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, participate in group discussions where their questions about the Co-op can be answered, enjoy a meal provided by the Co-op, win raffle prizes, and mingle with their fellow member-owners and the Co-op’s staff.
Hunger Mountain Co-op members are invited to attend and cast their vote at Annual Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 5 pm to 8 pm, in the Montpelier City Hall Arts Center at 39 Main Street.
Members may vote for their 2020 council representatives leading up to Annual Meeting in-store near the customer service desk or online. A voting station will also be available during Annual Meeting. Learn more about this year’s council candidates and vote online here. This year, there are five candidates for five open seats, but it’s still important to vote. The top vote-getters will receive the longest terms. Voting will close at 8 pm on Thursday, Nov. 7, and your elected council members will be announced on Friday, Nov. 8.
Register here to attend the 2019 Annual Meeting. You may also register by calling us at (802) 262-3242, or sign up at the Co-op by the exit way. Annual Meeting is a free event. Registering supports our logistical planning and secures your space at the event. Register by Nov. 4 and receive a $5-off store coupon. There is limited childcare on-site available for children three years old and older. Sign up for childcare while registering for the meeting.
2019 Annual Meeting Agenda
4:30 pm: Doors open
5–6 pm: Community dinner catered by Hunger Mountain Co-op
6:00 pm: Welcome, agenda review & approval of 2018 minutes. 2018 Annual Meeting minutes can be found here. Copies will also be available at the Annual Meeting.
6:10 pm: Recognition of Co-op staff
6:20 pm: Local Foods Panel, featuring Emily von Trapp of von Trapp Flowers, Christine Lazor of Butterworks Farm, and Claire Georges of Butterfly Bakery of Vermont.
7:05 pm: Announcement of Hunger Mountain Cooperative Community Fund grants recipients
7:15 pm: Reports from council and general manager, community comments, and Q&A session
7:45 pm: Announcement of Hunger Mountain Cooperative Community Award winner
7:55 pm: Closing and selection of raffle winners. Must be present to win.
Dinner, provided by our prepared foods department, will feature a variety of Mediterranean-style selections, including items for alternative diets. Attendees will also receive a ticket good for one alcoholic beverage, one ticket per person.
Can’t attend the Annual Meeting? You will also be able to live-stream it at home, through the ORCA Media website. You will have the opportunity, during the live stream, to submit questions which will be asked during the Q&A session. Please sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest in using the live stream.