We are hiring!

On the heels of the latest update from the Board of Directors, we are excited to share the news that we are now seeking a Project Manager!

No more behind the scenes info, it is time to get the word out and make this exciting position HIGHLY VISIBLE!

We share with you now, as you recognize the importance of a Project Manager/Campaign Coordinator as a catalyst to opening our community-owned store in Oshkosh.

Take a peek at our Job Description.  Could this be FOR YOU? Or for someone you know?

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter and resume to oshkoshfoodcoop@gmail.com with the subject line: Project Manager Application

We do plan to post the position on various sites within the Oshkosh community, as well as with other food co-ops and food co-op networks. We would appreciate your help to spread the word throughout your various networks.

Let’s flood the OFC Human Resources Team with awesome talent for this critical role. 

 

 

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2018 Board of Directors Candidate Slate Announced!

We are very excited to announce this year's Oshkosh Food Co-op slate of candidates!

Each year, three board positions are open for election. Board members hold positions for three-year terms, and elections are held in the first half of every year. Two additional board slots are open this year due to two board members leaving their terms early (one for a medical reason, another for a community endeavor).

2018 Board of Directors Candidate Slate. Please click the links below to read the nomination statement that each of the outstanding candidates has prepared as you consider your vote! You will have the opportunity to vote for up to five candidates.

Who is eligible to vote: Every primary member (each member household gets one vote) that became a member on or before March 26, 2018 is eligible to vote in the board of directors election.

How to cast your vote:

  • At the annual meeting! All primary members can vote between 4:30-5:30pm at the Annual Meeting on April 25, 2018. Click here for more details on the annual meeting. Additional instructions will be available at the annual meeting.
  • Primary members can also vote online! An email will be sent to each eligible primary member no less than two weeks before the Annual Meeting. Online elections will close at midnight on April 24, 2018. Additional instructions will be included in the email.

 If you have any questions, you can contact us by email at oshkoshfoodcoop@gmail.com

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2018 Annual Meeting Agenda

The Oshkosh Food Co-op Annual Meeting & Celebration is coming up soon! We will be celebrating successes, growth, and love for local and healthy food on Wednesday, April 25th at Blue Door Consulting (50 W. 6th Ave., Oshkosh) starting at 4:30pm.

If you haven't already submitted your RSVP, please do so here.

Here is the program for our Annual Meeting & Celebration event:

4:30pm Voting for Board of Director Candidates opens. Enjoy food, samples, social hour, and children's activities.
5:30pm Annual Meeting Begins
  Welcome
  Approve Minutes
  Close Elections for Board of Directors
  State of the Co-op
  Announce Newly Elected Board Members
  Snag a group photo of all members
6:30pm Adjourn

 

We hope to see you on April 25th!

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2018 Board of Directors Nominations Now Open!

Dear Oshkosh Food Co-op Members,

This is the official notice of openings for the Oshkosh Food Co-op Board of Directors! Are you passionate about local foods, eager to open a thriving community-owned grocery store in the heart of Oshkosh, and excited to work with a creative, skilled, and dedicated team? If your answer is yes, yes, yes…WE NEED YOU!

Each year, three board positions are open for election. Board members hold positions for three-year terms, and elections are held in the first half of every year. Two additional board slots are open this year due to two board members leaving their terms early (one for a medical reason, another for a community endeavor).

All together we have five slots open for the Oshkosh Food Coop Board of Directors with three incumbents running again. Nomination statements are due Tuesday, February 27, 2018. You can find details about what being a board member entails as well as how to run for the Oshkosh Food Co-op Board of Directors by downloading the nomination packet here

We are here to help you consider running for the Oshkosh Food Co-op! Stop in and talk with current board members during any one (or all!) of the opportunities below.

Wednesday, February 7th board members will be available for informal conversation and questions at Planet Perk (City Center) from 4:30 - 6PM; open house style.

Saturday, February 10th we will be at the Oshkosh Farmers Market from 9:00AM-12:30PM. Stop by to talk and/or ask questions.

Wednesday, February 14th we will hold an open house from 6:00-6:30PM prior to our board meeting; location 817 Waugoo Ave, Oshkosh. Stay for the board meeting if you'd like! Board meeting runs from 6:30-8:30PM.

If you are interested in becoming a Board member, and we hope you are, please see the process for nomination here.  If you have any questions, you can contact us by email at oshkoshfoodcoop@gmail.com

Thank you,

The Oshkosh Food Co-op Board of Directors

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2017 Oshkosh Food Co-op Board of Directors Nominees

Three Oshkosh Food Co-op Board of Directors positions are open for election in 2017. Board members hold their positions for three-year terms, and elections are held in the first half of every year. The following are biographies that have been submitted as self-nominations to the Oshkosh Food Co-op Board of Directors. 

Please click the links below to read the biographies of the nominees. 

Nominees:

 

 If you have any questions, you can contact us by email at oshkoshfoodcoop@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Public Meeting Agenda March 1, 2017

Oshkosh Food Co-op Board Meeting              Date: 3-1-17             Time: 7:30-9:30 PM

Location: Blue Door Consulting, 21 W New York St., Oshkosh, WI

1.     Member Comment Period [3 minutes per comment]

2.     Approve minutes of previous meeting

3.     Treasurers Report

 

  • Savings:
  • Checking:
  • OACommunity Foundation acct:
  • Seed Grant activity:
  • Fully paid members:
    • Payment plan members:

 

 

4.     Mail: [Lawrence]

5.     Taxes: [Nicole/Lawrence]

6.     New members (checked 2/26/17):

7.     Annual Meeting/Election: [Stephanie/Nicole]

8.     Yard signs needed:

9.     Flash Campaigns: [Brenda]

10.  Co-op Grow Op 3.0 Spring edition: [Brenda/Cynthia/Brenna]  

11.  Meeting time:
12.  Pro Forma: [Nicole]
13.  Winter Market plan – [Stephanie/Cynthia]
14.  Technology update: [Stephanie]:
15.  Grants: [Paul] update if any
16.  Social Media: [Brenna/December]
17.  Board Letter:
18.  Mentorship with People’s Co-op: [Stephanie]
19.  Meet and Greets: [John]
20.  Up & Coming Conference:
21.  Any other outreach events:
22.  Standing Business:  Committee check in: a brief update/report if needed [previous topics of agenda are on 7/6/16 version of agenda]

New Business

Other Business

Adjourn
Meeting schedule notes:

  • NEXT BOARD MEETING: Wednesday, 3/15/17 at 7:30 at 817 Waugoo Ave

NEXT Grow Op meeting: Wed 3/8 at 7PM at Blue Door

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February 15, 2017 Public Meeting Agenda

Oshkosh Food Co-op Board MeetingDate: 2-15-17Time: 7:30-9:30 PM

Location: 817 Waugoo Ave, Oshkosh

  1. Member Comment Period [3 minutes per comment]

  2. Approve minutes of previous meeting

  3. Treasurers Report



  • Savings:

  • Checking:

  • OACommunity Foundation acct:

  • Seed Grant activity:

  • Fully paid members:

  • Payment plan members:



 

  1. Mail: [Lawrence]

  2. Taxes: [Nicole/Lawrence]

  3. New members (checked 2/12/17):

  4. Mentorship with People’s Co-op: [Stephanie]

  5. Grants: [Paul]

  6. Annual Meeting: [Stephanie/Nicole]

  7. Flash Campaigns: [Brenda]  

  8. Co-op Grow Op 3.0 Spring edition: [Brenda/Cynthia/Brenna]  

  9. Pro Forma: [Nicole] Update

  10. Winter Market plan – [Stephanie/Cynthia]

  11. Technology update: [Stephanie]:

  12. Social Media: [Brenna/December]

  13. Board Letter:

  14. Meet and Greets: [John]

  15. Up & Coming Conference:

  16. Any other outreach events:

  17. Standing Business:  Committee check in: a brief update/report if needed [previous topics of agenda are on 7/6/16 version of agenda]

  18. New Business

  19. Other Business

Adjourn

Meeting schedule notes:

  • NEXT BOARD MEETING: Wednesday, 3/1/17 at 7:30 at 817 Waugoo Ave

  • NEXT Grow Op meeting: Wed 2/22 at 7PM at Blue Door

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Self-nomination for Oshkosh Food Co-op Board of Directors

Dear Oshkosh Food Co-op Members,

We are posting the notice of openings for the Oshkosh Food Co-op Board of Directors!  Three board positions are open for election in 2017. Board members hold their positions for three-year terms, and elections are held in the first half of every year. If you are interested in becoming a Board member, please see the process for self-nomination below.  If you have any questions, you can contact us by email at oshkoshfoodcoop@gmail.com.

 

 

Self-nomination for the Oshkosh Food Co-op Board of Directors

 

Note: Please review the Oshkosh Food Co-op by-laws, which are available here: http://www.oshkoshfoodcoop.com/bylaws

 

Eligibility:

Nomination and Election Process:

  1. Board nominations are open beginning Monday, January 30th
  2. The nomination statement (see requirements below) must be emailed to oshkoshfoodcoop@gmail.com by the end of the day on February 14, 2017
  3. Qualifying nominees will be placed on the ballot, which will be announced no less than 30 days prior to election
  4. An election will take place by ballot at the Oshkosh Food Co-op annual meeting (date coming soon). Ballots will be counted and results announced at the end of the meeting

Board Member Expectations and Responsibilities:

  • Commit to a three-year term
  • Prepare for, attend, and participate in Board meetings (held every other week with the schedule to be determined by the Board members availability, and generally lasting 2 hours)
  • Prepare for, attend, and participate in a Board annual retreat (usually scheduled in January on a weekend day)
  • Respond promptly (within 48 hours ideally) to Oshkosh Food Co-op Board emails and/or voice mail messages
  • Attend the Oshkosh Food Co-op annual meeting, the official meeting of the owner-members of the Oshkosh Food Co-op
  • Serve on and/or lead Board committees

Your nomination statement must include:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Address of residency
  3. What would you bring/offer to the Oshkosh Food Co-op Board?
  4. What is your dream for the Oshkosh Food Co-op for the coming years?
  5. Why do you think the Oshkosh Food Co-op is important to the greater Oshkosh community?
  6. Why cooperatives?
  7. Please offer any additional thoughts you would like Oshkosh Food Co-op member-owners to know about you

Nominations, including the nomination statement, must be received by email on or before Tuesday, February 14, 2017. E-mail a complete nomination statement to Kelly Matthews, Oshkosh Food Co-op Board President, at oshkoshfoodcoop@gmail.com.

 

Thank you,

 

The Oshkosh Food Co-op Board

 

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Public Agenda January 18, 2017

Oshkosh Food Co-op Board Meeting

Date: 1-18-17

Time: 7:30-9:30 PM

Location: 817 Waugoo Ave, Oshkosh

  1. Member Comment Period [3 minutes per comment]

  2. Approve minutes of previous meeting

  3. Treasurers Report



  • Savings:

  • Checking:

  • OACommunity Foundation acct:

  • Seed Grant activity:

  • Fully paid members:

  • Payment plan members:



 

  1. Mail: [Lawrence]

  2. Taxes: [Nicole/Lawrence]

  3. New members (checked 1/17/17):

  4. Board Retreat: 1-29-17 (Sun) 10-3  

  5. Mentorship with People’s Co-op: [Stephanie]

  6. Grants: [Paul]

  7. Co-op Grow Op 3.0 Spring edition: [Brenda/Cynthia/Brenna]  

  8. Pro Forma: [Nicole]

  9. Gift of the Co-op/Push to 400 campaign: [Brenda]

  10. Winter Market plan – [Stephanie/Cynthia]

  11. Membership Cards update: [Brenna]

  12. Technology update: [Stephanie]:

  13. Social Media: [Brenna/December]

  14. Board Letter topics needed:

  15. Meet and Greets: [John]

  16. Up & Coming Conference:

  17. Any other outreach events:

  18. Standing Business:  Committee check in: a brief update/report if needed [previous topics of agenda are on 7/6/16 version of agenda]

  19. New Business

  20. Other Business

Adjourn

Meeting schedule notes:

  • NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, 2/1/17 at 7:30 at 817 Waugoo Ave

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Public Agenda January 4, 2017

Oshkosh Food Co-op Board Meeting              Date: 1-4-17             Time: 7:30-9:30 PM

Location: 817 Waugoo Ave, Oshkosh

 

1.     Member Comment Period [3 minutes per comment]
2.     Approve minutes of previous meeting
3.     Treasurers Report
  • Savings:
  • Checking:
  • OACommunity Foundation acct:
  • Seed Grant activity:
  • Fully paid members:
  • Payment plan members:

 

4.     Mail: [Lawrence]

5.     New members (checked 1/3/17):

6.     Board Retreat: Will be rescheduled  - several board members will be absent 1-8-17

7.     Mentorship with People’s Co-op:  

8.     Grants: [Paul]

9.     Love My Credit Union Campaign: [Brenda]

10.  Co-op Grow Op 3.0 Spring edition: [Brenda/Cynthia]

11.  Pro Forma: [Nicole]

12.  Gift of the Co-op/Push to 400 campaign: [Brenda]

13.  Winter Market plan – [Stephanie/Cynthia]

14.  Membership Cards update: [Brenna]

15.  Technology update: [Stephanie]:

16.  Social Media: [Brenna/December]-

17.  Board Letter topics needed:

18.  Meet and Greets: [John]

19.  Up & Coming Conference:

20.  Any other outreach events:

21.  Standing Business:  Committee check in: a brief update/report if needed [previous topics of agenda are on 7/6/16 version of agenda]

22.  New Business

23.  Other Business

Adjourn

Meeting schedule notes:

  • NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, 1/18/17 at 7:30 at 817 Waugoo Ave
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