Sometimes owner-members approach us about serving on the Co-op Board but express reservations about making a 3-year commitment or running in a competitive election. Here’s an opportunity for one or more of you!
Our by-laws allow for the direct appointment of one or more members to serve until the following election (subject to a board vote). Last year, we appointed two interim board members because one of our members was leaving the board early. This worked so well—we obtained two hard working board members for seven months and one of them chose to run in the board election this spring—that we decided to do it again. So, if you wish to get a “taste” of what it’s like to be shaping the exciting future of the Co-op, this is a chance for you to do that without making a long-term commitment up front!
If you are interested:
• Come to our August 2 and/or September 6 Board meetings at the Co-op Annex at 2110 Lawrence Street.
• Pick up an application and information packet from the Member Services Desk (MSD) or download one here: 2016 interim candidate application. Fill out the application form and either submit it to Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at the Member Services Desk by September 13. And please note, you need to attend at least one Board meeting as part of the application process.
If you have any questions, contact Rachel Williams at email@example.com or Lisa Barclay at firstname.lastname@example.org.