category Board of Directors

Black Star Co-op Elections: Call for Candidates!

Every fall Black Star Co-op Member-Owners vote for Board of Director positions. Directors review
and craft policies and principles, represent the interests of all Member-Owners, and collaborate with
the Workersʼ Assembly. Take your love of Black Star Co-op to the next level by running for the
Board. To run for the Board, you must:

1.  Be a fully invested Member-Owner
2. Attend at least one Black Star Board Meeting within the last year

There are 3 opportunities left, during the morning or afternoon of the Board retreat on
August 19 th or the September 16 th Board meeting from noon to 3pm. Download the
election packet for more details.

3. Attend a Candidate Orientation Session at Black Star (roughly a 30 minute conversation)

o Wednesday August 8 st from 4:30 to 6:30pm
o Thursday August 16 th from 4:30 to 6:30pm
o Friday August 24 th from 4:30 to 6:30pm
o Other days and times are available, contact ldc@blackstar.coop

4. Submit your Declaration of Candidacy form.

Download the Election Packet here:

2018 Election Packet_V3

It contains information about the election,
important dates, candidate questions for the website, and the Declaration of
Candidacy form. All forms must be submitted no later than September 24 th , 2018 by
11:59pm

Interested, but have questions before you decide to run? Ready to run, but want more information
about how to start the process? Your first step is contacting the Leadership Development
Committee through email: ldc@blackstar.coop.
*If you have not yet paid your balance, you can do so online or at the Co-op.

Members

 

 

Explore Running for the Board: Attend July 22nd Board Meeting

 

It’s that time of year again! If your are considering running for the Board this fall one of the requirements is attendance at a board meeting in the last twelve months. There are only three more chances to get this requirement in before this year’s packet deadline.  It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Black Star Board as we embark on a strategic planning process around our new Ends policy, and deepen our alignment with the co-op’s Workers’ Assembly. If you’d like to join us please meet in front of the pub at 11:45am on Sunday July 22nd, and we’ll walk you over to the meeting space. If you have any questions about running for the board, please reach out to the Leadership Development Committee at ldc@blackstar.coop

Member-Owner Extravaganza

Hi Member-Owners! We had tons of fun at the last Extravaganza in February, and are looking forward to the second quarter Extravaganza on May 8th, 2018 from 6pm- 8pm.  The Member Assembly meeting will have come and gone, so we should have plenty to talk about. Pints and appetizers will be provided. I hope to see  you there!

By Marcus Wilson, your friendly neighborhood Board member

Board Update

Member-Owner Extravaganza
Tuesday 2/13 6-8pm – Come join directors and your co-owners for a pint or two and some snacks and experience some co-operative community!

Join the Annual Report Review Committee
Want to help out your co-op? Passionate about transparency? Curious about the Board’s work?  Have we got the committee for you! Active from late February through early June, the Annual Report Review Committee will review the co-op’s 2017 Annual Report to Owners to ensure that it is understandable, accurate, and meets the requirements of the Texas Business Organization Code. The work typically requires email communication and 1-3 in person meetings at the pub. To find out more or join the committee, email the committee’s chair at kyle.voosen@blackstar.coop

Board Meeting Date
The February Board meeting is still being scheduled and will take place late in the month. Email the board at board@blackstar.coop to be notified of the meeting date personally.

By Beth Beutel

2016 Board Meeting Minutes

 

 Hello there! I’m Marcus the Secretary for the Board of Directors now. Prior to being on the Board I would refresh this blog after every meeting hoping to see an update and get caught up on all the cooperative business that was happening. Now that I am generating the minutes I’ve learned that actually writing down what was said is just the beginning.

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Black Star Co-op Financial Condition FAQ

1.     Why did I not know sooner about our financial condition?

The Board has communicated regularly to the membership through our annual reports, membership newsletters, and member assemblies regarding our financial condition as well as actions being taken to address the issue.  At the last annual members meeting held on October 30, 2016, we discussed our declining sales, challenges facing the co-op, our ends policies and the 2015 annual report, which stated:

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