The Co-op’s Board of Directors held its monthly meeting on November 18, 2020, beginning at 5:15 p.m. via ZOOM. Ten directors and five staff were present. No other Co-op members attended the meeting.
After monitoring the General Manager’s report on EL 10 – Appropriate Architecture and Design and finding it in compliance, the Board held a brief discussion of GP 5 – President’s Role. General Manager Paul Guidone then provided an update to his monthly General Manager’s report before presenting the draft of his Business Plan for 2021. The board agreed to seek a date for an informational meeting before the December board meeting, where the GM can answer questions about his business plan and dive deeper into the financials.
A follow-up to the board’s recent training on Member Linkage Planning was given by Amanda Charland, the Co-op’s Director of Cooperative Engagement. The board then welcomed Jeff Wheeler and Doug DeLara of Newman Baker Noyes, who presented their preliminary plan for conducting the Co-op’s annual audit after the close of the current fiscal year. Management and staff left the meeting to allow an executive session with the board and auditors in private conversation.
Upon returning to the open meeting, the board was rejoined by Paul Guidone and Director of Finance Mark Langlois, and the auditors left the meeting. Emmanuel Ajavon, Chair of the Election Committee, presented a short report on the committee’s activities and asked his fellow board members to begin their outreach to possible board candidates for the April election. Five seats will be open at that time, with four three-year terms and one one-year term.
Marta Ceroni, Chair of the Ends Committee, gave a brief report. 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: Emmanuel Ajavon. Email at emmanuelajavon [at] board.coopfoodstore.com
Governance Committee: Jessica Saturley-Hall. Email at jessicasaturleyhall [at] board.coopfoodstore.com
HCCF Advisory Committee: Kevin Birdsey. Email at kbirdsey [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!