Vote Now – Ballots are in the Store!

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Valued Yelm Food Coop Members!

If you missed the Annual Member Meeting on Saturday, Sept 23rd, you can still vote for the 2 Directors standing for election this year: Debbie Lusk and Judy Scott. You must be either an original YFC member or be a current new YFC member.

We are required by State law to have a board of directors and by our bylaws to have a minimum of 5. Voting this year will ensure that we meet our requirements – no Board, no Co-op!

These people have a variety of responsibilities among others are ensuring that everything the co-op management does is legal, adheres to the mission statement and is financially sound.

These directors are elected by the members – that be YOU! – on an annual basis depending on their term lengths. This year, for example, only 2 of the 5 Directors are up for election. But, we need them to be legally elected so that we have the 5 minimum required by our bylaws.

The new director team after the voting complete will be:

Carl Zambuto
Diane D’Acuti
Debbie Lusk
Judy Scott
Jeevan Anandasakaran

Ballots are available at the Yelm Food Co-op until October 21st or until we reach a quorum. Ask a cashier to help you.

Thanks.

Your Voice and Your Vote Matters !

~The Directors of the
Yelm Food Cooperative~

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Annual General Meeting Sept 23rd, 2017

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It’s that time again for the members of the Yelm Food Cooperative to get together at the Annual General Meeting and review how our store has been doing and where it’s going in the future.

You’ll get updates on the store’s finances, membership and future plans like food service expansion.

You’ll have a chance to talk to your General Manager and your Board of Directors one-on-one and get questions you may have answered straight from the horses’ mouth 🙂

Also, if you are a paid up member*, you’ll be eligible to vote for the Directors who are standing for election:

Debbie Lusk – the Board Treasurer

Judy Scott – the newest member of the Board appointed this year

Afterwards, as always, you’ll get to sample a great selection of goodies from the Co-op put together by Florence Vincent and her team.

This is a chance to make your voice heard – it’s your Co-op!

              Saturday, September 23rd
              2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
              Yelm Community Center, 2nd St & Mosman Ave (at the Yelm City Park)

We look forward to seeing you there.


The Directors of the Yelm Food Cooperative


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Home & Garden Show Volunteer Opportunities

Home and Garden ShowThe 2016 Home & Garden Show is coming right up on and several time slots are available to volunteer at the Yelm Cooperative booth. This is a great opportunity to let people know about the natural foods market right here in Yelm and build excitement about our vision for a sustainable food system in our area. 

Here are the available slots: 

      Sunday, May 1st  – 11 am – 2 pm ( 1 or 2 people)

      Sunday, May 1st  – 2 pm – 4 pm (2 people)

      Sunday, May 1st  4pm – 5 pm  (1 or 2 people to help our board president Bill Wyman with teardown)

If you would like to help, contact Marilyn Reardon at (360)400-8030. Thank you!  

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2015 AGM Voting Results

At the 2015 Yelm Cooperative Annual General Meeting held on Sept 5th, the Directors standing for election introduced themselves and the members had the chance to vote for, or against, them. Voting continued with ballots available at the YFC until Sunday, Sept 20th.

Our members really took this election to heart and we had 17% of our eligible voters completing ballots! This is a number much greater than in past years. Thanks for making your voices heard!

The final results were:

Director                                    Yes         No      blank

Diane D’Acuti                            70           2          1

Jeevan Anandasakaran          67         6           0

Tom Dewell                               68         3           2

On Sept 24th, the Directors will hold their annual meeting to elect the officers for the upcoming years. We’ll announce those results when we know them.

This next year will be an exciting and challenging one and your Board of Directors will be doing everything we can to make this a successful year for the Yelm Food Co-op, the Farmers Market and the Yelm Cooperative.

Remember, this is your Cooperative – your membership counts and your voice counts!

~ The Yelm Cooperative Board of Directors ~

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