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.

 


February 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

Interested in visiting our board meeting this month? Check out the agenda here. Our next meeting is Monday, February 6th, 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. 

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!
January 2017 Board Minutes comming soon
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

Friday
Feb122016

February 2016 Board Summary 

Friday
Jan082016

January 2016 Board Summary 

Monday
Dec212015

December 2015 Board Summary 

Thursday
Nov192015

November 2015 Board Summary 

Monday
Oct192015

October 2015 Board Summary

Tuesday
Aug042015

2015 Annual Meeting Election Results

Here are the results of this year's election:

Congratulations to our three board directors elected this year.

Chris Moore (incumbent)
Hether Frayer (incumbent)
Kevin Ford (newly-elected)

The four proposed bylaw changes were also approved!

  • Annual meeting timing proposal - 94% in favor
  • Dissolution of Co-op requiring 2/3 vote proposal - 96% in favor
  • Asset retention in Kalamazoo proposal - 98% in favor
  • Allowing online voting proposal - 90% in favor