Agenda for December GM

Agenda  The Greene Hill Food Co-op General Meeting Tuesday December 13, 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 (15 minutes) 7:20-7:35PM

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 (25 minutes) 7:35-8:00PM

1)  FOOD DRIVE!  Please bring canned goods to this GM.
2) Official Announcement of the Loan Program (15 minutes) 3) Reminder about the household policy (10 minutes)
OPEN FORUM (5 minutes) 8:00PM-8:05PM 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 (5 minutes) 8:05PM-8:10PM Next Meeting Arrangements (5 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.

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4)  Eat, drink wine, embarrass yourself

5)  Sort out any work shift sign-up issues

6)  Sneak peak of some exciting new Branding materials

7)  Mingle with committees to learn about their roles