Morrisville Food Co-op Virtual Annual Meeting

 

Join us from the comfort of your own home! Out of an abundance of caution for the health and well-being of staff and community, the Morrisville Food Co-op (The Co-op) will again hold our Annual Member-Owner Meeting virtually this year.

When: Wednesday, November 10th at 7:00pm

How: Register and receive a Zoom link to access the meeting

What: A report from the Board, financials from the Treasurer, and operations update from the GM, Taylor Evans – including (back by popular demand) a virtual tour of store highlights.

•  Hear how staff and board have risen to meet the events of the past pandemic year.

•  Learn about challenges and opportunities we forecast in our year ahead.

•  Identify actions for each member to take, as we honor this year’s Co-op Month theme and continue to “Build Back for Impact.”

•  Be eligible for the raffle drawing for a beautiful basket of goods & products.

Please register in advance for the meeting. If your household has TWO membership shares (as some of our founding members do), please register BOTH members, so we have an accurate member headcount.

To register in advance for this meeting, please click the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrd–ppzkrG9ZPDH21nhObTcIUm_qwQEGV

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Board Elections - Voting Instructions

There are four ways for members to vote this year:

• Online ballot during the Annual Meeting on November 10th.

• Online ballot on our website November 11th  – 23rd.

• Download and print ballot, fill it out, and drop it off at the store November 11th – 23rd.

• Fill out a paper ballot at the store November 11th – 23rd.

Although we do not have contested races this year, it is important to our democratic process that every member have the opportunity to vote. And, we must have at least 50 members vote for valid board elections.

You’ll find short bios for the four board member candidates below. If you’d like to learn more about these 4 candidates as well as our other board members, please check out our Meet the Board webpage.

Meet Your Board Candidates

Beth Springston
Currently serving on the board as an appointed member.

I grew up in Massachusetts, graduated from Brandeis University, moved to San Francisco, worked in advertising research, obtained my MBA in Small Business Management, spent next 30 years in San Francisco and then Charlotte NC as Controller in several small businesses. The spent the next 10 years as owner and manager of a geotechnical drilling company. I am now retired to Vermont and keeping busy by volunteering at Central Vermont Council on Aging, Hardwick Food Pantry, Lamoille Neighbors, and now the Co-op.

Danielle (Dani) Smith
Currently serving on the board as an appointed member.

I have worked as an event planner, educator, and connector for a myriad of people through my university sustainability office, local nature centers and nonprofits, and as an outdoor camp counselor in my home state of Wisconsin, Washington DC, and here in Vermont.

Since moving to Vermont three years ago, I have worked with farmers, eaters and partners at Salvation Farms and is now an educator at Craftsbury Academy.

Co-ops are essential community resources that connect local people with local farms & products, and I am all for that! I’m excited to see how the Morrisville Co-op can continue to grow with and strengthen the surrounding community

Scott Weathers
Currently serving on the board as an appointed member.

I’ve helped small startups and major global food companies design their menus to include more sustainable, healthy foods. Most of my career has focused on food systems and public health issues. I’m excited to help the Morrisville Food Co-op thrive.

Co-ops help connect our community and provide healthy, sustainable food. I love seeing people I know at the coop and picking up delicious, fresh produce!

Don McDowell
Currently serving on the board as an appointed member.

I have been an educator (high school science/mathematics teacher at PA and Stowe) in Lamoille County for the past 35 years. I have also been a coach of multiple sports especially ice hockey.

I look forward to helping the Co-op move forward.

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