PCC Board of Trustees report, March 2014

This article was originally published in March 2014

Notice of annual membership meeting

PCC chefs

This group of chefs is all smiles after preparing last spring’s annual meeting meal. The chefs already are planning this year’s feast.
Photo by Bryn Cowgill

Celebrating 60 years of governance, growth and giving

Tuesday, April 29, 5:30 p.m.
St. Demetrios Hall
2100 Boyer Ave., E., Seattle

Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. RSVP by April 22 online

Free parking • Directions are available online or by calling 206-547-1222 • Accessible by Metro Bus: tripplanner.kingcounty.gov

We are so excited about our annual meeting program. Our staff is hard at work with a video-archivist on a multimedia presentation that will bring us the PCC story in pictures and sounds. You’ll see how we began in 1953 and the history of our journey to become the organization we are today — a Northwest institution with more than 50,000 active members and $200 million in annual sales.

2014 candidates

2014 candidates (l-r) Betsy Lieberman, Bruce Williams and Carol Binder gathered for the video interview session in late January. Candidate Julianne Lamsek (not pictured) also sat for the interview.

The evening will begin with an amazing meal created especially for you by a team of PCC chefs. Dinner will be followed by reports on the state of our co-op from management and the board. You’ll then meet the four candidates in the 2014 board election.

Our candidates are:

  • Carol Binder (civic volunteer, licensed CPA, ret.), incumbent
  • Julianne Lamsek (technology director, KCTS 9), incumbent
  • Bruce Williams (civic volunteer, boards of directors), incumbent
  • Betsy Lieberman (nonprofit leadership consultant, civic volunteer)

To give our members more time to consider how they will place their votes, we will post the candidates’ biographical information and campaign statements on our website by March 30. We’ll also post brief video conversations with each candidate. They will answer questions about why they’re running and what they think they would bring to board service.

videographer Len Davis

Nominating committee chair Janet Hietter (l) acted as the interviewer for the candidate video session. The videographer (r) is Len Davis of Pangeality Productions.

The information will be posted by March 30 and will remain posted throughout the election period — April 29 through May 15.

You’ll receive your printed information, including your ballot, by mail to your home inside the May Sound Consumer.

Board meeting

The board met on January 28 and discussed the ongoing planning for the board’s February retreat. The retreat agenda will include discussions of governance issues and growth questions. The board was also updated on annual meeting planning and the upcoming election logistics.

The March 25 board meeting occurred after press time and we’ll report on it in April. The next board meeting will be May 27.

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Favorite crackers at PCC

At PCC we carry crackers to suit every taste, diet and budget. Whether you're looking for something simple and hearty to serve along a steaming bowl of soup or something artisan to fill out a fancy cheese plate, we've got you covered.