Run, Run, Run: The Co-op Needs You on the Board
NOTICE of Election for Weavers Way Co-op Board of Directors
Members may vote online beginning on or about April 1, 2019, through the date of the Weavers Way Spring General Membership Meeting. (Voting will end 30 minutes after the meeting begins.)
Board positions to be filled: 3 At-Large Directors for 3-Year Terms
Candidate’s application and instructions are available at www.weaversway.coop/board-elections
Important Dates for Candidates
- Attend the Weavers Way Board meeting Feb. 5 at the Chestnut Hill Community Centre, 8419 Germantown Ave. (Conference Room)
- Attend an informational session for candidates: Jan. 22 in Mt. Airy, Jan. 24 in Chestnut Hill and Jan. 30 in Ambler. All sessions are at 6:30 p.m.; exact locations TBD.
- Submit a ballot nomination by Feb. 28 with a written statement and a high-resolution photo.
If being more active is one of your New Year’s resolutions, then run!
Yes, you can be more active at Weavers Way by running for the board. Our new election cycle is about to start and we need you.
What’s it like to serve on the board? Here are some current members’ stories and comments:
Larry Daniels: “It’s quite cool for me to represent the Weavers Way Board. I am very active in the Mt. Airy community, and it continues to amaze me how many people recognize me by my association with Weavers Way.”
Lisa Hogan: “After joining the Board I went to a training in Buffalo, NY, with (fellow Board members) Josh Bloom and Laura Siena. We included a stopoff at Niagara Falls and took a ride on the Maid of the Mist together. Great way to get to know my new partners!”
Esther Wyss-Flamm: “I love being part of the newly established Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, where we are defining ways to expand our reach and drawing in more members from diverse backgrounds, encouraging the Co-op community to be even more inclusive as it continues to grow. ”
Josh Bloom: “A few years ago, I participated as a board member in the planning that led to our expansion to a third location, which ultimately became our Ambler store. We were all at the table looking at market analyses and soliciting our board’s input. We had to weigh carefully the risks of expanding and the risks of not expanding. While much of the board’s day-to-day work involves fiduciary oversight, we also engage bigger-picture questions in planning Weavers Way’s future.”
If you would like to learn more, contact Lisa Hogan at LisaH43@comcast.net.
Remember, before you run, you must attend a board meeting. The next one is Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Chestnut Hill Community Center’s second floor conference room. Applications are due by Feb. 28. For more information: www.weaversway.coop/board-elections.