DATE: Wednesday, 1/26 TIME: 5:15 pm ZOOM LINK:Click Here MEETING ID: 857 9285 7728 PASSWORD: 482495 BOARD PACKET:View Here
HCCS Board Candidate Informational Session
DATE: Saturday, 1/29 TIME: 11 am ZOOM LINK:Click Here MEETING ID: 862 6807 7097 PASSWORD: 401563
Member Linkage Committee Meeting
DATE: Mondays (2nd and 4th of Every Month) TIME: 5 pm ZOOM LINK:Click Here MEETING ID: 858 6836 4615 PASSWORD: 533202
Board Meeting Recap—November 2021
The Co-op’s Board of Directors held its monthly meeting on November 17, 2021 via ZOOM. Eight board members were in attendance along with five employees, two guests, and one additional Co-op member.
The meeting was called to order at 5:16 p.m. by Board President Nick Clark. After passing the consent agenda, the board heard presentations by the Co-op’s Director of Administrative Operations on upgrades at the Lebanon store and the Director of Finance on financial statements and multi-year planning.
The board approved Nick Clark to be Chair of the GM Search Committee, following the October 31, 2021, announcement by GM Paul Guidone of his retirement in April 2022. The board then went into executive session to discuss employees as members of the GM Search Committee. Upon coming out of executive session, the board approved the appointment of board members Kevin Birdsey, Orin Pacht, and Peggy O’Neil and Co-op member-owner Sherice McCarthy Hill as members of the committee and also approved Director of Administrative Operations Lori Hildbrand as a non-voting member. Additional members of the committee will be presented for approval in a future board meeting.
A presentation by representatives of the auditing firm Baker Newman Noyes updated the board on the upcoming audit process and gave the board the opportunity to ask questions and make requests of the auditors.
Board budget planning was presented by Board Treasurer Peggy O’Neil, with a request for feedback from board members.
Board member Marta Ceroni offered input from a member concerned about the Co-op’s plan for achieving net zero emissions by 2030. The member will be invited to attend the December meeting when a presentation will be made by Vermont Energy Investment Corp. on its recommendations and action plan.
The board discussed its monitoring report on GP 5 President’s Role in which it found the board president and the board to be in compliance, with a notation that new board member orientation can use improvement in the future.
The GM’s monthly report was reviewed. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee sought board approval for Julia Pupko to join the committee, which was given. Election Committee Chair Conicia Jackson updated the board on her committee’s work with Member Services and reminded all board members of the December 6 ZOOM forum for member-owners interested in learning more about board work. Ends Committee Chair Marta Ceroni updated the board about the next committee meeting on December 7.
The meeting adjourned at 7:29 p.m.
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2020 HCCS Board Committee List for Member Involvement
Listed below are the chairpeople overseeing the various committees.
Bylaws Committee: Rosemary Fifield. Email at rosemaryfifield [at] board.coopfoodstore.com
Ends Committee: Marta Ceroni. Email at martaceroni [at] board.coopfoodstore.com
Elections Committee: Conicia Jackson. Email at coniciajackson [at] board.coopfoodstore.com
Governance Committee: Rosemary Fifield. Email at rosemaryfifield [at] board.coopfoodstore.com
Member Linkage Committee: Jessica Giordani. Email at jessicagiordani [at] board.coopfoodstore.com
Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee: Kevin Birdsey. Email at kbirdsey [at] board.coopfoodstore.com.
Note: Co-op members are welcome to attend board committee meetings and encouraged to share their thoughts with committee chairs on topics of interest to them.
The time and location of board committee meetings will be posted 48 hours in advance. We look forward to seeing you!