Submitted by Rebecca Tell
What’s going to happen at the Special Membership Meeting? I have not been involved in much of the planning, but I know that there is a lot on the agenda. The meeting is planned and managed by the petition group with logistical assistance from coop staff. The planning team has been asked to keep things as calm and businesslike as possible, and they are doing their best to do that.
The big thing to know is that there is not going to be much time for discussion at all. A lot of dialogue has been going on in advance of the meeting. Those who have questions of the candidates are encouraged to contact us and/or come to the Meet the Candidates events – there is one more tomorrow at 4:30pm at St. Sophia’s. But the way we will all be able to make our voices heard at the meeting itself is with our ballots.
Votes will not be counted until after the meeting. Many people are worried about what will happen. But I really hope we can do ourselves proud as a community tomorrow by treating each other with respect as we come together to vote.