September General Meeting Agenda

Meeting Agenda 2011 10 22Agenda The Greene Hill Food Co-op General Meeting Tuesday September 22, 2011, 7:00PM-9:00PM 138 South Oxford Street (between Fulton St and Atlantic Ave); Studio G

Each attending Co-op member may participate equally in discussions, and contribute equally to the decision-making process.

NEW TO THE CO-OP? (15 minutes) 7:00PM-7:15PM We will be holding a new members' info session from 7:00-7:15 before the General Meeting. Have all your questions answered before we dive into the big topics at our General Meeting. Learn about the Co-op's history, ask questions about our process and progress, and find out about our future plans.

INTRODUCTION (5 minutes) 7:15PM-7:20PM Meeting Orientation (1 min.) Welcome and explanation of what/who the Co-op is Review of previous meeting’s activities (2 min.) Approval of meeting minutes from previous meeting (please read beforehand online) Facilitator & Secretary Choice and/or Approval (1 min.) Facilitator will conduct meeting fairly and impartially, ensure that any meeting rules are followed, and will keep meeting to agenda. Secretary will take meeting minutes, act as timekeeper, and assist with meeting facilitation as needed. The minutes will later be available to all on the Website. Presentation of Main Agenda and pending agenda queue (1 min.) Main agenda is prepared by the Steering Committee, based on member submissions, and published to members in advance of meeting. COMMITTEE REPORTS (20 minutes) 7:20-7:40PM Committees will make brief reports with the aim of including members/potential members in our process. Classifieds: committees will describe specific tasks and ongoing projects that need member help and participation.

MAIN AGENDA (50 minutes) 7:40-8:30PM Item #1 Who? - What is organic any way? with food to taste! (10 minutes) 7:50PM – 8:00PM

Item #2 April - Our Buying Principle 10 minutes

Item #3 Pablo - Survey results 10 min

Item #4 Jeff - Update on construction 10 min

Item #5 Doug - update on loan 10 min

Item #6 Nick - Getting ready to open; workshifts 20 min

Item #7 Amanda/Giselle - Board elections 10 min

OPEN FORUM (10 minutes) 8:30PM-8:40PM Brief comments from any member of the meeting on topics not on the Main Agenda. Items that will require more time to discuss should be submitted as future agenda items.

CLOSING (20 minutes) 8:40PM-9:00PM

The Board of Directors votes on all action taken by the General Meeting (10 min.)

Next Meeting Arrangements (3 min.) a. Time and location of next General Meeting b. Propose items for next meeting’s agenda by submitting items to the Steering Committee at Also, contact Steering Committee to be a future facilitator and secretary.

Meeting Reflection & Feedback (7 min.) An opportunity to discuss how the meeting went, not to revisit the content of the meeting agenda items