meeting we felt it appropriate to welcome John back for an encore performance. John Hughes is an artist and musician performing an instrument called the Kora. To learn more about John’s music and art please visit his website: https://johnhughesarts.com

6:00 p.m. – 6:10 p.m. Welcome from Facilitator (Nadav Malin) and Board Vice President (Judy Fink)

Our facilitator will set the agenda for the meeting and share a few ground rules for the evening. The Vice President will welcome everyone to the meeting and introduce the board candidates. 

6:10 – 6:30: Officer Reports

Annual updates will be shared by the Board President, General Manager, and the Treasurer of the Co-op. 

6:10 – President Report (Jerelyn Wilson) 

6:15 – GM Report (Sabine Rhyne)

6:20 – Treasurer Report (Tamara Stenn)

6:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Co-op Q&A

We welcome questions for any and all presenters at the Annual Meeting. All questions must be entered in the chat of Zoom. All questions will be sent to everyone so that all attendees can see what questions are being posed. 

6:45 – 7:30: BIPOC Entrepreneur Panel Discussion and Q & A – Facilitated by Tabitha Moore

Join us for a panel discussion hosted by Tabitha Moore with BIPOC entrepreneurs of Vermont. These leaders will share their story and educate us on how we can create more equity in the food system. We hope that this panel discussion can bring some better understanding of our current food and financial system and how we can support businesses owned by people of color in Vermont. Time will be allotted near the end of this portion of the meeting for questions and answers. We are pleased to welcome Amber Arnold of SUSU commUNITY Farm, Marlena Fishman  of Zen Barn Farms, and Earl Ransom of Strafford Organic Dairy.

7:30 – 7:40: Wrap up: 

Thank departing Board members (Jerelyn) 

7:40 – 7:45: Closing – meeting adjourns 7:45 pm

 

Meals will be available for pickup on November 9th and 10th at the back of Co-op parking lot outside. More details to be determined. All Shareholder attendees must RSVP to ensure they have reserved a meal. Click here to RSVP.

Meal prepared by the Deli featuring samosas by Global Village Foods, apples from Dwight Miller Orchards, and greens from Picadilly Farm. 

 

Meal #1 – Vegetarian Samosa and Vegan BFC Deli Dhal:

Curried Vegetable Samosa (made by Global Village Foods – contains wheat and soy)

Tarka Dhal, Rice Blend, Steamed Greens*, and Apple crisp** (Made at BFC – vegan and made without gluten ingredients)

Meal #2 – Chicken Samosa and Vegan BFC Deli Dhal:

Chicken and Spinach Samosa (made by Global Village Foods – contains wheat and soy)

Tarka Dhal, Rice Blend, Steamed Greens*, and Apple crisp**  (Made at BFC – vegan and made without gluten ingredients)

Meal #3 – Curried Cauliflower and Vegan BFC Deli Dhal:

Curried Cauliflower (vegan and made without gluten ingredients),

Tarka Dhal, Rice Blend, Steamed Greens*, and Apple crisp*  (Made at BFC – vegan and made without gluten ingredients)

 

**Picadilly Farm Kale

***Dwight Miller Orchards Macoun apples

 

*The Annual Meeting is being recorded for Shareholders who are unable to attend so they can watch it later.