November 6, 2014 Special Meeting Minutes

DAVIS FOOD COOPERATIVE, INC.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

November 6, 2014

Call to Order

The special meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm 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, Diane Parro, Ben Pearl, Zoë Plakias, Sandra Schickele

Directors Absent: Desmond Jolly, Steve Reynolds

Staff Present: Beth Tausczik

Guests Present: none

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. The Ends and Ground Rules were read.

Comments

None.

Announcements

None.

Agenda Review

Karen moved to adopt the agenda

Ken seconded

Motion carried unanimously

The next regular meeting of the Board will be held on December 1, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the Teaching Kitchen.

Facilitator: Ben

Timekeeper: Desmond

Sandra moved to adjourn to closed session at 6:37

Ed seconded

Motion carried unanimously

Notice of Closed Session

A closed session of the Board was called to order by Zoë Plakias at 6:38 p.m. 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 matters of competitive advantage.

Directors Present: Ken Bradford, Ed Clemens, Karen Firestein, Diane Parro, Ben Pearl, Zoë Plakias, Sandra Schickele

Directors Absent: Desmond Jolly, Steve Reynolds

Staff Present: Beth Tausczik

Guests Present: none

The Secretary determined that notice of the meeting was duly provided to all Directors by notice on the agenda published on October 30 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).

2.1 Board-Interim GM Relationship

Board-Interim GM relationship was discussed.

2.2 One-year Plan

A one-year plan for the operations of the Davis Food Co-op was presented by Beth Tausczik. The Directors and Beth discussed the rationale for the plan, specific questions were asked and answered, and a discussion was held concerning the role of the plan in the overall vision and goals for the DFC. The Board members present provided unanimous support for the plan as a reasonable plan for the period of management of the Interim General Manager.

Ken Bradford departed at 7:55 p.m.

Ben Pearl departed at 8:40 p.m.

Ed moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:02 p.m.

Sandra seconded.

Motion carried unanimously.

/s/ Diane Parro, Secretary

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Secretary, Davis Food Cooperative, Inc. Date Approved