The Annual Meeting marks the culmination of the democratic process by which our member-owners elect their representatives, the Co-op’s Council. It’s an opportunity for members to hear news and updates about Hunger Mountain Co-op, ask questions about co-op issues, and win prizes. Read on for more information about our 2020 Annual Meeting!
This year, on Thursday, Nov. 12, we’ll be hosting our first-ever virtual Annual Meeting via Zoom, and we’d love to see you there! Hear from council members and staff on the state of our co-op and help us celebrate our employees and local community.
Register for Annual Meeting
To attend this year’s Annual Meeting, you will need to register to receive the meeting log-in information. Even if you’re planning on sharing a screen with another member, we recommend all members register individually for Annual Meeting.
Register by Monday, Nov. 9, for a chance to win raffle prizes, get a free snack pack (first-come, first-served), and receive a code for $10 off your next Curbside Pick-Up online order.
2020 Annual Meeting Agenda: 6 pm – 7:30 pm
- Celebrating Co-op Employees
- Diversity Statement from Co-op Council
- Awarding of Community Fund Grants
- Review of Annual Reports with Q&A
- Co-op Bylaws Update
- Presenting of Community Award
Preparing for Annual Meeting
Read the minutes from last year’s Annual Meeting. We will vote to approve these minutes at this year’s meeting.
Read our 2020 Impact Report.
The Co-op Council will hold three roundtable-style discussions on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 10 am, Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 6 pm, and one post-Annual Meeting discussion on Monday, Nov. 16 at 6 pm for members who would like to discuss the business reports and have additional questions. Participate in the Roundtable Discussions online via GoToMeeting or dial in by phone: +1 (872) 240-3212. Access code: 901-596-453
A pre-recorded overview of our annual report presentation is available on our YouTube channel, or scroll down to the end of this blog to watch. We encourage attendees to watch the overview and submit questions and comments early by emailing us. We will include as many comments and questions in the meeting as time allows. Questions can also be asked at our three roundtable-style discussions.
Council Election Voting
Members may vote for their 2021 council representatives leading up to the Annual Meeting in-store near the customer service desk or vote online. This year, there are four candidates for four open seats, but it’s still important to vote. The top vote-getters will receive the longest terms. Online voting will close at 7:30 pm EST on Thursday, Nov. 12. Completed paper ballots may be returned to the Co-op by November 12. Learn about your 2021 council candidates here.
Snack packs will be available to Annual Meeting registrants on a first-come, first-served basis from Nov. 7 to Nov. 12. Snack packs are free but limited to the first 300 registrants requesting them at gatekeeping or at the customer service desk.
Included in snack packs:
- A sparking non-alcoholic beverage
- Cabot cheddar bites
- Vermont Smoke & Cure mini salami
- Yolo popcorn
- Lake Champlain Chocolates chocolate squares
- Vermont Nut Free Chocolates in the shape of Vermont
Register by November 9 and we will enter you to win raffle prizes, including a $100 gift card to the Co-op!
Live Streaming Provided by ORCA Media
Thanks to our friends at ORCA Media, you can also watch this year’s Annual Meeting live on November 12 at 6 pm on Comcast channel 1075 or by visiting ORCA Media’s website.