Board Meeting Minutes Archive

Meeting minutes are available after they have been approved at the following month's Board meeting.

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October 2017: No Board meeting

September 2017 meeting minutes

  • Board meeting schedule changed
  • Citizens' Climate Lobby form signed by Board

August 2017 meeting minutes

  • Ends policy discussion
  • Citizens' Climate lobby dialogue 

July 2017: No Board meeting

June 2017 meeting minutes

  • WIC certification discussion and vote
  • Approval of the written statement regarding immigration 

May 2017 meeting minutes

  • Study and Engagement: "The Productivity Formula"
  • Spring Board Retreat recap

April 2017 meeting minutes

  • Seating of newly elected Board members
  • Annual Meeting recap
  • Assigning of Board committees and chairs

March 2017 meeting minutes

  • Approved use of electronic voting for bylaw approval
  • Reviewed all committee charters and updated as needed
  • Study & Engagement: P6

February 2017 meeting minutes

  • Study & Engagement: Upholding Co-op values in a time of political upheaval
  • Discussion about April's Annual Meeting agenda

January 2017 meeting minutes

  • Study & Engagement: Staff serving on the Board
  • March's Board meeting moved to March 21st due to March 14th being during Spring Break

December 2016 meeting minutes

  • Proposal for Growth Project Presentations approved
  • Board election and possible applicant update

November 2016 meeting minutes

  • Study and Engagement discussion: "Membership Rights and Responsibilities": Establishing share price and payment options
  • Discuss procedure for members to call a special meeting
  • February Board meeting moved to Monday, February 13th 

October 2016 meeting minutes

  • Board will increase to 9 seats.
  • Election packet is currently available on Co-op's website and at the Customer Service Desk.
  • The Board voted to remove the "no" option in an uncontested election. There will be the option to abstain. 

September 2016 meeting minutes

  • Study and Engagement discussion: Two Cooperative Grocer articles 
  • Discuss Board elections timeline

August 2016 meeting minutes

  • Tim Kohler to fill the vacant director seat.
  • Bylaws approved for legal review

July 2016 meeting minutes

  • Review Bylaw feedback from Owners
  • Discuss Bylaw adoption timeline

June 2016 meeting minutes

  • Reviewed the Bylaw Revision process
  • Adopted Governance Policies

May 2016 meeting minutes

  • Study and Engagement discussion: CG Growth Roadway by Art Sherwood
  • Proposed Bylaw Draft will be released to membership with a revision process timeline

April 2016 meeting minutes

  • Public Forum comments regarding Bill Beck and 2016 election
  • Seating of Laurene Sorensen and David Nelson
  • Approval to start process to fill vacancy by Board appointment

March 2016 meeting minutes

  • Proposal on whom to retain for legal counsel for capitalization options and bylaws update
  • Discussion about what Board business information should be provided regularly to owners and in response to requests
  • Study & Engagement: growth capitalization options

February 2016 meeting minutes

  • Public Forum: Concern about process for changing bylaws
  • Vote to propose new bylaws at later date
  • Study & Engagement discussion: growth capitalization questions

January 2016 meeting minutes

  • Study & Engagement discussion: growth capitalization options
  • Consideration of changing bylaws to allow staff service on the Board of Directors
  • Bylaw review and change discussion

 

     

       

         

           

           

          December 2015 meeting minutes

          • Public Forum: Call for Staff service on the Co-op Board
          • Discussion about ownership clarifications needed for online voting
          • Ad hoc committee on owner communications report

          November 2015 meeting minutes

          • Growth Forum reflections
          • Resolution to distribute patronage dividends
          • Approval of electronic voting in 2016 Board election

          October 2015 meeting minutes

          • Board resignations
          • Appointment candidate interviews
          • Electronic voting discussion & vote

          September 2015 meeting minutes

          • Study and Engagement: Growth and Expansion
          • Policy report: Participating Owner discount equity
          • Election 2016 planning

          August 2015 meeting minutes

          • Public Forum: Community News feedback
          • Owner Engagement Ad Hoc Committee Clarifications
          • Study & Engagement: The Importance of Retail Purchasing Guidelines.

          The July Board meeting was cancelled due to Board member schedule conflicts.

          June 2015 Board Minutes

          • Public Forum: Staff service on Board, Community News
          • Board Resolution on Idaho Civil Rights Act
          • Board Affirmation of non-discrimination

          May 2015 Board Minutes

          • Public Forum: Community News; Diversity & Inclusion
          • Tuesday Growers Market
          • GM Compensation policy

          April 2015 Board Minutes

          • Community News discussion
          • Co-op values discussion
          • Tuesday Growers Market update

          March 2015 Board Minutes

          • 2015 budget projects
          • Policy for GM performance evaluation and compensation review

          February 2015 Board Minutes

          • Owner account/bylaw clarity
          • Study & Engagement discussion: Board and GM roles in owner engagement

          January 2015 Board Minutes

          • General Manager Operations Reports
          • Board candidate eligibility

          December 2014 Board Minutes

          • Study & Engagement discussion: cooperative democracy and its influence on products, elections, and more
          • Report and questions about MFC financial conditions

          November 2014 Board Minutes

          • Discussion about communication channels and community event sponsorships
          • Study & Engagement discussion: “Spirit of Generosity” reading

          October 2014 Board Minutes

          • Study & Engagement discussion: readings about the growth process
          • Report: new Owner Services position

          September 2014 Board Minutes

          • Mission statement
          • Current financial conditions

          August 2014 Board Minutes

          • Plan for approaching Co-op growth
          • Finalizing GM grievance details

          July 2014 Board Minutes

          • Open Board seat
          • Strategic Plan

          June 2014 Board Minutes

          • Decision about patronage dividends
          • Reconsideration of ad hoc Participating Owner Committee

          May 2014 Board Minutes

          • Discussion about grievance process
          • Board policy compliance

          April 2014 Board Minutes

          • New director and officers
          • Lewiston Co-op effort

          March 2014 Board Minutes

          • Study & Engagement on owner engagement
          • Ad Hoc Participating Owner Committee formation

          February 2014 Board Minutes

          • Participating Owner Program
          • Strategic Plan update

          January 2014 Board Minutes

          • Policy change regarding access to personnel files
          • Executive session regarding at-will employment