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Sound Consumer | September 2003


Notice of semi-annual meeting and special election

Sunday, October 12, 2003 at 2 p.m.
Scottish Rite Masonic Center
1155 Broadway E., Seattle

The vote on the proposal to change the Bylaws of PCC will be recorded at this meeting. See the special insert in this issue, Amending our Bylaws, for the complete text of the proposed changes and your ballot. You may vote by mail, in any PCC store or in person.

  • Mailed ballots must be received at PCC's office by Friday, October 10, 2003.
  • In-store balloting will end at 10 a.m. on Sunday, October 12, 2003.
  • You may also vote in person at the October 12 meeting until the ballot count begins.
  • Ballots will be counted at the semi-annual meeting. Results will be posted in the PCC office, in all PCC stores and on the PCC Web site by October 15, 2003. Results will also be reported in the November Sound Consumer.

Other 2003 Bylaw election information:

  • Bylaws Proposal: Pro and Con Statements
  • Current information and election documents

Talk to the board

Every September, members of PCC's Board of Trustees get out into the stores to let members know what they're working on and to get feedback about the direction of the co-op. This year, we are going to expand the schedule to include more opportunities to meet you. We think it will give every member a better chance to give us feedback. Look for the schedule in the October issue of the PCC Sound Consumer.
— Kim Norton, Chair, Linkage Task Force

July board meeting

The Board of Trustees met on July 29. Members previewed a series of new posters that showcase the programs and partnerships that emphasize PCC's "Co-op Advantage." The posters by now are in all stores, suspended over the aisles. Management presented a report as requested by the Board on the cost of variations in the member benefits program at PCC. After hearing the report and discussing the options, the Board agreed that there should be no changes in the program at this time.

The Board also approved new charters or extensions for several task forces. The Board Development Task Force will develop and implement continuing board education relevant to long-term planning. The Linkage Task Force will plan ways to increase dialog between members and the Board. The CEO Task Force will prepare the annual evaluation of the CEO's performance. The Sustainability Task Force will continue its work on developing guiding principles, goals and priorities for PCC's sustainability practices.

The Board also approved October 12 as the date of the semi-annual membership meeting where the vote on the bylaws proposal will be recorded (see the special printed insert in this issue — "Amending our Bylaws," which includes your ballot, or view these docuemnts online here).

September board meeting

The next Board meeting will be on Tuesday, September 30 at 5 p.m. at the PCC office, 4201 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle. There will be time for member comments at 7 p.m.


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