General Meeting: September

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
7:00 p.m.

  • Where: Prospect Park Picnic House, 40 West Drive, behind the Litchfield Villa
  •  Limited parking is available in the Litchfield Villa parking lot
  • Only Park Slope Food Coop members may attend. Members need to bring their membership card to enter the meeting.
  • 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. Meeting Warm-up and Chair Committee Introduction 

II. Open Forum (7:10 – 7:25 p.m.)
Members will have up to one minute to ask brief questions regarding the operations of the Coop. Appropriate staff or committee members may respond, and a brief follow-up may be taken.

III. Treasurer’s Report (7:25 – 7:40 p.m.)

IV. General Coordinators’ Reports (7:40 – 8:00 p.m.)

V. Member Committee Reports (8:00 – 8:15 p.m.)

Depending upon the number of Committees prepared to report, Committees will have up to 5 minutes to make a report. Committees must notify the Chair before the meeting to help the Chair plan time allotments.

VI. AGENDA (8:15 – 9:15 p.m.)

Item 1: Masking Hours at Coop to Protect Medically Vulnerable Members (60 minutes)
Item Sponsor: Sophia Tu
Discussion: Proposal to establish hours during which shoppers and workers are required to wear masks, enabling medically vulnerable members to shop and work more safely, while others who prefer not to wear masks can shop and work at the Coop unmasked at other times.

Item 2: [Update on 9/15: Withdrawn by the Agenda Committee pending presentation at a later date]
To present clarification of which committees should be under the purview of the COC. What are the COC investigative powers? (20 minutes)
Item Sponsor: Jana Cunningham
Discussion: There are two points that need to be clarified:

1. The COC was empowered to supervise committee reporting requirements, including scheduling updates and tracking work credit. Some of the Coop Initiative Committees are less transparent and may benefit from the assistance of the COC. However, there are many committees that are directly under staff supervision whose attendance and work are already accounted for and don’t need additional oversight.

2. Is the COC empowered to investigate other committees? To what end? Or were they commissioned to assist new and current committees with structure and scheduling reports to the Membership?

IV. Board of Directors Meeting (9:15 – 9:30 p.m.)