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Board of Directors monthly meetings are held at the Outpost Central Office at 3200 S. 3rd Street, Milwaukee WI 53207 and begin at 6:00 p.m.

Outpost’s Bylaws describe two types of meetings that occur at the co-op. The first is meetings of owners (Article 3.1). This meeting occurs annually where the board of directors provides our owners with an account of the co-op’s financial and operating status. At times the board may also bring proposals to the owners to change the co-op’s Bylaws or Articles of Incorporation. This meeting is an opportunity for owners to participate by asking questions, debating issues, or bringing any ideas or interests to the board and other owner’s attention.

The second meeting described by our Bylaws is the meetings of the board of directors (Article 5.1). These meetings are of, and for, the Board members, in order to conduct necessary business on behalf of Outpost. Therefore, the agenda of events is carefully measured to ensure that the business is accomplished. Owners may request to address the Board.  This must be done 10 days before the meeting and can be arranged by calling the board secretary 414-431-3377 ext.221, or emailing the board. You will be asked to submit a proposal describing what you wish to discuss with the Board, so that the board president may determine the propriety of placing your issue on the agenda. The president may at his/her discretion decline to place certain issues on the agenda based on the utility of the issue.

Owners are always welcome to drop in without prior approval or invitation if they wish to observe the meeting. Owners will need to leave the meeting during closed sessions. If the meeting is scheduled to occur virtually, contact the board two business days ahead of the board meeting for the virtual meeting log in information. Please be prepared to present your owner number. Your ownership will be checked to make sure it is current.

The Board requests that all owners, whether attending the meeting to observe or to present, observe the following:

  1. Unless you are on the agenda for a specific topic, you will be considered an observer. This means that it is not appropriate for you to participate by offering your opinions, observations, etc. Board meetings are not considered a venue for questions, answers or commentary. If the board meeting is held virtually, you will be muted until your time on the agenda to present.
  2. If you are on the agenda, please plan on making a concise presentation, lasting not more than 5 minutes. The Board runs on a tight timetable for discussion of a variety of issues, and is bound to adhere to that schedule.
  3. Please understand that we do not discuss store operations, product choices, hours of operation, employee practices, prices, etc. at these meetings. They are the responsibility of the CEO, Ray Simpkins, who can be contacted through the individual store managers or through communication on Outpost’s website.

While meetings of the Board are open to owners (Article 5.8), some sessions of a meeting may be closed to issues of a particularly sensitive nature. Such closed sessions shall be for purposes of discussion only and no decisions shall be made in closed session.

Thanks for your interest in the health of our cooperative!

Contact your Board 

Phone: 414-431-3377, ext. 221

Email: board@outpost.coop


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