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Co-op Conversations:
Share YOUR Ideas with the Outpost Board

Chat with representatives from Outpost's Board of Directors at the Co-op Conversations table about the things that matter to YOU at your co-op!

The third Sunday of every month: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

All Store Locations

2018 Co-op Conversations dates:

March 18: Conversation Topic: The Outpost Board Election

April 15: Conversation Topic: Supporting Your Co-op

May 20: Conversation Topic: Making Outpost Better


Contact Your Board

Outpost’s Bylaws describe two types of meetings that occur at the co-op. The first is meetings of owners (Article 3.1). This meeting occurs annually where the board of directors provides our owners with an account of the co-op’s financial and operating status. At times the board may also bring proposals to the owners to change the co-op’s Bylaws or Articles of Incorporation. This meeting is an opportunity for owners to participate by asking questions, debating issues, or bringing any ideas or interests to the board and other owner’s attention.
The second meeting described by our Bylaws is the meetings of the board of directors (Article 5.1). These meetings are of, and for, the Board members, in order to conduct necessary business on behalf of Outpost. Therefore, the agenda of events is carefully measured to ensure that the business is accomplished. Owners may request to address the Board.  This must be done 10 days before the meeting and can be arranged by calling the board secretary 414-431-3377 ext.221, or emailing the board. You will be asked to submit a proposal describing what you wish to discuss with the Board, so that the board president may determine the propriety of placing your issue on the agenda. The president may at his/her discretion decline to place certain issues on the agenda based on the utility of the issue.

Owners are always welcome to drop in without prior approval or invitation if they wish to observe the meeting. Please be prepared to present your owner number. Your ownership will be checked to make sure it is current.

The Board requests that all owners, whether attending the meeting to observe or to present, observe the following:

  1. Unless you are on the agenda for a specific topic, you will be considered an observer. This means that it is not appropriate for you to participate by offering your opinions, observations, etc. Board meetings are not considered a venue for questions, answers or commentary.
  2. If you are on the agenda, please plan on making a concise presentation, lasting not more than 5 minutes. The Board runs on a tight timetable for discussion of a variety of issues, and is bound to adhere to that schedule.
  3. Please understand that we do not discuss store operations, product choices, hours of operation, employee practices, prices, etc. at these meetings.  They are the responsibility of the General Manager, Pam Mehnert, who can be contacted through the individual store managers or through communication on Outpost’s website.

All board meetings are held in the community room at Outpost’s Bay View store location unless otherwise noted. While meetings of the Board are open to owners (Article 5.8), some sessions of a meeting may be closed to issues of a particularly sensitive nature. Such closed session shall be for purposes of discussion only and no decisions shall be made in closed session.

Thanks for your interest in the health of our cooperative!


Outpost Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

ALL Board meetings will be held at our Bay View location.

Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.


February 26

March 26

April 30

May 21

June 25

July 30

August 27

September 24

October 22

Approved Board Minutes: December 18, 2017

Approved Board Minutes: November 27, 2017

Approved Board Minutes: October 30, 2017

Approved Board Minutes: September 25, 2017

Approved Board Minutes: August 28, 2017

Approved Board Minutes: July 31, 2017

Approved Board Minutes: June 26, 2017

Approved Board Minutes: May 22, 2017

Approved Board Minutes: April 24, 2017

Approved Board Minutes: March 27, 2017

Approved Board Minutes: February 27, 2017

Approved Board Minutes: January 30, 2017










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