Meeting Minutes Archive

2017 PFC Board Elections

With nearly 30% of eligible owners voting, we're excited to welcome back to the board Jo Ann Mundy, as well as welcome new board members Torrie Condet and Kris Miller. PFC is grateful to all that rand and all that voted.

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


June 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

Interested in visiting our board meeting this month? Check out the agenda here. Our next meeting is Monday, August 7th, 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. In addition to governance, the Board provides fiduciary and management oversight.

 In addition, our Ends Policy is used to guide the organization in every decisions that we make - from what to carry on the shelves to how to best engage our community. 

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


PFC Ends Statement

GLOBAL:
The People’s Food Co-op of Kalamazoo exists to create access for all to food that is healthy for people, land and the economy. (updated 1/26/10, updated 10/5/15) 

SUB ENDS: (created 11/15/10, updated 11/18/12, updated 10/5/15)
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. 

 

Tuesday
Jun062017

May 2017 Board Summary

Tuesday
Jun062017

April 2017 Board Summary

Monday
Apr102017

February 2017 Board Summary 

Monday
Apr102017

March 2017 Board Summary 

Board members JoAnn Mundy, Chris Moore, Kevin Ford, Rachelle Yeaman, Ben Brown, Mike Strouhauer, Max Hospaduruk in attendance, with Hether Frayer not present with an approved absence.

Guests/members included Kris Miller, PFC staff Joe Lucas, and PFC HR intern Lauren Eagle.

Meeting highlights included consideration of endorsement for a business seeking Lisc/Kiva funding. Annual Member Meeting/Party and PFC plans to increase service to membership and community customers. PFC GM has been working to refinance 2011 expansion owner loans to ensure sustainable payback terms. Board positions will become open in the next year and we are seeking candidates.

March 2017 Board Minutes

Monday
Apr102017

March 2017 Board Summary 

Board members JoAnn Mundy, Chris Moore, Kevin Ford, Rachelle Yeaman, Ben Brown, Mike Strouhauer, Max Hospaduruk in attendance, with Hether Frayer not present with an approved absence.

Guests/members included Kris Miller, PFC staff Joe Lucas, and PFC HR intern Lauren Eagle.

Meeting highlights included consideration of endorsement for a business seeking Lisc/Kiva funding. Annual Member Meeting/Party and PFC plans to increase service to membership and community customers. PFC GM has been working to refinance 2011 expansion owner loans to ensure sustainable payback terms. Board positions will become open in the next year and we are seeking candidates.

March 2017 Board Minutes coming soon

 

Friday
Mar172017

February 2017 Board Summary 

Thursday
Jan122017

October 2015 Board Summary

Thursday
Jan122017

January 2017 Board Summary 

PFC's Board of Directors had a great meeting on Monday, with several visitors present. We reviewed GM Executive Limitations Policies L.8 Communication and Support to the Board; and our Board Governing G.9 Membership Communication and G.10 Grievance Policies. 

We engaged conversation around our continued participation in Cooperative Board Leadership Development (CBLD), a program of Co-operative Development Services. CBLD is a board development ­program designed to provide ongoing support to food ­cooperatives and their owners. Our Board primarily uses CBLD retreat planning & ­facilitation, and for ongoing customizable consultation support. Ask a Board member how and when you could participate in a CDS Coop Cafe in our region. Additionally, we explored options to gain owner input on our Ends statement and Owner linkage through a scavenger hunt! Look for more news on this!
Thursday
Jan122017

December 2016 Board Summary

Thursday
Jan122017

October 2016 Board Summary

Thursday
Jan122017

January 2016 Board Summary 

Thursday
Jan122017

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Monday
Jan092017

January 2017 Board Summary 

PFC's Board of Directors had a great meeting on Monday, with several visitors present. We reviewed GM Executive Limitations Policies L.8 Communication and Support to the Board; and our Board Governing G.9 Membership Communication and G.10 Grievance Policies. 

We engaged conversation around our continued participation in Cooperative Board Leadership Development (CBLD), a program of Co-operative Development Services. CBLD is a board development ­program designed to ­provide ongoing support to food ­cooperatives and their owners. Our Board primarily uses CBLD retreat planning & ­facilitation, and for ongoing customizable consultation support. Ask a Board member how and when you could participate in a CDS Coop Cafe in our region. Additionally, we explored options to gain owner input on our Ends statement and Owner linkage through a scavenger hunt! Look for more news on this!

 

Monday
Jan092017

January 2016 Board Summary 

 

PFC's Board of Directors had a great meeting on Monday, with several visitors present. We reviewed GM Executive Limitations Policies L.8 Communication and Support to the Board; and our Board Governing G.9 Membership Communication and G.10 Grievance Policies. 

We engaged conversation around our continued participation in Cooperative Board Leadership Development (CBLD), a program of Co-operative Development Services. CBLD is a board development ­program designed to ­provide ongoing support to food ­cooperatives and their owners. Our Board primarily uses CBLD retreat planning & ­facilitation, and for ongoing customizable consultation support. Ask a Board member how and when you could participate in a CDS Coop Cafe in our region. Additionally, we explored options to gain owner input on our Ends statement and Owner linkage through a scavenger hunt! Look for more news on this!

 

 

Tuesday
Aug232016

August 2016 Board Summary

At the August board meeting, the Board of Directors re-capped the Annual Meeting which was held in June at the Night Market. We thought it was a great event overall, and came up with several ways to make next year's event event better. If you have feedback on the Annual Meeting, we'd love to hear it! Please email our Media & Communications Coordinator. We reviewed the PFC financial reports from the second quarter of 2016, and enjoyed hearing an update on PFC Markets. We also discussed board perpetuation. The board is always seeking new board members - if you are interested, contact board vice-president Chris Moore

Monday
Jun132016

June 2016 Board Summary 

Saturday
May282016

May 2016 Board Summary 

Friday
Apr222016

April 2016 Board Summary

Friday
Mar182016

March 2016 Board Summary

Friday
Mar182016

March 2016 Board Summary