Run for the Board of Directors
Willy Street Grocery Co-op (WSGC) Directors oversee community assets invested in the store estimated at almost $4 million and sales of over $14 million. This means that your participation on the Board can have a profound impact on the neighborhood, the lives of our members, employees and shoppers, and the natural food businesses and farmers that rely on the store to get their products to market.
Each year, three seats are open for election. Are you the perfect person to join us as we set a future course for the Co-op and keep the investment that member-owners make in the store working for the good of our community?
New Board members are brought up to speed on current issues and policies affecting the Co-op. Each year, WSGC sponsors new Board members to attend the Consumer Cooperatives Management Association meeting in June, where workshops on co-op directorship and networking help to orient all of us on issues, strategies and trends in natural foods retailing. Past conferences were held in Boston, Chicago, Eureka, CA, Portland, OR, and Cleveland, to name a few.
Help us put WSGC’s success to good use for the community and the natural foods movement. Run for the Board!
• Make a difference in your neighborhood and the natural foods movement.
• Be a WSGC member-owner.
• Commit to a three-year term.
All nominees must answer the following questions:
Get your responses and a photo to us before August 10th, 2006 or at the Annual Membership Meeting. All nominees will be introduced to the membership at this time. If you wish to address the membership, that would be great! Your response to the above questions will be printed in the September issue of the Reader. Submissions that go over the stated word count will be edited for space. However, full comments will be placed on our website at www.willystreet.coop. Please include your address, telephone number and member number. We will verify receipt of your letter. Send nominations to:
Owner Relations Committee
Balloting begins on September 1st and continues through September 18, 6pm. Ballot counting will take place on September 18th, when winners will be announced.