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. Our meetings are on the first Monday of most Months from 7-9pm at PFC (507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo). We typically do not meet in the months of July and January.


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. 

 

Monday
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June 2018

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

Sunday
May272018

May 2018

Sunday
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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

Sunday
Feb182018

June 2017 Board Summary

Sunday
Feb182018

June 2017 Board Summary

No meeting due to Fourth of July holiday.

Sunday
Feb182018

June 2017 Board Summary

Wednesday
Dec132017

December 2017 Board Summary 

Board Members: Ben Brown, Torrie Condet, Kevin Ford, Heather Frayer, Max Hospadurak, Kris Miller, Chris Moore, JoAnn Mundy, Rachelle Yeaman

Guests: Nia Evans, PFC Worker
Meeting highlights included thinking of ways Board Members can support operations to more robustly engage current PFC ownership and potential ownership. PFC GM continues to lead expansion efforts which are on schedule to conclude before February 2018. Kalamazoo and Portage Farmer's Markets were profitable this year with an increase in WIC and Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) participation. This increase continues to reflect a strong alignment with PFC ends statement to create access for all to food that is healthy for people, land , and the economy. Rachelle Yeaman was nominated by the board and accepted the position of Board President. 

 

December 2017 Board Minutes

Thursday
Nov302017

November 2017 Board Minutes 

Wednesday, November 6, 2017 at 7:03pm (19:03)
Board Members: Ben Brown, Torrie Condet, Kevin Ford, Hether Frayer, Max Hospadaruk, Kris Miller, Chris Moore, JoAnn Mundy, Rachelle Yeaman
Staff: Chris Dilley
Guests: Sibyl Yeaman (Rachelle's Mom), Matt Laske

November's meeting covered marketing and relevance challenges, opportunities for owner linkage, Board of Director transitions, and Store expansion. The roundabout construction has suppressed sales, which sparked discussion about marketing efforts and efforts to increase traffic to the store. The Board wants to engage owners; a survey was mention as a tool to gather feedback from owners. The BOD needs a President and Vice-President, so possible candidates were named. This will be continued at December's meeting. Expansion of the store to begin November 10th, YAY!

 

Tuesday
Oct312017

October 2017 Board Summary 

The October meeting was a busy one for the Board. Kris Miller transitioned into the Officer role of Treasurer and Torrie L Condet transitioned into the Officer role of Secretary. The President and Vice President roles are still being transitioned.

The board discussed Kiva loans and PFC’s role in administration. Policy monitoring for the month consisted of G.3. Directors Code of Conduct, and G.4. Officer Roles. New Board Members learned that Bylaw changes must be voted on by the ownership and Policies are more like guidelines and can be updated by the board when needed.

The Antiracism Transformation Team increased membership from 7 to 15 and Chris Moore will be transitioning out of a leadership position on that team. Chris Dilley announced he will be running for a position on the Board of the National CO+op Grocers (NCG) and Rachel Yeaman is interested on working more with Owner Linkage at PFC.

PFC staff have biked a total of 2000 miles to and from work this year so far!

Tuesday
Jun062017

May 2017 Board Summary

Tuesday
Jun062017

April 2017 Board Summary