Annual Meeting 2019

Election Results & Meeting Recap

Thank you to all the member owners who came to our Annual Meeting on Sunday and voted in our Board elections! This year we counted a total 153 votes with 78 people in attendance at the Cummington Community House. Congratulations to our new Board of Directors.

You can read biographies of all our new and continuing Board members here. As always, we encourage you to reach out to your Co-op Board with your questions, concerns, ideas, and offers of assistance, big or small! Email us at:

The first meeting of our new Board will be Tuesday, May 11th at 6:30pm in the Sustainability Library. Member-Owners are always invited to attend the meetings and submit comments or questions in the first ten minutes. Past minutes and agendas can be requested or located for you in the Library.

If you missed this year’s Annual Meeting, you can read the reports given by the Executive Members of the Board below:

Outreach Activity
Thank you also to all who participated in our Outreach Committee’s immersive activity at the Annual Meeting. We hope it has generated fruitful thought and conversation for you. The purpose of the Outreach activity at the 2019 Annual Meeting was to raise awareness among Member-Owners about the extent of negative community perception of the store by bringing in voices of local residents not typically represented at The Creamery’s Annual Meeting.   Based on anonymous interviews with 10 local residents, a “script” of anonymous quotes was read aloud by volunteer readers.  Attendants then met in small groups to discuss their reactions.  Please see below for a summary of each group’s takeaways from this activity. For a copy of the script and/or group notes, or for questions about the process of selecting and interviewing local residents, please contact Peg Cowen at  THANKS to all interviewees, readers, note-takers, facilitators and everyone at the meeting!

Join us on April 28th, 2019 at 4:00 PM

We  invite you to join us at our 2019 Annual Meeting of Member-Owners, to be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 4 PM in the Cummington Community House, 33 Main Street, Cummington, MA 01026. At the annual meeting we’ll share with you the latest updates on our Co-op as well as our finances and plans. As always, we will welcome your questions and comments at the meeting.

Member-Owners will elect directors to four seats on the Co-op’s board this year. Candidate’s Statements and links to additional information are below.  We will hold a Candidate Meet & Greet on Sunday, April 7th from 3-5pm at the Creamery.  This is your opportunity to get to know the candidates and share your questions/concerns.  You will also have an opportunity to meet the candidates ahead of the Annual Meeting, from 3:30-4pm.

Please find the 2019 agenda, ballot, proxy form, and last year’s minutes below.  If you are not able to attend this year’s meeting, please return your ballot and proxy form by Friday, April 26th at 6:00PM to be sure it is counted.  We are looking forward to a productive gathering of the Co-op’s Member-Owners and hope to see you there. As always, Creamery-made snacks and beverages will be served!