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IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE:
Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. All owners in good standing are welcome to attend. Due to limited capacity in the meeting room, owners wishing to attend the meeting will be required to attend virtually. If you are an owner and you wish to attend, contact the Board two business days ahead of the Board meeting for the virtual meeting login information. For guidelines for owners' participation, or to request time on the agenda (at least 10 days in advance), please contact the Board secretary at 414-431-3377, ext. 221, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (please note the COVID-19 update above). 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
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Phone: 414-431-3377, ext. 221