PCC Board of Trustees report, October 2014

This article was originally published in October 2014

Board meeting report

The board was scheduled to meet on September 30 (after our publication deadline) with an agenda that included consideration of work plans for this year’s four board committees: board development, CEO evaluation, finance and member relations, as well as the bylaws task force and nominations task force. Also on the agenda was a board discussion with the nominating committee as it begins the review of board applications.

The strategic learning session was to feature a presentation by PCC’s director of information technology. The board asked for the report to learn more about how PCC’s member and shopper information is protected from security breaches.

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Last March, trustee John Sheller made a presentation on member engagement to a conference sponsored by Cooperative Development Services. Sheller compared PCC’s member engagement opportunities with those offered by the King County Library system, where he is managing librarian.

Next board meeting

The next board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 25 at the business office at 5 p.m. Member comment period is at 6 p.m. Comments are limited to three minutes unless prior arrangement is made with the board chair.

Contact the board at board@pccmarkets.com or by mail to the co-op’s business office.

Board outreach event

The board hosted an outreach event in September for several members who are interested in PCC governance. The facilitated dinner meeting was designed to give those who are considering board service a deeper understanding of what board service looks like.

October is National Co-op Month

We continue to celebrate our relationships with co-ops around the country. In September we hosted tours of our new Greenlake Village store for representatives of co-ops who were attending the annual meeting of the National Co-op Business Association. The tours were led by our director of sustainability, Diana Chapman, and focused on the store’s unique features, operations and ways that PCC achieves efficiencies in the store.

Last March, trustee John Sheller made a presentation on member engagement to a conference sponsored by Cooperative Development Services. Sheller compared PCC’s member engagement opportunities with those offered by the King County Library system, where he is managing librarian.

Board application deadline — October 14

The application deadline for the 2015 election is October 14. There is still time to request an application packet. For more information or to request a packet, email nominatingcommittee@pccmarkets.com.

The nominating committee will conduct interviews in late October to early November. The 2015 slate should be finalized by late November and will be published on our website in early January and in the February Sound Consumer.

Also in this issue

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Learn about the West African grain fonio, how warming winters are affecting cherries, and why demand for sunflower products is booming.

Choosing the right oil

Learn how to choose what oils are best suited for specific cooking techniques or are best when used raw.

Your co-op community, October 2014

Bagged apple program, Feeding Your Immune System, Rewards of Fair Trade, and more