COMMUNITY FOOD CO-OP
BOARD OF DIRECTORS (BOD) MEETING
REMOTE VIA ZOOM
8 SEPTEMBER 2020
PRESENT: A. DAWOOD, 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). EXCUSED: L. PETERMANN.
CONSENT AGENDA All committee notes were accepted. Minutes were approved. Action item checklist was reviewed.
COMMITTEE ITEMS THAT REQUIRE BOARD ACTION Finalize Retreat Dates and Format: October 16,17,18 are the suggested dates from the NAP Committee poll. Retreat Committee will meet and finalize agenda.
GIVING COMMITTEE Working Member program discussion. The Giving Committee is exploring the idea of starting a program where members could volunteer at local nonprofits in return for a store discount. The Board will continue this discussion at their annual retreat in October.
GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT
- We’ve had a good summer financially. August rolling monthly sales growth: CWM 24.8% CDT -55% Global 9.4%
- Corrections in distancing have been made to ensure staff are working six feet apart, or for short periods when closer is necessary. We expect Covid prevention measures/protocols to be in effect through winter. We’re trying to keep as few workers on the floor at one time as we can to help with distancing for customers and workers alike.
- Facilities: lightning strike in August affected our CoGen generator. Quick staff response and the ability to put perishable product into the large new warehouse coolers and freezers meant that very little product was lost, but we did have $25K in lost sales. Management is working to resolve issues with CoGen because it saves a great deal of electricity when running smoothly.
- Rotisserie chicken is here to stay! We’re pricing out a rotisserie unit that can supply both stores with birds.
FINANCE Our organization is doing very well. CDT is far behind last year but trending up; CWM is exceeding all expectations in this unprecedented time. Our cash position is very strong. We anticipate a sales drop in September that happens every year. Global margin has gone down because departments with smaller margins are the ones experiencing growth. The committee discussed the potential renewal and terms of member loans that will come due in October.
REVIEW OF ACTION ITEMS
EXECUTIVE SESSION: None. MEETING ADJOURNED: 8:22 pm.