Board Corner – January/February

Board of Directors

The current and outgoing board members are looking forward to working with our newest directors. Melanie Frank, Tom Pandaleon and Charlie Orr are elected to three-year terms, while Laura Valentine is elected to a one-year term.

The board also thanks all the other members who were willing to run as candidates, and every member who took the time to educate themselves and vote. We also thank Eddy Jones, our outgoing president, who was instrumental in stabilizing and organizing the board. He will be greatly missed. We are also sorry to see Emily DeFerrari go before her three-year term is up, and we thank Jona Reyes for her commitment and enthusiasm for co-operative principles during her one-year term.

The board will be making big decisions in the next year, around both expansion and bylaws revisions. Members: let’s keep our eyes open for opportunities from the board to be brought up to date on the progress that is being made, and on preparing for a vote at the 2020 Annual Meeting on the bylaw revisions.

Members are welcome to attend board meetings, which are normally held the 3rd Monday of the month in the conference room. Check The Co-operator for exact dates, as holidays can alter our meeting times. The January meeting will be held on Monday, January 13th at 7 PM so we may observe MLK Day on Monday, January 20.

Please let your board members know your concerns, either by attending a board meeting, or by sending us an e-mail at: boardofdirectors@eastendfood.coop.

A safe and healthy New Year to all of us, surrounded by community and work that creates a vision to transform the future.