2021 BOD and Bylaw Changes Election Results

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Brattleboro Food Co-op Board of Director Election and Bylaw Changes Election Results 

Total Ballots Cast: 984: 973 on-line ballots, 12 paper ballots. Two ballots were invalid.

Results by Candidate: 

Jerelyn Wilson                  859        Elected to the Board for a three-year term

Judy Fink                          797         Elected to the Board for a three-year term

Johanna Zalneraitis            754     Elected to the Board for a three-year term

John Hatton                      747         Elected to the Board for a two-year term*

Calvin Dame                     687         Elected to the Board for a one year term**

Michele Meulendyk           674       Elected to the Board for a one year term**

Jennifer Moore                 441         Not elected to the Board

*to maintain the proper staggering of Board Terms.

** filling a seat vacated by a departing Board member

Changes to Bylaws:

All proposed bylaw changes were approved.

Click to view revised Bylaws.

In Favor                         Abstain                     Against          

Bylaw 9A.3                              887                                  75                               22

Bylaw 3.2                                 873                                  74                               41

Bylaw Section 9A.3 – Consent of Shareholders

By obtaining or retaining shareholder status in the Co-op, each shareholder shall thereby consents to take into account, in the manner and to the extent required by Section 1385 of the Internal Revenue Code federal and state tax law, the stated dollar amount of any qualified written notice of allocation in the taxable year in which such notice is received. any patronage dividend received from the Co-op. Shareholders have the choice of redeeming their patronage dividend as credit or cash at the register, or their patronage dividend will be donated if unclaimed after 90 days to a charity chosen by the Co-op.

 BYLAW Section 3.2 – Certificates

Holders of shares shall be entitled to receive a certificate evidencing their holding. All certificates shall be signed by the President or Vice President and by the Secretary or Assistant Secretary and shall be numbered and registered by the Co-op. Each certificate shall contain a prominent notation that it is transferable only with the express consent of the Co-op. The Co-op may issue a replacement certificate for any certificate alleged to have been lost, stolen or destroyed without requiring the giving of a bond or other security against related losses.

Thank you to all the shareholders who voted and to our candidates for running! If you are a shareholder interested in running for the Board of Directors in 2022, please ask at Shareholder Services, contact a board member or email board@bfc.coop. We are looking forward to a great year ahead!