Council Meetings & Resources

2022 Hunger Mountain Co-op Council

Council Meetings & Resources
Democracy at work

The Co-op council generally meets once a month on the first Monday at 5:30pm Meetings are open to all member-owners. 

The agenda for the next meeting, including date, time, and place, is posted below and in the exit way of the Co-op at least one week prior to the meeting.
Meeting dates for 2022 are January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, June 27, August 29, October 3, November 7, and December 5.

There is no meeting in July or early August, and the September meeting is often held at the end of August. The council also hosts an annual membership meeting in early November to share information about the Co-op and hear from member-owners. In 2022 it will be held on November 10. 

Annual Membership Meeting

On Thursday, November 4, we held our 2021 Annual Meeting virtually via Zoom. View the recording of the Meeting.
Read the draft minutes here.

Agenda and Resources

June 6 Council Meeting Agenda
Read the May packet
View our council meeting guest policy
View Hunger Mountain Co-op bylaws as amended on 5/12/22 at a special meeting of the members. Bylaws prior to 5/12/22.
View the council's Milk with Dignity resolution

2021 Impact Report

View the 2021 Impact Report.

Minutes and Audio Recordings

The Council posts meeting minutes online and in the Co-op once they have been approved, generally at the following Council meeting.
Unapproved minutes are available upon request two weeks after a meeting.
In addition to the meeting minutes, you can now listen to audio recordings from our council meetings. Just click the link below.

2022 Meetings
Minutes and Audio Recordings

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2021 Meetings
Minutes and Audio Recordings

Looking for older minutes and audio recordings? Check the Archive

Additional Resources

Governance Policies

The Co-op Council governs by a system of policy setting and monitoring called Policy Governance. The Ends Policies state the Co-op’s purpose and define what we must achieve in order to be successful; the top-level Ends Policy also serves as our Mission Statement. The Council monitors the Co-op’s performance against its policies through a series of reports prepared by the General Manager according to an annual calendar.

Complete Hunger Mountain Co-op Governing Policies

Current Hunger Mountain Co-op Ends Report

Bylaws

Hunger Mountain Co-op's bylaws are our rules for how we are organized as a cooperative.  The bylaws must conform to the State of Vermont’s Statutes governing cooperatives. They include our agreements on meetings, voting, elections and more. Changes to the bylaws can only be made by a majority of member-owners attending a duly-warned meeting.

Other Resources

•  Our Articles of Incorporation serve as our charter establishing the Co-op as a corporation with the state of Vermont.

•  Established by the International Cooperative Alliance, the Cooperative Principles provide guidance for all cooperatives to put their values into practice.