One of the priorities for the Monadnock Food Co-op Board of Directors is to be available to the Co-op’s Member-Owners. The Board has a sub-committee called Member Linkage to help meet this goal. There are three Board Members on the Member Linkage Committee: Kathleen Burke (Chair), Sarah Harpster and myself, Jamie White. The Member Linkage […]
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In the first few months of serving on the Board of Directors for the Co-op, it has really been sinking in for me that being involved in a Co-op means much more than sharing the ownership of a grocery store with a bunch of my neighbors. Modern Co-ops come in a variety of shapes and […]
The past few months have been busy ones for the Board of Directors, beginning with our annual meeting at the end of October, and continuing through the election of new Board Officers and our all day Board Retreat in November. Thank you to all who helped create a successful Annual Meeting. We had about 70 […]
Each week when I walk down the aisles in the Monadnock Food Co-op, it is so powerful to remember the first organizing meetings we started back in 2008 to make our store a reality. Over 100 active volunteers made our co-op a reality since the initial community meetings, surveys, and monthly steering committee meetings that […]
The Monadnock Food Co-op Board of Directors seeks candidates for this year’s election. Three board seats are open and one board member is running for re-election. Please read more details below. To be a director, you must be a Monadnock Food Co-op member-owner. Directors elected in 2013 will serve three-year terms ending in 2016. The […]
There are two ways to be considered for a position on the Board. An interested member can submit a board candidate application which includes a statement of interest to the nominating committee, or a member can be nominated through a petition signed by signed by at least fifty eligible voting co-op members. All candidates must be current Member-Owners in good standing.
The Policy Governance Model is an effective way for boards to lead by creating and clarifying expectations by setting standards of performance for staff. Expectations are created by first outlining the Ends Policies. The Ends Policies are designed to be the organizational purpose – similar to a mission statement. John Carver, the creator of the Policy Governance Model writes, “Policy Governance boards demand accomplishment of purpose, and only limit the staff’s available means to those which do not violate the board’s pre-stated standards of prudence and ethics.”