Regular Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at 5:30pm in the Grand County Public Library board room (257 E. Center Street).
Co-op owners are welcome to join and may address the board at the beginning of the meeting.
View minutes from previous meetings by browsing our Meeting Minutes Archive.
View minutes from the October 26, 2023 meeting.
Quarterly Board Updates
Dear Moonflower Co-op Owners,
Fall is off to a great start at the co-op! The Annual Owner Meeting was held on Sunday, August 13th at the MARC. Our yearly presentation was given by Emily Stock, our president. Jonny Jew, our treasurer, gave a review of the financials. Our general manager, Shane Huggar, gave an overall store report. The Board of Directors election results were also announced at the meeting. Brook Indries was re-elected to the Board. Our new Board member is Claire Core. Congrats to them both! The meeting was well attended by owners.
The day was also a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Moonflower Community Co-op. The day’s events featured many of our vendors and their products at the co-op. There was a very nice discount for all owner purchases as well.
In the evening, Moonflower Co-op hosted a party for the entire community with a free dinner, open bar, and live music by 2 local bands. The delicious food was prepared by a variety of local caterers, including our own Datura Deli. It was a wonderful evening attended by over 200 people. It was such a joy to see so many friends, family, neighbors, and staff enjoying the party.
Thank you all for your great support of the Moonflower Co-op!
– The Moonflower Board of Directors
Serve on the Board of Directors!
Members of the Board of Directors provide democratic, representative governance to Moonflower Community Co-op, a member-owned food cooperative. Consider applying to join the Board of Directors today!
The Board plays a vital role in the long-term health and welfare of the cooperative through setting a mission and vision as well as overseeing the General Manager and proactively managing the financial viability of the cooperative.
What is the Board’s role?
The Board of Directors is representative of co-op members/owners and is responsible for the overall well-being of Moonflower Community Cooperative. The Board exercises its authority through its relationship with the General Manager, whom it hires and monitors.
The Board does not involve itself in operational details. They do not make decisions about what the co-op stocks, the specifics of personnel issues, or the day-to-day operations.
The requirements for board service are written in our by-laws, legal documents governing Moonflower’s management. Accordingly, applicants must:
- Be eighteen years of age or older
- Not have any overriding conflict of interest with the cooperative
- Have been a co-op member for at least 6 months prior to the 2023 annual meeting (August 13, 2023)
- Be able and willing to commit up to 10 hours per month and serve a 3-year term
- Prepare for and participate in monthly Board meetings, the annual Board workshop, and the co-op annual meeting
- Be available via phone or email between meetings as necessary
- Not have any demonstrated hostility towards the cooperative or any personal agenda contrary to the best interests of the cooperative
The benefits of becoming a Board member are many, but just a few are:
- Helping to support Moonflower in its mission “to provide socially responsible foods, goods and education to promote a healthy, sustainable community”
- Giving back to the community through your service on the Board
- Helping to diversify the Moonflower Board through your unique background and experience
- Receiving a 20% discount on purchases at Moonflower and a reduced markup on special orders
How to apply:
Download the Board Member Application or pick up at copy at the co-op. Fill out and submit to the co-op or to firstname.lastname@example.org.