The second part of 2020 saw a kind of pattern develop to our meetings, as meeting online went from being something new to the new way of working. There was an element of those who were available presenting, but given the circumstances, I think full credit needs to be given to everybody who made this… Continue reading Co-operating through Covid, the 2nd half of 2020
When the April Co-op Members’ Council meeting was cancelled, I didn’t know what to expect, just that it certainly couldn’t go ahead just under 2 weeks after lockdown. There’s not going to be an April meetingOur Co-op Members’ Council meeting was scheduled for the 4th April. However, the Members’ Council needed to vote upon whether… Continue reading Co-operating through Covid
Co-op Chair Allan Leighton addresses the Annual General Meeting I’m sure there is something more surreal than sitting in my jeans and t-shirt, on my sofa, with eggs and toast soldiers, watching the Co-op’s AGM. But it’s 2020, most of the world is either in lockdown or social distancing, and this was the only way… Continue reading The Co-op’s first virtual Annual General Meeting.
This motion started with a call for ideas from members. I published this call for motion ideas in my November blog post ‘The November 2019 Members’ Council Meeting – A New Hope. So I’d like to start by thanking everyone who responded. Listening to Co-op members and customers I shared the blog post via Facebook, and… Continue reading The Members’ Climate Change Motion, Motion 12
This meeting had a promising start, located in Federation rather than Angel Square, we were in a venue designed for meaningful group work. Strategy and planning Our first presentation featured Senior Non-Executive Director, Chris Kelly; Deputy CEO, Pippa Wicks; and Chief Finance Officer, Shirine Khoury-Haq. At our last Council meeting, Council Members took part in… Continue reading The February 2020 Members Council Meeting: Ideas into Action
It is my second year on the Members’ Council, my first as a fully-elected Member, and while our relationship with those running the business will always be evolving, something rather exciting is happening. Strategy 1 – New Opportunities My experience of the November Members’ Council Meeting started with attending the New Opportunities Advisory Team. These… Continue reading The November 2019 Members’ Council Meeting – A New Hope
Interesting developments I knew that this Co-op Members’ Council meeting would be different as soon as I received the pack of papers to read in advance of the meeting. The first clue was the fact that it would be held in Federation rather than the basement auditorium at Angel Square. The second clue was the… Continue reading The September 2019 Members’ Council Meeting – could we make the world better?
Induction with Steve Murrells This Council meeting started, for new members, on the Friday. The big surprise was a chance to meet the Chief Executive, Steve Murrells and it was pretty clear that this was a rare opportunity. He started by telling our small group about what he was working-on, including the aim to increase… Continue reading The July 2019 Members’ Council Meeting – could we do this better?
I’d like to start by thanking all of the Co-op Members in Yorkshire and Humberside who voted for me in this year’s Members’ Council elections; you got me here and enabled me to start blogging again, thank you. For those who aren’t that familiar with co-operative history, it will really help if you read the… Continue reading First Council Meeting after the Annual General Meeting, May 2019
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