We’re excited to welcome our new member of our Board of Directors– follow this link here to learn more about our Board, our Bylaws, and our governance structure at our Co-op!
Thank you to everyone that made our Annual Meeting possible during this challenging time, and to the members who participated and provided a warm community welcome for our guest speaker, Leah Penniman. The spirit of our co-op shone through the digital medium, and we’re glad to be able to be in community with one another, even if it’s physically distant!
Follow-up questions about the Annual Meeting, officer presentations, and other inquiries and feedback can be sent to the Member Engagement Committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org or, for operational inquiries, to Sarah Kanabay at email@example.com
Save the date! You should have received your Annual Meeting mailing (either by mail or in your inbox) and access to the Zoom link, along with your SimplyVoting password, as of 2/21/21. Please review the ballot for additional candidate information, Bylaw amendment study guides, and the Annual Meeting agenda as well.
Bylaw amendment study guides: https://www.franklincommunity.coop/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/FCC-Bylaw-Amendment-Proposals-2021-2.zip
Link to Board Candidate Bios: https://www.franklincommunity.coop/board-candidate-forum/
Leah Penniman is a Black Kreyol farmer, author, mother, and food justice activist who has been tending the soil and organizing for an anti-racist food system for over 20 years. She currently serves as founding co-executive director of Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, New York, a Black & Brown led project that works toward food and land justice. Her book is Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land. Find out more about Leah’s work at www.soulfirefarm.org and follow her @soulfirefarm on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.