What is The Board?
Common Ground board members volunteer their time and expertise to be sure Common Ground is functioning as it should and upholding the Bylaws and Common Ground Ends:
- The co-op is the center of a vibrant, inclusive community
- The cooperative movement is strengthened
- The co-op serves as an educational resource on food issues
- Our local food movement is equitable, robust, and environmentally sound.
Owners are encouraged to attend Board meetings! Board meetings are usually held on the 2nd Monday of the month at the Lincoln Square Mall Conference Center from 6-8pm. Please send a quick email to email@example.com if you are planning to attend. This will allow the Board to notify you in case of any schedule changes.
Have a question for the Board? Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
27End 2: The Cooperative Movement is Strengthened
“Cooperatives are a reminder to the international community that it is possible to pursue both economic viability and social responsibility.” -United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon CommoREAD POST
30Strengthening Our Ends
Written by: Todd Sweet On the evening of October 19, more than 200 people gathered for the annual Meeting of Owners (MOO) at the Urbana Landmark Hotel. Hosted by the Board of Directors and planned byREAD POST
282013 Election Results
Detailed Democracy In keeping with our commitment to democracy and transparency, the Board has decided to implement a new practice of sharing the details of the election results and not just the ovREAD POST
27V.O.T.E. = Voice Of The Engaged
I'm probably not the only person who sometimes tries to come up with a good phrase to turn a word into an acronym. I'm not always that talented at it but this time I think I have a winner: V.READ POST
03Run For Your Board!
It's here- your Co-op's Election Season! Have you ever thought about running for our board of directors? Our board of directors ensures that Common Ground is functioning as it should and upholding theREAD POST
31As We Grow, Will Our Bylaws?
Written By: Ben Galewsky. Bylaws! Those of us who love co-op governance can talk happily about them for hours. Fear not; I'll be brief here. Bylaws are the legal bedrock on which our co-op is based.READ POST
26The Magic of Commitment
Written by Eunice Bucknerboone. One of my favorite movies is "Field of Dreams" and the quote by James Earl Jones explaining why Ray's decision to build a baseball field instead farming feels magicREAD POST