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General Meeting Agenda

March 2015 General Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 p.m.
  • Meeting Location: MS51, 350 Fifth Avenue, between Fourth and Fifth Streets. Enter on Fourth St. cul-de-sac. Fourth St. entrance is handicap accessible.
  • Time for agenda items in parentheses is a suggestion. The Chair has the discretion to change the time allotted.
  • More information on the agenda items may be available at the entrance table at the meeting. Please read the materials available between 7:00 and 7:15 p.m.
  • You must be a current Food Coop member to attend the General Meeting. Please bring your Coop I.D. card to be admitted.

Item 1: Presentation of Candidates for Board of Directors Election (20 minutes)

Discussion: Presentation by candidates for the Board of Directors followed by questions for the candidates.—mandated by the General Meeting

Item 2: Annual Disciplinary Committee Election (20 minutes)

Election: Three current Disciplinary Committee members will stand for re-election. The Disciplinary Committee goes through an extensive interviewing process. There are no nominations from the floor.—submitted by the Disciplinary Committee

Item 3: Proposed Bylaws Amendment to Comply with Changes to NYS Law and to Eliminate the Current Conflict between the Coop’s Bylaws and Certificate of Incorporation (20 minutes)

Proposal: To amend Article I of the Park Slope Food Coop Inc. as follows:—submitted by the General Coordinators

Current Bylaws Article I

Type of Cooperative: The Park Slope Food Coop, Inc. shall be a non-stock membership cooperative as defined in Article I section 3 of the New York State Cooperative Corporations Law. The Not-For-Profit Corporation Law shall apply to the Park Slope Food Coop as described in Article I section 5 of the New York State Cooperative Corporations Law.

Proposed Amended Bylaws Article I

Type of Cooperative: The Park Slope Food Coop, Inc. is incorporated under the New York State Cooperative Corporations Law as a general non-stock cooperative corporation.

Article I section 3 paragraph (d) of the New York State Cooperative Corporations Law states “A cooperative corporation shall be classed as a non-profit corporation, since its primary object is not to make profits for itself as such, or to pay dividends on invested capital, but to provide service and means whereby its members may have the economic advantage of cooperative action…..”

Item 4: Port Ambrose Liquified Natural Gas Project (20 minutes)

Discussion: Proposal for the Coop to get involved in the current movement against Port Ambrose Liquified Natural Gas Project, including writing to Governor Cuomo.—submitted by Jessica Roff

The Agenda Committee minutes and the status of pending agenda items are available in the Membership Office.

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