What are the Society Elections?
The society elections are your chance to have your say! Every year, members have the chance to elect their Board of Directors and Member Engagement Committee representatives. You can even stand for election yourself, if you’d like to.
Board & MEC Elections 2021
The annual election process will begin in June when nominations open. You will see posters displayed in stores and branches. There will also be information on our website.
This year there is a new Young Co-operators constituency that will form part of the Member Engagement Committee ('MEC') election. There will be 3 co-opted positions available for our Young Co-operators to sit on the MEC. More information on this will be available closer to the time.
The elections themselves are held in September when we ask members to vote on those Board and MEC candidates who have put themselves forward for election. Voting will open in September and close in October.
Why do we hold elections?
The co-operative ideal is based on members having the chance to vote so that everyone will feel heard, valued and appreciated. The Society elections are a way of putting this into action; as a co-operative, we are committed to giving our members the power to make decisions – big and small.
How can I become a director?
Your AGM & Half-Yearly Meetings
Each year we hold your annual general meeting and half-yearly meetings. These meetings not only provide an update on our performance, activities and campaigns but also give you the opportunity to have your say and vote on key decisions that will help shape the future of our Society.
Your Half Yearly Meetings 2020 Voting Results
Adoption of the Half-Year Report:
- For - 246
- Against - 4
- Abstain - 13
Half Yearly Meetings 2019 Minutes:
- For - 226
- Against - 3
- Abstain - 31
Approval of Rule Changes:
- For - 257
- Against - 5
- Abstain - 5
Share of Profits Distribution:
- For - 236
- Against - 18
- Abstain - 10