Democratic Member Control in Action Member/Owners Vote in March

Democratic Member Control in Action Member/Owners Vote in March

By: Gary Hensley, Oneota Co-op Board Vice President

Greetings member/owners of the Oneota Community Food Co-op.

2014 Board election ballots were mailed to all members-in-good-standing on Friday, February 28th. If you did not receive a ballot in the mail, and believe that you should have, please call the Co-op at 563-382-4666 to verify your address and membership status. The contents of the mailing include the announcement of the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Membership, 2014 Board Election Ballot, and Candidate Statements. The Annual Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, April 10th at 7:30 pm and will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Decorah. All members of the Co-op are welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting.

This year, 2014, we have two positions to fill on the Oneota Co-op Board of Directors. Both of these positions are 3-year terms. Our sincere thanks go to Gary Hensley and Deneb Woods for their service on the Oneota Co-op Board.

Board candidates for the 2014 election include the following (two) individuals to fill the two, 3-year term slots on the Co-op Board: Alicia Trout and Deneb Woods

In addition, as the Co-op celebrates its 40th year of operation, we will be hosting a dinner prior to the Annual Meeting. The meal will be catered by Ruth Hampton of Trout River Catering and will feature Gluten-Free Lasagna (both meat and vegetarian varieties), Marinated Vegetable and White Bean Salad, Grilled Mushrooms, Green Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette, and Waving Grains Garlic Bread. The dessert course will feature items from the Co-op’s own Water Street Café. Pre-registration is required for the meal portion of the evening with a cost of $8 per person to partake in the meal. Seating is limited, so please register early. Registration may be completed online at, or through Co-op Customer Service both in-store or via phone at 563-382-4666. Payment is required at the time of registration.