Welcome to our 2020-2021 Board! They were elected by acclamation at the Co-op’s annual AGM on June 24, 2020.
Carrie Warner (Co-Chair)
Lynn Wittenberg (Secretary)
Steve Berger (Treasurer)
Tara Matsuzaki (Chair)
Also, welcome Teresa McCarthy and Anna Kalfa as our CHF Reps, and romham gallacher as our PIPA Officer.
Thanks to Sue Moorhead and the team at CHF for hosting the meeting via Zoom. This was our first AGM using Zoom, and it went very well. And to everyone who volunteered on their sites, our committees, and on the Board over the last year, THANK YOU!
We are writing to you in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic to encourage you to take care of yourselves and each other. As we are being told to stay at home and keep our social distance from one another, it is also an opportunity to reach out to our neighbours and come together as a community.
Please take some time to ask your neighbour if they need groceries from the store, reassure them if they are fearful, chat on the phone if they are lonely. There is uncertainty for many people, including parents with young children wondering how they are going to be able to juggle working from home with keeping children occupied, as well as members who are immuno-compromised or otherwise vulnerable. There is worry for those with older children trying to secure safe passage for their return from studying abroad or travelling. There may be financial hardship for those with insecure employment or who are lacking sick benefits, being told to stay at home with no pay. As a co-operative community, we see this as a time where we can try to support one another while also taking the necessary precautions ourselves.
We as a board will connect with the education committee to help facilitate some community support, but in the mean time, consider reaching out to your neighbours and ask if they need anything.
Counting Pennies – Van East Co-op’s Draft Budget Workshop
Thursday, January 23rd, 7:30 p.m.
Location: CHF BC Meeting Room, Il Mercato, 220 – 1651 Commercial Drive
Presenter: Lisa Berting
A review of the draft budget for the coming year, using an interactive computer presentation, discussing budget estimates, exploring alternatives, and examining what the new budget may mean for housing charges. The draft will then be brought to the Membership at the Budget General Meeting in February.
Welcome to our 2019-2020 Board! They were elected by acclamation at the Co-op’s annual AGM on June 26, 2019.
Steve Berger (President)
Marie-Geneviève Lane (Treasurer)
Ceile Prowse (Secretary)
Silas Woodsmith (Vice-President)
Thanks to Sue Moorhead for chairing the meeting, the Social Committee for providing snacks, and to everyone who volunteered on their sites, our committees, and on the Board over the last year. Thanks also to our AGM guests, David Marsh of Marsh, Marsh & Company and Kyle Smith of Cana Management.
Friday May 31, 2019 a group of co-op members met for an evening of brewery touring and socializing organized by the Social Committee. The group toured two local east Vancouver breweries; it was a great opportunity to meet each other and learn a bit more about our neighbours. Lots of lively chatter and laughs were shared by all. Another event will be planned soon.