COMMUNITY FOOD CO-OP

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

REMOTE VIA ZOOM, 6:30 PM

8 APRIL, 2021

MEETING MINUTES

 

PRESENT: B. BUCHANAN, C. HILDRETH, H. KIM, J. MADGIC, S. QUARLES, C. SHANKS, M. SKOGLUND, K. WISEMAN (GENERAL MANAGER), J. MADDEN (FACILITATOR), T. RODRIGUEZ (BOARD ASSISTANT). Co-op Member W. KILLIAN (Visitor).

EXCUSED: A. DAWOOD.

 

Check-Ins

 

and she asked the Board for the Co-op’s participation. The Co-op is committed to reusable bags and has been a leader in this area for many years. We are allied with Wren’s objective and appreciate her dedication. However, the Board’s final decision is that we will not participate in these efforts through this specific organization.

 

DECISIONS: CHANGES TO BOARD ROSTER: Andleeb Dawood tendered her resignation to the Board, and it was Accepted with appreciation for her dedication and the knowledge and skills she brought to the Board. Andleeb will remain a member of the Finance Committee as a Working Member. The Board Appointed Jeff Batton to the Board to serve out the remainder of Andleeb’s term. Co-op Board Member Hyun Kim was appointed to the role of Interim Treasurer and Finance Chair.MEMBER FORUM: Member Wren Killian was present to talk about the Bags for Change program,

 

Approve April 2021 Agenda and March 2021 Draft Minutes: Completed.

CONSENT AGENDA All committee notes were accepted. Minutes were approved. Action item checklist was reviewed.

 

COMMITTEE ITEMS THAT REQUIRE BOARD ACTION: None.

 

GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT:

Staff: Staffing has been challenging. We are short staffed in several departments and have not had enough qualified applicants to fill the positions. Food Service has had to rework some offerings based on the staffing levels and ability to keep items stocked. May and June tend to be better months for hiring. When we are ready to begin self-serve salad bar again, we will open at CDT first, then CWM.

Remodel Project: Discussion of new cheese and produce cases.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Standing agenda item: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI): Nothing new to report. The CCMA Conference will be held virtually again this year and members of our Board will attend.

The Board approved an ad hoc General Membership Meeting (GMM) Committee.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE: As the Co-op’s cash position is still strong, the committee recommended a second Appreciation Bonus for staff in the amount of $1/hr worked for the quarter (about $50K), in recognition of their continued perseverance in challenging times. APPROVED.

 

REVIEW OF ACTION ITEMS

EXECUTIVE SESSION Start: 7:45 PM End: 8:10 PM