Meeting Minutes Archive

PFC is a consumer cooperative; this means we are owned by our customers. Our owners fill a nine-seat board of directors from among their ranks


Board Meeting Agenda

Interested in visiting our board meeting? Check out the agenda here. Depending on holidays, our meetings are on the first Monday of the month from 7-9pm at PFC (507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo). 


The role of the Board is to establish a vision for the future of the Co-op and govern the cooperative towards these ends. At People's, our Board governs via our By-Laws and our Policies. the Board also provides fiduciary and management oversight.

Our Ends Policy guides the organization in the decisions we make - from the products on the shelves to engagement in our community. 

The general manager regularly reports on PFC's progress toward achieving our Ends. See Ends report here


PFC Ends Statement

GLOBAL:
PFC of Kalamazoo exists to create access for all to food that is healthy for people, land and the economy. 

SUB ENDS: 
People – Because of PFC:
We are a thriving antiracist/anti-oppressive cooperative village.
We are a food sovereign community. 

Land – Because of PFC:
There is a healthier ecological system. 

Economy – Because of PFC:
Cooperative business exists in our community.
Local jobs exist in our community.
Local money stays in our local economy.

 

Board Members

Our Board is made up of the following volunteer directors (the date after the name denotes the end of the term for that director):

You can also find past board meeting summaries and meeting minutes in the archive sidebar above. 

 

Sunday
Nov182018

November 2018

(November Meeting Minutes will be posted after acceptance at next general BOD meeting).

The BOD retreat will be taking place in November. Topics on our agenda will include living into our goal of becoming an antiracist organization, and continued relevance in a changing economy; including work on mission/vision/ends. We talked about the Anti-Racism Transformation Team’s (ARTT) goals around the Change for Change program and how organizations are chosen. The financial health of PFC was discussed as well as ways to turn around declining sales. Members of the BOD attended a food justice workshop held in Kalamazoo about the sovereignty, security and safety of our food supply, and how to disrupt racism in the food system. A new BOD member will be joining shortly, and there is an additional resigned seat to fill.

Thursday
Oct182018

October 2018

October meeting Minutes 

The BOD retreat will be taking place in November. Topics on our agenda will include living into our goal of becoming an anti-racist organization, and continued relevance in a changing economy; including work on mission/vision/ends. We monitored L.4.2. Q2 2018 finances, L.10 Anti-racist Transformation Team, G.5. Board Committee Principles, and G.6. Annual Agenda Cycle & BOD Calendar. Hot topics included adding a new BOD member by appointment to a vacant seat and staffing.

Wednesday
Aug152018

September 2018

No meeting in September 2018

Wednesday
Aug152018

September 2018

No meeting in September 2018

Wednesday
Aug152018

August 2018

Tuesday
Aug072018

Apply to be on the PFC Board of Directors today!

PFC Board of Directors is currently seeking to appoint one additional board member to round out our team of eight to a team of nine.

Are you excited about the work of PFC, creating access for all to good food? Are you a big picture thinker? Are you committed to anti-oppression and racial equity work? Do you have experience working within a group to make good things happen? If you read these questions and get more excited with everyone, we want to talk to you!

Your next step is to download and fill out a 2018 PFC Board Candidacy Application. Email the application or any questions to pfcboard@googlegroups.com. Applications will be considered at every first Monday of the month Board Meeting until the seat is filled.

Sunday
Jul152018

July 2018

 July 2018 Meeting Minutes

 

Sunday
Jul152018

July 2018

July 2018 Meeting Minutes (July Meeting Minutes will be posted after acceptance at next general BOD meeting)

Monday
Jun182018

June 2018

Sunday
May272018

May 2018

Sunday
May272018

April 2018

April 2018 Meeting Minutes

The BOD spent a lot of time this session reviewing Policy and thinking about the future of PFC. Owners are the backbone of PFC and we are very interested in what our owners think about the future of PFC. We lengthened our meeting in April to include a community visioning session and will continue the conversation during the Owners Annual Meeting.

Owners Annual Meeting to be held Thursday May 24th at Wesley Campus Ministry WMU. Music by Pariah Band from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Pot luck at 6 pm. Meeting from 7:30 to 8:30 pm focused on Ends and community conversations. Theme for the potluck: Taco Bar. Owners to bring taco toppings!!

Sunday
May272018

March 2018

Sunday
May272018

March 2018

Sunday
May272018

February 2018

Sunday
May272018

February 2018

Sunday
May272018

January 2018

No Meeting in January

Monday
May212018

February 2018 Board Summary

Sunday
Feb182018

September 2017 Board Summary

No meeting due to Labor Day holiday.

Sunday
Feb182018

July 2017 Board Summary

No meeting due to Fourth of July holiday.

Sunday
Feb182018

August 2017 Board Summary