The 2019 Annual Meeting
Reports and Reflections
Thank you to all community members who attended the Old Creamery Co-op Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 28th at the Cummington Community House. It was great to see so many new and familiar faces - like one big family reunion!
Below pelase find the election results along with the reports submitted by our outgoing Board Chair Kim Tobin, Treasurer Wil Hastings, and General Manager Karl Sabo. If you have any additional questions or comments about the Annual Meeting feel free to email our Board of Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Doktor 133 votes (3 year term)
Sadie Stoll 130 votes (3 year term)
Fletcher Schneeflock 86 votes (3 year term)
Kimberly Bode 76 votes (1 year term)
Alix Nelson 73 votes
Kalyan Uprichard 66 votes
Roberta Wooldridge's position was overwhelmingly ratified.
Reports - Click to download:
The purpose of the Outreach activity at the 2019 Annual Meeting was to raise awareness among Member-Owners about the extent of negative community perception of the store by bringing in voices of local residents not typically represented at The Creamery's Annual Meeting. Based on anonymous interviews with 10 local residents, a "script" of annonymous quotes was created and read aloud by 6 volunteer readers. Attendants then met in small groups for approx 20 minutes, with a facilitator / note-taker in each group. For a copy of the script and/or group notes, or for questions about the process of selecting and interviewing local residents, please contact Peg Cowen at email@example.com. THANKS to all interviewees, readers, note-takers, facilitators and everyone at the meeting! Your role and input was invaluable!
Click to read the Final Summary & Impressions - Outreach Activity
If you are interesting in getting involved with any Member Engagement or Outreach Efforts working to address the concerns and ideas raised, please contact either Peg Cowen or Sadie Stull by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We are actively seeking member owners to join these important commitees and welcome your ideas and energy!
Join us on April 28th at 4:00 PM
We invite you to join us at our 2019 Annual Meeting of Member-Owners, to be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 4 PM in the Cummington Community House, 33 Main Street, Cummington, MA 01026. At the annual meeting we'll share with you the latest updates on our Co-op as well as our finances and plans. As always, we will welcome your questions and comments at the meeting.
Member-Owners will elect directors to four seats on the Co-op's board this year. Candidate's Statements and links to additional information are below. We will hold a Candidate Meet & Greet on Sunday, April 7th from 3-5pm at the Creamery. This is your opportunity to get to know the candidates and share your questions/concerns. You will also have an opportunity to meet the candidates ahead of the Annual Meeting, from 3:30-4pm.
Please find the 2019 agenda, ballot, proxy form, and last year's minutes below. If you are not able to attend this year's meeting, please return your ballot and proxy form by Friday, April 26th at 6:00PM to be sure it is counted.
We are looking forward to a productive gathering of the Co-op's Member-Owners and hope to see you there. As always, Creamery-made snacks and beverages will be served!