COMMUNITY FOOD CO-OP

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

IN PERSON, CO-OP TRAINING ROOM UPSTAIRS, 6:30 PM

10 MARCH, 2022

MEETING MINUTES

 

PRESENT: J. BATTON, M. COBURN, C. HILDRETH, M. HOLLINGSWORTH, H. KIM, J. MADGIC, S. QUARLES, C. SHANKS, M. SKOGLUND, J. MADDEN (FACILITATOR), K. WISEMAN (GENERAL MANAGER), T. RODRIGUEZ (BOARD ASSISTANT), K. BELTON (Co-op Member & prospective Board candidate).

EXCUSED:  none absent.

Check-Ins

MEMBER FORUM: No members in attendance.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

REVIEW & FINALIZE agenda, December 2021, January and February 2022 meeting minutes, calendar and action items review.

 

COMMITTEE ITEMS THAT REQUIRE BOARD ACTION

NAP: Board email policy update was discussed, new policy APPROVED.

Giving Committee: The committee asked Co-op staff DEI Council for their recommendation of a nonprofit to receive Apple a Day funds for June 2022, Pride Month. Recommendation was APPROVED by the committee and the Board.

 

GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT

The Controller and Management Team have been reviewing the effects of inflation and sales growth on the Co-op’s labor budget and making necessary adjustments. Discussion of staffing challenges. Online memberships are up and running smoothly so far. We’ve been ramping up category management and resets throughout the store.

 

FINANCE

Meat Department inventory was completed, with other departments to conduct inventories soon. Deli numbers looking good with the reopening of the hot bar. Marketing has just launched the Members Save More program and campaign, with other projects on the horizon. The committee discussed membership dividends with the Controller, with plans for the Board to revisit this topic in August or September.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

  • DEI: standing topic
  • CCMA Conference in June, hybrid – Sioux Falls, SD and online.

Theme: Rooted: Renewing Our Cooperative Identity.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Personnel Committee, 6-month check in with GM.Min