12 12, 2023

Board Corner: December 2023

December 12th, 2023|Board Updates|0 Comments

By Tom Pandaleon, Vice President For several years, the East End Food Co-op board has been attempting to cultivate a more active and productive committee structure. However, recruiting interested members and making good use of the talents of our volunteers has been a challenge. Additionally, calibrating the proper structural relationships between the committees, the board, [...]

28 11, 2022

Board Corner: November 2022

November 28th, 2022|Board Updates|0 Comments

Dear Fellow Member-Owners, The fall season means many things: warm spiced fall food, turning leaves, and election season! You've probably been hearing about the important upcoming Federal, State, and Local elections. But did you know that our Co-op also conducts an election this season and that your participation is needed? As a member-owned democratic business, [...]

7 08, 2022

Board Corner: August 2022

August 7th, 2022|Board Updates|0 Comments

Debi Johnson, Board Director and Chair of the Board Perpetuation and Elections Committee As an EEFC member, you are eligible to run for a seat on the Board of Directors! The Co-op’s Board of Directors is a group of dedicated people elected directly by the membership and is made up of member-owners just like you. [...]

8 06, 2022

Board Corner: June 2022

June 8th, 2022|Board Updates|0 Comments

The Board has tasked our Member-Owner Participation (MOP) Committee with researching the feasibility of re-instituting some form of a volunteer program here at EEFC. The following is the statement that the committee recently presented to the Board explaining the rationale for such a program. The Board anticipates a lengthy initial community discussion period before any [...]

11 04, 2022

Board Corner: April 2022

April 11th, 2022|Board Updates|0 Comments

Greening Our Co-op's Future   Just as what we eat impacts our health, our daily food choices also have a dramatic impact on our planet. Food production — in particular, the industrial food production system ("Big Ag") — is responsible for ¼ of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, according to Our World In Data. Since we [...]

1 03, 2022

Board Corner: January/February 2022

March 1st, 2022|Board Updates|0 Comments

Conversations on Resilience   How does the East End Food Co-op remain resilient amidst climate change? How can we create a broader network in the food system and make our products more affordable? These are some of the questions we ask during our monthly Resilience Committee meetings. The concept of "resilience" that this committee is [...]

17 11, 2021

Board Corner: November/December 2021

November 17th, 2021|Board Updates|0 Comments

The Board reviewed the candidates who applied to run in this election and voted to approve all candidates in the executive session. This election is uncontested. Under the bylaws passed in last year’s election, the eligible Board candidates were appointed to the Board at the October Board Meeting. The candidates (and their statements) were: Mia [...]

7 09, 2021

Board Corner: September/October 2021

September 7th, 2021|Board Updates|0 Comments

Marty Seltman, Board Member The East End Food Co-op has more than 15,000 member-owners. We belong to the Co-op for a variety of reasons. When my wife, Janet, and I joined 30 plus years ago, the Co-op was the only place in town to get healthy organic food. While organic food is more readily available now, [...]

13 05, 2021

Board Corner: May/June 2021

May 13th, 2021|Board Updates|0 Comments

As spring enters full swing, the Board of Directors is excited about the season of growth and change ahead for the East End Food Co-op. In particular, we are focused on growing in three areas: first, building a more inclusive co-op community; second, creating more opportunities for member engagement; and third, expanding our physical space. [...]

5 01, 2021

Board Report: January/February

January 5th, 2021|Board Updates|0 Comments

Resilience and the EEFC It may not be the latest buzzword (“baked into a deep dive,” anyone?), but I think we can all agree that the time for “resilience” is upon us, whether we like it or not. Besides, it’s actually a pretty useful word, and its current popular usage fills a void and doesn’t [...]

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