Monday, June 8, 2015

French Broad Food Co-op 40th! and Annual Meeting

The French Broad Food Co-op celebrated 40 years and some firsts Sunday June 7th.
For the first time, there was both a Board and Owner quorum with our going into the store and dragging owners into the meeting so they could vote!
For the first time there were more candidates than open positions for the Board!
Almost 100 owners were present, and there were many complimentary comments during both comment/question period.

The meeting was well run, with refreshments! And covered lots of ground from approval of minutes to new opportunities for member investment.

The educational mission was strong throughout the meeting with lots of time for owner comments and clear and informative reports on upcoming by law changes and updates on the possible expansion.
Yes, code word possible.
 An outside firm has been hired to work up many possible scenarios, and there were well facilitated breakout groups to vision how 6 areas of interest could be accomplished.

Dinner to celebrate 40 years was catered by Green Opportunities, and members were asked to share history and stories about the past 40 years.

2134 owners strong, and lots of energy and opportunities to support the future of cooperatives in Asheville!

Lots more info and minutes on the FBFC website.

Comments and Questions always welcomed!

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