by Jeannine Bindl, Board President
The end of our harvest season is upon us. In just a few weeks, Thanksgiving will be here with all of its delicious smells and offerings. The season is busy for many of us. Our stores have many ways we can help reduce stress without sacrificing flavor. More information about turkeys, pies, and Thanksgiving accoutrements can be found on page 14.
In October many of your Board members had the opportunity to serve cake and connect with you during our Owner Appreciation festivities. We are so thankful for you and your investment in our community. Thank you for coming out to enjoy the fun!
At our October Board meeting we reviewed three of our B policies (the set of policies that define the General Manager’s Constraints). Policy review is one way the Board of Directors monitors the Co-op as a business. This month we reviewed our Financial Conditions and Activities, Planning and Financial Budgeting, and Asset Protection policies. These are known internally as policy B1, 2, and 3 respectively. Our Financial Conditions and Activities policy is reviewed quarterly; all other policies are monitored annually unless we need more information or the policy needs to be reviewed to better fit our needs. I am pleased to report that all three monitoring reports were approved both by the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors.
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From our collective table to yours, we wish you a wonderful November and Thanksgiving holiday. Thank you again for choosing to invest in your cooperative, your community, and yourself. Cheers!