Oryana Natural Foods Market
Oryana Natural Foods Market
260 East Tenth Street | Traverse City, MI 49684 | (231) 947-0191

Monday - Saturday 7:30am-9:00pm | Sunday 9:00am-7:00pm

Call for Candidates

Call for Nominations for the Board of Directors

If you are passionate about the role of cooperatives in our community and about Oryana’s mission to provide high quality food produced in ecologically sound ways at fair value to member-owners and the community, please consider running for the Board of Directors.

The Oryana Board of Directors is made up of nine Oryana members. Four positions will be up for election at the April, 2014 General Membership Meeting. Terms are two years and positions are open to all members in good standing as of 30 days prior to election day.

Board members should be willing to learn, work as a team member, and be eager to guide the vision for Oryana’s future. Useful experience, education, or skills might include prior work on a board, financial or business background, supervisory, or organizational skills, negotiation, facilitation, and conflict resolution skills, and/or experience with co-ops. Board meetings are held monthly and members are expected to attend each meeting, participate on a committee, spend time outside of meetings on committee work, and prepare for each meeting. The board is supported with resources for training, as well as a stipend.

To submit your nomination, please send your contact info and a statement to luise@oryana.coop. Tell the members about yourself, your background, and why you want to be a board director. (Please limit your responses to 350 words.) Please also include a photograph of yourself, preferably a head shot.

Nominations will run in the March/April newsletter and elections will be held at the General Membership meeting in April. Candidates can submit their nominations up until the April meeting but the deadline for inclusion in the newsletter is January 5, 2015. To learn more about serving on the Board of Directors, contact Jim Dagwell: jim@ttaeasy.com

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The next board meeting is Thursday, January 16 at 5:30 p.m.  Location: Oryana

Board meetings are open to everyone.

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