Board's Eye View

Changes in the Works at the Viroqua Food Co-op

Posted on Wed, Mar 04, 2015 @ 03:30 PM

The VFC Board of Directors and VFC Staff are working to follow up on the meetings and discussions held over the past year. These previous discussions, listening sessions and one-on-one conversations with VFC owners refined the topics, ideas and information as it relates to the growth of the Co-op.
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Tags: Board of Directors, Community Conversation

Board's Eye View- March 2014

Posted on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 @ 11:49 AM

Several VFC events occurred during the past few months and all of them included conversations regarding limited space at the Viroqua Food Co-op. There was the Community Conversation last October, the Management Team Strategic Operations Planning Retreat (see photo below) this last January and two recent Coffee with the Board events.

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Tags: Board of Directors, Community Conversation, VFC Staff

Continuing the Viroqua Food Co-op Community Conversation

Posted on Thu, Jan 02, 2014 @ 08:54 AM

Viroqua Food Co-op’s purpose is built around our shared values and needs, and is expressed in our Mission Statement and Ends Policies. Like all cooperatives, we are a democratic organization. Co-op owners elect a Board of Directors from the owner-membership base, which then holds fiduciary responsibility and keeps the lines of communication open with the owners.

But how does the VFC Board of Directors keep a strong connection to thousands of owners? With low attendance at the Annual Owners Meetings in years past, we were concerned that our link with owners was not strong enough to represent a vision of the future.

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Tags: Board of Directors, Cooperative, Community Conversation, Events