Meetings And Elections
Annual Meeting of Owners and Elections
Clifton Market’s Annual Meeting of Owners and Board of Directors elections will be held on Saturday, June 24th, 2017. The annual meeting of owners is an important aspect of Clifton Market, as it is when we hold our elections for the Board of Directors.
The elections will begin at 10am in concurrence with our third annual meeting of owners beginning at 11am.The meeting will be held at the Esquire Theater (320 Ludlow Ave).The annual meeting of owners will review the past year’s development and what’s ahead. Elections follow the format described in our bylaws.
Section 4.3 of Clifton Market’s bylaws describe three ways to be nominated; we will be nominating using two of those methods. The first is a Board nomination: the Board may nominate someone by a majority vote. The second is by Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee is made up of three non-Board members and can be reached at email@example.com or by mail at PO BOX 20162 Cincinnati, Ohio 45220.
All shareowners interested in running for the Board of Directors are required to send in their bios and a brief explanation as to why they want to be on the Board. The Nominating Committee will review each individual’s submission and standing with the cooperative to ensure they have not violated the bylaws and nominate individuals who have satisfied the review process. The Nominating Committee will accept shareowners’ applications throughFriday, June 9th. Nominees will be made public for owners to review on June 17th.
Per our bylaws, owners must have owned their shares for at least six months prior to the commencement of the election of directors in order to be eligible to run for the board. (Section 4.2)
The director position is an active one and Clifton Market encourages you to consider being a part of this dynamic board. Skills in areas such as social media, finance, business administration, communications, etc. are definitely a plus, but the willingness to roll up your sleeves and work towards our common goal of great community grocery store are all that’s required.
All active share owners are encouraged to vote for the Board of Directors and other items that may be on the ballot. Shareowners who are in good standing with the cooperative are considered “active,” including shareowners who are on a payment plan, as long as they are current on their payments. All shareowners, regardless of the number of shares owned, receive one vote. Voting is done in an orderly and secure fashion at the annual meeting of owners. In-peron voting takes place from 10am-11:15am. Saturday, June 24th, 2017.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot is June 12th and must be received by the start of the annual meeting of owners. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an absentee ballot.