VFC Hosts Annual Owners Meeting Onsite
For the first time in the history of VFC, the Annual Owners Meeting (AOM) is being held in the actual Co-op! The AOM takes place in the combined Co-op Community Room and deli seating area on Wednesday, October 9, from 5:30 to 8:00pm.
The meeting includes a light meal, but you must RSVP in advance (see below). There is no need to RSVP if you only plan to attend the business portion of the meeting.
Our keynote speaker is Jon Steinman, the author of Grocery Store: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants. Steinman is traveling all around North America this summer visiting food co-ops and giving presentations on his book. The Viroqua Food Co+op is featured in a section of the book titled “Welcome to What’s Possible, North America”.
Grocery Story makes a compelling case for the transformation of the grocery store aisles as the emerging frontier in the local and good food movements.
In this book, author Jon Steinman:
• Deconstructs the food retail sector and the shadows cast by corporate giants • Makes the case for food co-ops as an alternative
• Shows how co-ops spur the creation of local food-based economies and enhance lowincome food access
Jon Steinman has studied and worked with all things food for over two decades. He was the producer and host of the internationally syndicated radio show and podcast Deconstructing Dinner, once ranked as the most-listened-to food podcast in Canada. Jon is the writer and host of Deconstructing Dinner: Reconstructing our Food System – a television and web series currently streaming online. Grocery Story can be purchased at the VFC. Further details about the book as well as other great resources about food can be found here.
All VFC Owners Invited to the AOM!
Each owner needs to RSVP separately. No need to RSVP if you only plan to attend the business portion of the meeting.
October 9th Schedule:
5:30-6:30pm: Light meal prepared by VFC deli (Please RSVP)
6:30pm: Voting ballots close
6:30-8:00pm: Business meeting
• Keynote Speaker – Author Jon Steinman • Information about proposed bylaw changes• Board Report on Fiscal Year 2017-2018
• Co-op Community Fund report
• Election results
• Question & Answers