Board's Eye View

Spring 2018 Board News & Views

Posted on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 @ 03:00 PM

Hello, fellow VFC Owners! As you can see, the expansion is in full swing. Isn’t it exciting to see the size and Karen Mischel-BOD.jpgshape of our future Co-op? There is a lot more construction ahead and your patience is appreciated. Believe me, it will be worth it.

The Board of Directors put in years of planning for the expansion and the result is fantastic, but the work doesn’t stop there. What’s next for our Co-op? Have you ever wanted to be directly involved in carrying out the fiscal and fiduciary oversight of the Co-op? Do you have a particular skill set or expertise that you feel is valuable to the Board? Well, now is your chance to be involved!

This autumn, there are two open seats on the VFC Board and each one is a 3-year term. If you are interested in running for a seat on the Board, download a 2018 Prospective Board Member Packet, which will be available by March 30th at:

There are three qualifications to become a Board candidate:

  1. Ownership paid in full and in applicant’s name
  2. Commitment to attend monthly meetings beginning in September
  3. Read Prospective Board Member Packet and fill out the application

Applications are due by Friday, June 29. If you have any questions about running for the Board, please feel free to contact me via email at or in person.

Voting begins 30 days before the Annual Owners Meeting. Details about the meeting and election dates will be in the upcoming 2018 Summer Pea Soup.

I have served on the VFC Board for two years and can tell you it is a rewarding opportunity. The additional outreach events that the Co-op has provided for the Board to hear directly from our owners has been particularly beneficial and always enjoyable. This is an exciting time for the Co-op as we enter this new phase of growth.

The store is only our building, the cooperative is what builds our community far and wide. Please join us!

Karen Mischel  

Vice President, Viroqua Food Co+op Board of Directors

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