Board Meetings: Schedules, Agendas & Minutes

OWNER-MEMBER BYLAW UPDATE: BYLAWS READY FOR OCTOBER ELECTION

Over the past two years, our board has been working diligently to update the legal documents that provide the governance structure for Bloomington Cooperative Services, Inc.  With the support of your vote, we changed the bylaws to increase the number of directors from seven to nine and to welcome up to two employee owner-members as directors.  In addition, we simplified the Articles of Incorporation.

We have now finished the rewrite of the bylaws, and are ready to share the proposed version with our owner-members! The current bylaws have not seen any major revision since the late 1980’s and it is time.  The board has spent more than a year standardizing language, clarifying jargon, and bringing our bylaws up to date. This fall we will ask owner-members to ratify this fully revised version of the bylaws including one other specific bylaw change that addresses member voting and the challenges of reaching 12,000 owner-members. 

Please click here for a copy of the proposed bylaws, and here for a simplified summary of the revisions. The current bylaws can be found here

Board president Caroline Beebe can be reached via email at caroline@bloomingfoods.coop. She is eager to engage with the owner-membership regarding the bylaws and will also be available for questions and comments from 5-6pm in the Patio Room at the East Store on the following days: 
Thursday, July 27th
Thursday, August 31st
Thursday, September 28th

2017 BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE

Monthly board meetings are held the last Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm at the East store Patio Room (3220 E 3rd St) with two exceptions.  The November and December meeting are held at different times during the month.*  The corresponding agenda is linked within its meeting date.

Thursday, January 26th
Thursday, February 23rd
Thursday, March 30th
Thursday, April 27th 
Thursday, May 25th
Thursday, June 29th
Thursday, July 27th
Thursday, August 31st
Thursday, September 28th
Thursday, October 26th
Saturday, November 4th
Thursday, December 7th

*Meeting times & venues are subject to change. Please check here for updated schedule.

Board Meetings are open to co-op owner-members and guests of the board. Familiarity with the Bylaws, Policies, and the Policy Governance Method will enhance your understanding of the board meeting process.


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Please note that minutes can only be posted after they have been approved by the board, so there is a month lag time. Older meeting minutes are available to owner-members upon request.

2017:
May
April

March
February
January

2016:
December 
November 
October 
September
August
July

OWNER-MEMBER FORUMS

Member forums are opportunities for the Board and interested member-owners to explore BCS policies, learn about operations, and discuss suggestions for the future.

Upcoming Owner Forums:

 


OWNER-MEMBER CONNECTIONS COMMITTEE (OMCC) INFORMATION

Upcoming OMCC Meetings to be held at the East location in the Patio Room at 6:30pm.  Please find the agenda linked to the meeting date:

OMCC Committee Charter and Objectives2016 OMCC Committee Objectives  and 2016 OMCC Committee Annual Report

OMCC Meeting Documents:

2017:
January

2016:
December
November


ANNUAL MEETING & ANNUAL REPORT
2015 Annual Report
2015 Annual Meeting Minutes
2016 Annual Report
2016 Annual Meeting Minutes (Draft)