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Elections & Nominations Committee

 April 29, 2018 - VOTE for the Board of Directors. 

Seven seats will be open. Are you considering running for the board?  Then attend Board Meetings at 6:00 pm on the first Tuesday of the month in the Community Room and talk to a Board Member or a member of the Elections and Nomination Committee about the skills required.  The Application Packet will be available on this page as soon as Nominations open. 

For an overview of the Election process please see:

Honest Weight Nominating & Voting Manual

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the very full meeting agenda of the January 28, 2018 General Membership Meeting!

It is with deep appreciation that we acknowledge the 6 Member-Owners who offered themselves in service to our Co-op Community by running for a seat on the Governance Review Council. The following Member-Owners were elected on January 28, 2018:

James Kaufman

Tom Capobianco

Urusla Abrams

 

VOTE 2: Bylaws Revision Definition of Quorum
• Bylaw 440.3: A majority of sitting directors shall constitute a quorum.

116 Yes Votes to accept revised board quorum

 
63 No Votes to keep current board quorum

116 is less than two-thirds of the required threshold to change the Bylaws and this revision does not pass.

• Bylaw 470.3(e): A majority of sitting GRC members shall constitute a quorum.

122 Yes Votes to accept revised GRC quorum


58 No Vote to keep current GRC quorum

122 is greater than two-thirds of the required threshold to change the Bylaws and this revision passes.
 

• Bylaw 471.3(c): A majority of sitting Bylaw 471.3(c): A majority of sitting Panel members shall constitute a quorum. 


77 Yes Votes to accept revised panel quorum

98 No Votes to keep current panel quorum

77 is less than two-thirds of the required threshold to change the Bylaws and this revision does not pass.
 

VOTE 3: Bylaws and Member-Owner Manual changes proposed by the Co-op Voice
3A Resolve that Section 330.6(a) stating that: 
"The right of Member-Owners to communicate with each other about issues of concern to Member-Owners and Shareholders relating to the mission, operation or governance of HWFC on co-op premises shall not be limited."
be added to the Bylaws.

78 Yes Votes to Accept the proposed addition
104 No Votes to Reject the proposed addition
78 is less than two-thirds of the required threshold to change the Bylaws and this revision does not pass.

3B Resolve that Section 330.6(b) stating that: 

"Member-Owners working cooperatively to maintain a member-to-member newsletter independent of the Board and Management shall publish articles representing a diversity of subjects and opinions.  The publication shall be overseen by an independent board of editors applying rigorous journalistic standards. Contributors and editors shall receive reasonable time investment credits."

be added to the Bylaws.


72 Yes Votes to Accept the proposed addition

107 No Votes Reject the proposed addition

72 is less than two-thirds of the required threshold to change the Bylaws and this revision does not pass.
 
3C Resolve that:
"The right of Member-Owners to communicate with each other about issues of concern to Member-Owners and Shareholders relating to the mission, operation or governance of HWFC on co-op premises shall not be limited."
be added to the Member-Owner Manual.

78 Yes Votes to Accept the proposed addition
103 No Votes to Reject the proposed addition
A simple majority is the required threshold and this revision does not pass.

3D Resolve that: 

"Member-Owners working cooperatively to maintain a member-to-member newsletter independent of the Board and Management shall publish articles representing a diversity of subjects and opinions.  The publication shall be overseen by an independent board of editors applying rigorous journalistic standards. Contributors and editors shall receive reasonable time investment credits.  The existing Co-op Voice will continue to fulfill this requirement until such time as it may be replaced by a vote of the HWFC Membership at a Membership Meeting." 
be added to the Member-Owner Manual.

64 Yes Votes to Accept the proposed addition
113 No Votes to Reject the proposed addition
A simple majority is the required threshold and this revision does not pass.

VOTE 4: Restated Certificate of Incorporation, with Paragraph 8.A, Conforming Language for Bylaws and Member-Owner Manual, and Member to Member-Owner Bylaws Revision
4A Resolve that:
The Certificate of Incorporation of HWFC be revised to authorize HWFC to issue certificates of 
membership (as defined in Section 3(e) of the Cooperative Corporations Law.)  These certificates will also be known as certificates of ownership in the Restated Certificate of Incorporation.

The Bylaws of HWFC be revised to conform to the Restated Certificate of Incorporation.  These revisions are detailed as "Category A" revisions in the complete copy of the proposed bylaws revisions.

The Member-Owner Manual of HWFC be revised to conform to the Restated Certificate of Incorporation.  These revisions are detailed in the proposed January 28, 2018 edition of the Member-Owner Manual

143 Yes Votes to Accept all of these proposed revisions
17 No Votes to Reject all of these proposed revisions
143 is greater than two-thirds of the required threshold to change the Bylaws and this revision passes.

4B Resolve that:
The Bylaws of HWFC be revised to incorporate the revisions detailed as "Category B" and "Category C" revisions in the complete copy of the Proposed bylaws revisions.

142 Yes Votes to Accept all of these proposed revisions
19 No Votes to Reject all of these proposed revisions
142 is greater than two-thirds of the required threshold to change the Bylaws and this revision passes.

 

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