Serve Your Co-op, Run for the Board of Directors

Have you ever wanted to take that next step and become more involved in our co-op? Have you been wanting a reason to spend more time with Member-Owners drinking beer while also helping to make our co-op great? If so, we have two upcoming opportunities to do just that.

Opportunity #1: The Annual Report Review Committee. Every year, we ask Member-Owners like you to participate in the Annual Report Review Committee. It’s this committee’s job to report on the quality of the annual report to the member-owners at the Assembly Meeting in October.  They will meet a couple of times with Directors and other Member-Owners, review the 2015 annual report before it is presented to the membership, and analyze the degree to which the report fits the guidelines established by the State of Texas. 

If you are interested in serving your co-op by participating in this committee, please contact Charles Hueter at

Opportunity #2: Running for the Board. Running for the Board is an opportunity to bring your enthusiasm, ideas, and leadership to the Black Star Co-op. As a democratically-governed cooperative, electing our own Board of Directors is one of the benefits of being a Member-Owner. If you would like to help the co-op by crafting policies and principles, representing the best interests of the Member-Owners, and collaborating with the Workers’ Assembly, then we highly encourage you to run for one of the three open Board positions this year. No prior experience is required.

To run for the Board, you must first be a fully invested Member-Owner. If you haven’t yet paid your balance, you can do so online or at the co-op. Second, please download the Election Packet here. It contains information about the election, important dates, candidate questions for the website, and the Declaration of Candidacy that you’ll need to sign and return to the Co-op. Finally, you will need to have attended at least one Black Star Board Meeting within the last year as well as a Candidate Orientation. 

There are two board meetings left before the election, which start at noon. However, we will meet at 11:30 AM at the co-op for the candidate orientation before walking next door to the Board Meeting.

Sun, Jul 24 11:30 AM to 3 PM

Sun, Sept 18 11:30 AM to 3 PM

If you are interested in or have any questions about running for the Board of Directors, please contact the leadership development committee at