Ebytown General Meeting

7:20 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
September 13, 2000 at the Working Centre

Present: Michael Torreiter, Jen Niece, Sarah Anderson (notetaker), Marty, Suzanne Galloway, Steve Izma, Richard Crispin, Don Weber, Angie Freeman, Matt Corks, Dave Roewade, Karin Kliewer (facilitator), Aysa September, Lillian Lial and partner, and a happy bunch of children.

Board Report

Store Improvements (matt):

New Products (aysa)

Store Promotions (sarah)

Invitation to join the Board of Directors (karin)

Membership Committee Report (suzanne)

The membership committee started in the summer, and held three successful potlucks and an interesting field trip to the London food co-op. However, membership dwindled. now the remaining couple of membership committee members are interested in getting together with other interested Ebytown members to plan other membership events, possibly over email.

Upcoming possibilities for events include:

If anyone is interested in being involved with a very informal membership committee please contact Suzanne.

(Another possible event mentioned by Don Weber is the upcoming annual ONFC meeting in Toronto)

It was decided at the Annual General Meeting in April that store hours at ebytown would change to 3:00 until 8:00, providing after work storekeepers the flexibility of not having to arrive for their store shift until 6:00 if necessary. The point of this change was to increase the amount of store shifts being filled, however, it is impossible to judge the effectiveness of this change over the summer months, as the number of store shifts being filled during these months are generally a lot smaller. The hours will remain at 3:00 until 8:00 for the time being.

Matt's Ebydollars Proposal

(see minutes binder for a copy of this proposal)

To generate discussion, using the London Food Co-op as a potential model for change, we examined the concepts of weekly user fees.

Comments regarding weekly user fees:

The prevailing sense was that members were not in favour of implementing these changes at this point.

Next, we discussed Matt's Ebydollars Proposal.

Clarifications of this proposal:

Comments regarding this proposal:

The prevailing sense was that members were in favour of implementing the ebydollars scheme.

Dave's Proposal

(see minutes binder for a copy of this proposal)

Clarifications of Dave's proposal:

Comments regarding Dave's proposal:

The general feeling from those present was that the proposal needs to be clarified before we can decide on this proposal. The following things are suggested:

Next meeting: Tuesday, October 24, 2000, 6:00 potluck, 7:00 meeting at the Working Centre.

Before the next meeting: