General Meeting: August

Tuesday, August 27, 7:00 p.m.

  • NOTE CHANGED MEETING LOCATION: John Jay H.S. Auditorium, 237 Seventh Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets
  • You must be a Park Slope Food Coop member to attend the General Meeting.
    Please bring your Coop I.D. card to be admitted.
  • Times in parentheses are suggestions. The Chair has the discretion to change the order of the agenda or the time allotted to each item.

I. Member Arrival and Meeting Warm-Up (7:00-7:15)

II. Open Forum (7:15-7:30)

III. Coordinator and Committee Reports (7:30-8:00)

IV. Meeting Agenda (8:00-9:30)

Item 1: Modifying the Coop Retirement Program (35 minutes)

Proposal: The Coop will revise current retirement guidelines to extend the maximum retirement age, and will adjust the Required Years of Membership accordingly; the maximum age will be increased from 65  to 70 and over; the sliding scale of Required Years of Membership will be extended at the current rate (a decrease of 2 years for each additional year of service) up to age 70. A retired Coop member will still be allowed to work or do a shift for another member, if they want to.—Ruth Willner

Item 2: Production of Lynn Nottage’s play “Sweat” in collaboration with the Irondale Theater Ensemble Project (35 minutes)

Proposal: The Coop grant the International Trade Education Squad (ITES) $4,100 and 20 work slots to collaborate with the Irondale Theater Ensemble Project of Fort Greene to produce a “music stand reading” of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat, about the NAFTA’s effect on U.S. workers, October 22 and 28, free to Coop members.—submitted by the International Trade Education Squad

IV. Board of Directors Meeting (9:30)

V. Wrap-Up (9:30-9:45)

Includes member sign-in for workslot credit.