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Members’ Council Schedule

Submitted by coordinator on 16 November, 2012 - 13:41


Brown Street Community Hall, upstairs behind Newtown Library

8 - 10 Brown Street Newtown NSW

7.00 pm Tuesday, 31 May 2016

About Alfalfa House Members' Council

Submitted by admin on 2 November, 2015 - 12:47

Members are encouraged to have direct input into co-op policy such as what products are stocked and what services are offered. One way to get involved is through a board of directors, known as the Members' Council (MC). The MC is elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) each Spring, however members can be nominated at other times if there are fewer than 7 directors. 

The AGM and any Special General Meeting — held at the request of members proposing changes to the co-op that require wide membership approval — is open to any member to attend and vote. 

The MC, which comprises between four and seven members, oversees the co-op's financial management and general policy-making.

Members are welcome to attend the monthly MC meetings and raise proposals and speak to them, although only MC members can vote.

The MC meets the fourth Tuesday of the month from 7.00 pm.

Meeting dates and venues may change, so always check the home page for news.

A typical MC meeting agenda would include

• Attendance, Apologies

• Agenda additions and approval 

• Confirmation of and business arising from the previous minutes

• Current Matters

• Membership: approving new members, cancellations

• Staffing

• Workplace Health and Safety

• Reports: Finance, Manager, Stock Co - Ordinator, Staff Meeting

• Food grants

• Policy

• Talking Points

• Other matters

You can view online versions of previous meeting minutes HERE


Volunteer code of conduct

Submitted by admin on 19 October, 2015 - 12:53

Volunteer Code of Conduct
This Code of Conduct applies to all volunteers at Alfalfa House.

From a volunteers mouth

Submitted by admin on 1 July, 2012 - 20:15

FROM A VOLUNTEER'S MOUTH. Volunteering at the co-op can be fun and informative, plus there is the added bonus of earning a 25% discount when shopping at Alfalfa House (basically two hours of volunteering a week entitles one to the discount for a single shop).

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