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Member-Owner Meetings

Sunday, October 27th, 6:00pm

Regular Membership Meeting to take place at

Albany Ramada

3 Watervliet Ave Ext

4:00-5:15 pm In the Community Room at the Co-op

  • Meet the Candidates for the GRC
  • Dessert Potluck and opportunity for conversation. Please bring a healthy snack or a dessert to share. HWFC will provide beverages.

6:00-8:30 pm Membership Meeting

Welcome   10 minutes

Financial and Operational Update: Presentation   15 minutes

Governance Review Council (GRC) Update: Presentation   5 minutes

Election for Three (3) Seats on the GRC: Q&A and Vote   60 minutes

There will be a call for nominations from the floor.  Eligible candidate applications will be posted in the Co-op and online here: GRC 2019 Election
Meet the Candidates session in the Community Room at the Co-op: Wednesday, October 23rd 5:30-7:30pm & Sunday, October 27th 4:00-5:15pm
For more information about the GRC or about becoming a candidate, contact or 

Bylaws Revisions: 410.3(c)* & 440.3: Presentation, Q&A, and Vote   35 minutes

410.3(c) currently states:  A Member-Owner who is or becomes a supervisory employee at HWFC may not simultaneously serve on the Board.
410.3(c) proposed language:  A Member-Owner who is or becomes a supervisory employee at HWFC may not simultaneously serve on the Board. A supervisory employee at HWFC is one to whom other HWFC staff directly report.

440.3 currently states:  Five Directors shall constitute a quorum.
440.3 proposed language:  A simple majority of sitting Directors shall constitute a quorum

Member-Owner Manual Change: Presentation, Q&A, and Vote   10 minutes

Remove Harassment Policy in Member-Owner Manual due to creation of separate Anti-Harassment Policy to conform with current New York State law.

Open Discussion for 15 minutes until adjournment   15 minutes

Eligibility to vote at a Membership Meeting = up to date on time investment requirements and ownership interest payments.  If you have questions regarding your eligibility, contact Member-Owner Coordinator Yevette Buddeau at or 482-2667 Extension 104 three days PRIOR to the meeting to confirm that your name is on the voting list.   

A successful Co-op depends on the active support and participation of the membership.  Member-Owner participation is the most significant part of our ability to successfully govern the Co-op.  Our bylaws require a quorum to start the meeting and vote.   

We encourage you to come out and be a part of the Co-op discussion.  Get involved and vote. 

If you would like assistance in arranging carpooling contact Yevette Buddeau at or 482-2667 Extension 104 by October 17, 2019.

Guidelines for voting:  Once a quorum is reached (no official business can be conducted until we have adequate representation of eligible voters) the meeting will be called to order.  At that time, the agenda will proceed in the order shown above.

A ballot box for each vote will be opened at the end of each presentation.  Ballot boxes, once opened, will remain open until the meeting is adjourned.

* Please see the information below in reference to “Bylaws 410.3(c) Proposed Language.” The following HWFC staff positions currently have direct reports. Please note this list may change.
Chief Cooperative Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Operations
Human Resources Director
Bulk Manager
Cheese & Specialty Manager
Food Service Front of House Manager
Food Service Bakery Manager
Food Service Manager
Food Service Sous Chef
Front End Manager
Grocery Center Store Manager
Environmental Services Manager
Marketing Director
Meat & Seafood Manager
Plants Manager
Produce Manager


If circumstances require additional meetings other than those listed here, the dates and times will be posted when they become available.

Orientation Meetings:

For those who wish to offer time and skills to Honest Weight, orientations are held several times each month, and are about three hours long. The Co-op will make a personal appointment for you if you cannot make any of our regularly scheduled orientations, or if you are a person with special needs who would be better served by a private orientation.

Orientation schedules may be found at the Service Desk or you may request one by emailing Please stop by or call the Service Desk at 518-482-2667 x 270 to register.  To request a private appointment, please email the Member-Owner Coordinator at

See Past Meeting Minutes