In addition to co-op business and board elections, this year’s meeting will include a short video about what “everyone welcome” means and a World Cafe-style conversation. As usual, there will be plenty of refreshments from our bakery, produce, cheese and grocery departments.
Members who cannot attend the meeting are encouraged to return the ballot to the Customer Service desk or mail to Wild Oats so that it is received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 29.
Board Nominees for 2018
Eileen and her two girls have made Williamstown their home for the last 15 years. Eileen holds a BS in Nutrition from The University of New Hampshire, and is a registered dietitian, who recently completed a certification course from the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy. She works part time at the UltraWellness Center in Lenox and maintains a part time, private practice, in Great Barrington. A long time member-owner, Eileen is excited to provide nutrition-minded insight to board members as they shape policy and the direction of the co-op.
After several years as a frequent visitor to the Berkshires, Bill moved from New York City to the Williamstown area to teach economics at Williams College. Bill along with his wife, Dana Pilson, and daughter, Katie, quickly became frequent shoppers (and members of) Wild Oats. They enjoy the high-quality, healthy food along with the sense of a community-oriented store.
Amy came to Williamstown in 1994 to attend Williams College and remembers biking to Wild Oats to get ingredients to make chocolate cake for her friends. She’s been in the area ever since and is now the director of the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives at the college. Amy is passionate about sustainability, social justice, and finding the joy in low-impact living. She, her husband and son live in Stamford, Vermont in a self-designed solar house. They take care of one cat, six chickens, a large garden and several thousand honey bees (give or take).