PCC Board of Trustees report, May 2012

This article was originally published in May 2012

A message from your board

John Sheller

John Sheller

PCC annual election — your cooperation makes it happen

Voting in our board election is an annual celebration of your member-ownership of PCC. Our 47,000+ members participate in the running of our co-op in a number of ways, including sustaining our local food system, voicing support for social ventures in our stores and communities, and helping educate our public on dietary and environmental issues.

The board you elect reviews and revises the policies that shape the scope and direction of the benefits PCC provides through our stores and beyond.

This year’s candidates offer PCC a wide range of education and experience. They are offering their time and talents to help us continue to achieve positive results in pursuit of our triple-bottom line of social, financial and environmental success and sustainability.

Please share your time as well by reading the campaign literature and casting your vote in the 2012 PCC board election.
— John Sheller, Member Relations Committee Chair

PCC 2012 Election

PCC election logo

APRIL 24 to MAY 17

VOTE NOW — You’re electing three board members and a new nominating committee.

All of the campaign material is available online.

The special election insert inside this issue of your home-delivered Sound Consumer contains your ballot, as well as biographical information and campaign statements from each candidate, and a candidate Q&A designed to prepare you for your voting decisions. The insert also gives you a bit of background on the six trustees who the new board members will be joining.

Look also for information on the 2012-2013 nominating committee candidates. They are Janet Hietter, Tom Monahan, Mary Simon and Julie Tempest.

Again this year, you’ll be able to see and hear the candidates talk about why they’re running. Our website features short video interviews with each candidate.

Watch and listen to them briefly answer these questions:

  • Why do you want to serve on the board?
  • What makes PCC a different kind of business?
  • What unique skill or perspective will you bring to the board?

Please call Janice Parker at 206-547-1222 or email
if you have any questions about anything related to the election.

Your community. Your voice.

Notice of 2012 ballot count meeting

The 2012 ballots will be counted at a public meeting on Monday, May 21, at 4 p.m. at the co-op office, 4201 Roosevelt Way, N.E. Results will be posted in our stores, office and website by Friday, May 25.

Annual meeting — April 24

We’ll publish a report and photos of our annual meeting on our website by May 16 and in next month’s Sound Consumer.

Available online now are the recipes from the annual meeting menu. Our education theme at the meeting was childhood nutrition and our menu was an easy, nutritious and fun meal that kids can help make at home.

Board report

The board met on March 27 and heard a report from PCC’s independent auditor on the 2012 financial audit, which shows the co-op in strong financial health. The finance committee reported its positive findings on the audit process. The annual report with 2011 financials is available now on our website and in our stores. The board also discussed plans for the annual meeting.

Management presented monitoring reports on 2011 operations toward achievement of PCC’s Ends policies. Excerpts of the reports will be published on our website in July and in the August Sound Consumer.

The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be Tuesday, May 29, at 5 p.m. at the co-op office. Member comment period is at 7 p.m.

Also in this issue

Healthier body care

The brands are unfamiliar. The prices look high. What happened to your favorite shampoo? We hear you. Yes, some products are gone. And yes, the new brands are a bit pricey — but well worth it if you value your health.

Our favorite body care products

What face wash will work for your skin type? What shampoo is good for dry hair? What hand cream will be the most soothing, and what scent do you prefer? See favorites from PCC staff who have tried the brands we carry.

Letters to the editor, May 2012

Food ties us, Sustainable shellfish, Biosolids hit the fan, and more