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Can you help the Board?
We need participants to join the
Can you lend your insight, do a little research, and help the Co-op?
This committee will be charged with researching various point of sale systems and making a purchase recommendation to the finance committee and the board.
A point-of-sale (POS) system is the hardware and software that enables a retailer to make sales, accept payments, and check out customers. Ideally any Co-op system would also allow us to track inventory and serve as a member database.
Any member who is interested in the intersection of tech and retail and who would like to help the Co-op do this
work is welcome to participate!
An organizing meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3rd at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Link to follow. Questions? Email here
How the Board Operates
What is the Board of Directors and What Do They Do?
As a consumer cooperative, the Cambridge Food Co-op is managed by a Board of Directors, a democratically-elected group of Co-op member-owners committed to upholding the values of the Co-op and ensuring the activities of the organization are in the best interests of the Co-op community. Directors are responsible for maintaining the operational and financial health of the Co-op, supervising Co-op management, and engaging in long term planning for the future of the Co-op.
Board Committees help the Board accomplish tasks. These six committees consist of:
Membership & Community Relations
These committees are made up of Co-op members and are usually chaired by a member of the Board. They meet regularly to assist with different sectors of the organization. The committees are guided by their charters, which you can read here.
If you would like to see a PDF list of the Committee Chairs, please click here.
When Does the Board Meet?
The board meets at least 6 times per year and all Co-op members are encouraged to attend. Board meeting agendas and most recent draft meeting minutes are posted on the Co-op’s bulletin board and sent to all members via email prior to each scheduled meeting. During the pandemic, meetings have been via Zoom, and links to the meetings are emailed to members prior to each meeting.
Do You Need to Contact the Board?
Do you have comments or questions about how the Board operates, what its current activities are, or a suggestion? The Cambridge Food Co-op’s Board of Directors wants to hear from you! They are available to answer questions and provide information about co-op governance. Click on the link to the left.
If you would like to see a PDF list of the Board of Directors, please click here.