Getting to know you and making a slam dunk!

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The Brattleboro Food Co-op Board of Directors kicked off the (almost) new year at our annual retreat, this time online. We spent a Saturday morning in December building cohesion, trust, and effectiveness as a group. As the newest Board member Steffen Gillom said, “It was impactful, and I’m looking forward to getting to know the other Board members.” Other participating Board members included President Jerelyn Wilson, Judy Fink, Beth Neher, Joe Giancarlo, Denise Glover, Mark Adams, and myself, Tamara Stenn.

2020 BFC Election Results for BOD, Bylaws and Ratification

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2020 ELECTION RESULTS

BOARD, BYLAW, and WORKING SHAREHOLDER DISCOUNT

TOTAL BALLOTS CAST: 1,029: 1,027 on-line ballots, 2 paper ballots. No ballots were invalid.

RESULTS BY CANDIDATE:

Steffen Gillom 853 votes Elected to the Board for a three year term

Mark Adams 773 votes Elected to the Board for a three year term

Joe Giancarlo 701 votes Elected to the Board for a two year term*

Reflections on the Annual Meeting

In case you were not one of the 145 owners who registered and/or attended the Brattleboro Food Co-op’s Annual Shareholder Meeting on the evening of Wednesday, November 11th, you can get a really good sense of the content by reading the minutes that will be posted once they are approved at the December Board meeting. They are actually quite descriptive.

Proposed Changes to the Bylaws – Update

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You may remember reading about some proposed bylaw changes in our .  We realized after the October Food for Thought ‘went to press’ that we did not include all proposed bylaw changes in that article. The Board is also recommending that Article 1 of our bylaws be amended as shown below. We previewed this for you in Beth Neher’s September Food for Thought article,  but unintentionally omitted the final proposed “before and after” in the October e-newsletter. Here are all the proposed bylaw changes that you’ll see on the ballot this year, starting with the changes to Article 1 .
 

ARTICLE 1. ORGANIZATION