July 2014 Emergency Meeting

DAVIS FOOD COOPERATIVE, INC.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EMERGENCY MEETING MINUTES

July 26, 2014

Call to Order

The emergency meeting was called to order at 9:02 am at the Davis Food Co-op Teaching Kitchen, 537 G Street, Davis, California, by Zoë Plakias.

Roll Call:

Directors Present: Ken Bradford, Ed Clemens, Karen Firestein, Desmond Jolly, Brietta Oaks, Diane Parro, Ben Pearl, Zoë Plakias, Sandra Schickele, Steve Reynolds, Bija Young

Directors Absent: None

Staff Present: Beth Tausczik

Guests Present: Ed Diggs, Doug Walters

Roles: Facilitator: Zoë, Time Keeper: Karen, Notetaker: Diane

The Secretary determined that notice of the meeting was duly provided as required by Bylaw Art. VIII §6(C), and that a quorum of Directors was present under Art. VIII §6(B).

1.0 Call to Order

Welcome and Introductions were performed

Comments Ed Diggs stated that he sent an email to the BOD before the election before Steve had joined the BOD describing retaliation. After he had started discussing unionization of the Co-op, his hours were cut and are less than his co-workers. Other co-workers experienced the same thing. He has photos of his schedules. He would like the BOD not to consider retaining the current Interim GM as permanent until this has been investigated.

Ed departed the meeting at 9:07.

Agenda Review

Reynolds moved to adopt the agenda

Pearl seconded

Motion carried unanimously

2.0 Adjourn to Closed Session to Discuss GM Search

Clemens moved to adjourn to closed session at 9:11 am.

Jolly seconded.

Motion carried unanimously.

Notice of Closed Session

A closed session of the Board was called to order by Zoë Plakias at 9:12 am. This closed session was closed to guests pursuant to Board Policy GP6(D), which requires discussions concerning issues of a sensitive nature be held confidentially, and Policy GP(3), which states that a closed session may be allowed for discussions regarding personnel matters.

Directors Present: Ken Bradford, Ed Clemens, Karen Firestein, Desmond Jolly, Brietta Oaks, Diane Parro, Ben Pearl, Zoë Plakias, Sandra Schickele, Steve Reynolds, Bija Young

Directors Absent: none

Staff Present: none

Guests Present:

The Secretary determined that notice of the meeting was duly provided to all Directors by notice on the agenda published on July 14, 2014 as required by Bylaw Art. VIII §6(C) and Policy GP(3), and that a quorum of Directors was present under Art. VIII §6(B).

2.0GM Search

Oaks left the meeting at 12:10p

The board discussed a personnel matter.

Firestein moved to choose not to extend an offer for a permanent positon for general manager at this time and to reopen the search process.

Pearl seconded

Motion Carried unanimously, Young abstaining.

Jolly moved to adjourn the meeting at 2:07.

Young seconded.

Motion carried unanimously.

/s/ Diane Parro, Secretary

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Secretary, Davis Food Cooperative, Inc. Date Approved