Port Townsend Food Co-op Board Meetings

Port Townsend Food Co-op, 414 Kearney St., Port Townsend, WA, 98368
Open Every Day 8am-9pm
Phone: (360) 385-2883

Board Meetings

Owners are invited to attend First Tuesday of the month board meetings and share in a simple meal before the open session begins. There is a 10-minute owner comment period at the beginning of each meeting. Generally, our board meetings are held at the Co-op Annex, located at 2482 Washington St,, Port Townsend, but check our calendar for specific locations and times.

Occasionally the board also schedules a Third Tuesday board meeting, these less formal meetings focus on a specific topic. Owner participation is encouraged at these meetings with any owners that attend invited to sit with the board and participate fully in the entire meeting. These meetings are in support of the work of the board. Official action will not be voted on at these meetings. Any proposals that come of the Third Tuesday meetings will go on the agenda of the next formal first Tuesday meeting.

Meeting packets are available one week prior to the regular board meeting at the Board’s bulletin board at the front of the store . Owners can communicate with the Board by placing a note in the Board’s correspondence box at the Board’s board or by sending an email to: coopboard@foodcoop.coop.

*Notice to Members*

At the Board Meeting Tuesday October 7, 2014 the board voted to adopt an amendment to Article II Membership and Article VII Capital of the By-Laws. The amendment updates and clarifies the definition of “Active Member” status, which determines eligibility to vote in co-op elections. These changes will be in effect for the upcoming Patronage Dividend vote beginning October 25th.

  • Voter eligibility will be determined at the end of the day before voting begins. This is the biggest change from our previous policy.  Members will no longer be able to pay CI during the voting period to become eligible.
  • Members will need to have shopped at The Food Co-op at least one time during the previous 12 months in order to be eligible to vote.

Summary: Active Member By-law Change

Active Member Bylaws change approved 10.7.14

Upcoming Board Meetings
Click here to view the board calendar and upcoming board meetings.

The general schedule for each regular board meeting is as follows.  Please see the calendar or the Board’s bulletin board in the store located next to the public restrooms for exact times and the updated schedule/agenda.

Owner Comment Period
Board Study & Engagement – Owners Welcome
Share Simple Meal – Owners Welcome
Regular Session – Owners Welcome
Executive Session – Board Members Only

Full agenda packets are available at the co-op approximately one week prior to each meeting.

Board Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting Minutes are available in the Board Resource binder at the Co-op or by contacting the Board Assistant at boardassistant@foodcoop.coop

A note on meeting minutes: Board Meeting minutes will take at least one month to be available for member-owners to view because minutes must be approved at the next regular board meeting. For example, January’s minutes are approved at February’s meeting, are then finalized by administrative staff, and then put in the Board’s binder in the store and on the website.

Board Actions/Decisions:

Board Decision Table (2013)  (pdf 259KB)
Board Decision Table (2012)  (pdf 237KB)
Board Decision Table (2011)  (pdf 161KB)
Board Decision Table (2010)
  (pdf 118KB)
Board Decision Table (2009) (pdf 116KB)
Board Decision Table (2008) (pdf 53KB)
Board Decision Table (2007) (pdf 36KB)
Board Decision Table (2006) (pdf 200KB)
Board Decision Table (2005) (pdf 230KB)
History of Board Actions (1994-2007)

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