One of the exciting things about being part of a cooperative like Wild Oats is the ability to have a role in governing the store by either electing a board of directors or serving as a board member yourself. Each fall at our annual meeting, the board presents a slate of qualified candidates to the co-op owners (that’s you!) to fill three seats. We’re looking for candidates who have a passion for food, community and business and will bring constructive leadership and sound judgement to the governance process.
The nine-member board is responsible for ensuring organizational performance on behalf of all owners and operates using the Policy Governance model. This system allows the board to maintain accountability while focusing on providing leadership around our ‘big-picture’ mission–strategic planning, financial oversight, board perpetuation and owner outreach.
Board members are elected for three-year terms with three members being elected each year. The three board members whose terms expire at this year’s annual meeting are all running for re-election. The ballot, however, is not limited to three nominees, plus it is helpful to start a conversation now even if you are considering future openings on the board.
If you, or someone you know, would be interested in joining the board, you can get more information about the requirements & responsibilities on our website. Our next meeting will be held on Monday, August 19, at 7:15 pm, and interested candidates should plan to attend this meeting to get a sense of what goes on and how the governance process works.
Don’t let your ownership lapse! Make an equity payment today to ensure that all of your purchases count toward your patronage rebate and to continue getting all of the great benefits of ownership including a FREE slice of cake on your birthday, exclusive coupons, discounts & much more!
**If have made a payment since July 1, 2019 or you think you have already reached your $200 in equity (fully paid) reach out to Tierney at email@example.com or 413-458-5317 x16 to check your status before you make a payment.
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Today’s menu features: HOT BAR: tba Don’t forget about our bakery items, salad bar and all the options in our grab-and-go case!
HOT BAR: tba
Don’t forget about our bakery items, salad bar and all the options in our grab-and-go case!
Check out our self-serve hot bar menu, pick up a sandwich or salad from our grab & go cooler, and don’t forget to treat yourself to a pastry made fresh daily in our bakery.
We’ve got free wi-fi, indoor & outdoor seating and much more, so check out the co-op today! Like us on Facebook to see our daily menu & specials.
Start your meal off with artisan cheese from Cricket Creek Farm or Maplebrook Farm and pair it with crackers & fruit.
Grab some East Mountain Farm pork or some Ioka Valley Farm beef for the grill and make a big salad with Might Food Farm greens and local strawberries–just in!
Wash it all down with some craft beer from Big Elm or Berkshire Brewing company, and for a sweet ending dig into some ice cream from SoCo Creamery, Bart’s or High Lawn Farm.