On July 25, 2019, the GHI Board of Directors passed a motion to establish a task force to recommend a succession and emergency backup plan for the General Manager position. This task force is scheduled to have their first meeting on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 6:30pm at the GHI Administration Building.
Why this Matters:
- The General Manager position is essential to the proper functioning of a healthy cooperative.
- While the Board of Directors has the authority under the GHI Bylaws to:
“Appoint, assign the duties of, and determine the salary of a general manager, who shall assume administrative control of the business of the Corporation” (see Article V, Section 4 on p. 10 of the bylaws);
The Membership, at membership meetings, has the responsibility under the GHI Bylaws for:
“determining policies of the Corporation” and for “exercising final authority on all matters vitally affecting the Corporation” (see Article IV, Section 9 on p. 8 of the by-laws)
The GHI Bylaws may be found here
Continue reading “Succession Planning and Emergency Backup Planning Task Force Meeting: Tuesday, November 5”
Be sure to attend the 2019 GHI Annual Membership meeting!
When? Thursday, May 9, 2019.
Time? Check-in @ 7 p.m. Meeting @ 7:30 p.m.
Where? Greenbelt Community Center Gym, 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Use your vote to decide any motion(s) put to the membership.
Select among candidates the Board of Directions, Audit Committee, and Nominations + Elections Committee.
Learn about results from the Member Outreach Committee survey of members which received over 500 responses.
Listen as the Long-Range Planning Committee presents data gathered during its work and describes the process guiding the next steps.
Get ready to sign up after the Woodlands Committee presents the new Common Area Caretaker Program.
See you at the meeting!
You probably know that GHI’s 2019 Annual Membership Meeting is almost here! Do you know how to make sure that your vote is counted if you cannot attend the meeting?
The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2019. Check-in begins at 7:00 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Greenbelt Community Center Gym (15 Crescent Road).
If no member in your household (a person listed on your Mutual Ownership Contract) can attend the Annual Meeting, you can give your proxy to another GHI member who will attend. That member can register your vote on business matters and elections conducted during the meeting.
Get a proxy form at the GHI management office by Thursday, May 2, 2019.
Proxy forms must be submitted by one of two deadlines:
May 2, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. to the GHI management office or
May 4, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. to GHI Board Secretary Ed James (56-D Crescent Road).
Absentee ballots are another way to participate in elections if you cannot attend the Annual Meeting but they DO NOT record your vote for/against motions.
For example, at the 2018 meeting, members were asked to vote on a motion to protect GHI woodlands. You could NOT register your vote unless you were physically in the room or submitted the paperwork to give your proxy to another member who was in the room.
Why pass up a chance to use your voice?
See you at the meeting!
NOTE: This post was updated to clarify that forum broadcasts are handled through the City of Greenbelt’s cable station, not GATe. My apologies for the error!
It’s time for GHI’s 2019 Candidates’ Forum! Listen to and ask questions of the candidates running for positions on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
7:30 p.m. Continue reading “Save the Date (Tuesday, April 30, 2019): GHI Candidates’ Forum”
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) State Highway Administration (SHA) are holding Public Workshops at Eleanor Roosevelt High School on the widening of I-495 and I-270.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019, first session starts at 6:30 PM, second session starts at 8:30 PM.
Continue reading “Save The Date (April 23, 2019): Public Workshop on Widening I-495 at Eleanor Roosevelt High School”
If you love policy, process, debate, people-watching, and Robert’s Rules of Order, May 9, 2019 will be the most interesting date on GHI’s calendar.
The Annual Membership Meeting is more than a bylaws requirement — it is perhaps our best opportunity to participate in direct democracy because you vote on matters that determine how our cooperative will be governed.
You also decide who will conduct GHI’s business … and who will provide the necessary oversight. The Annual Meeting is a big deal.
However, there are some aspects of the meeting that might quash your love for all things governance if you aren’t prepared. Here are some “lessons learned” gleaned from members with years of Annual Meeting experience (and great stories). Continue reading “Know Before You Go: 10 Tips for Making the Most of GHI’s Annual Membership Meeting (May 9, 2019)”
Mark your calendars! GHI’s 2019 Annual Membership Meeting is almost here!
Thursday, May 9, 2019.
Check-in @ 7 p.m. Meeting @ 7:30 p.m.
Greenbelt Community Center Gym
15 Crescent Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Use your vote to decide important motions and select which of your neighbors will serve on the Board of Directions, Audit Committee, and Nominations + Elections Committee.
Crowd-source babysitting ∗ Book the pet sitter ∗ Eat an early dinner ∗ Pack a seat cushion (or two) ∗ Share a ride or take a stroll ∗ Just be sure to go!