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1.    5.33pm Land Acknowledgement - Ian

Before we get started, we would like to take a moment to reflect on and acknowledge that we are gathered here today on the ancestral, traditional, and occupied lands of Indigenous Peoples including the Akimel O’odham People. This acknowledgment is a small gesture of recognition and respect. Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, migration, and settlement that bring us together here today.

5:35pm Check-in - Gabe

5:40pm Admin - Gabe

a.       Attendance (Karen, Richard, Domenico, Gabe, Ian; Hanna to join)

b.      Duration (1.5 hour goal)

c.      Minutes (consented to)

d.    Information & Announcements:

  1. Gabe to introduce RBI (

    Does co-op creation, familiar with Arizona law

    Gabe invited Kevin Fort to speak at Core Group, Kevin said he would be interested

  2. North 32nd interest - No follow up from initial contact

    No response from North 32nd since request to reschedule

  3. Up and coming food co-op conference registration is open. $49 Early Bird. Can co-op pay for those who need assistance and are interested? Here is the agenda:

    Conference is virtual, starts May 11

    Last year Phoenix Food Co-op had its conference fees covered by FCI, see if offer still stands

    Would Phoenix Food Co-op be willing to cover 1/2 of fees for members?

    Ian: to follow-up with FCI about them covering conference fees. If not, will consider if Phoenix Food Co-op should cover

  4. Richard update with Finances ... current account balance of $3,434.87

  5. Gabe forwarded all videos from his Sociocracy training to Core Group

e.     Next meeting - 3/16/2021 5:30pm

f.        Agenda confirmation/changes

5:45 Individual updates from each Subcommittee – Coordinators for Each Committee

5:55 Visioning Session Recap - Hanna

Nonprofit/for-profit comparison

Reactions - Group

Getting close to some conclusions — vision, nonprofit/forprofit, ownership

Questions on next steps

It seems possible we can vote on vision

Consensus over hybrid cooperative can guide our research and formation, will take more work as one does not yet exist

Grateful to Hanna for work put in

Decide on vision, cooperative structure and incorporate

Create google form to vote on vision statements

Concern about worker-owned if we don't yet know about requirements of hybrid model

Proposal: take five vision statements and send to group for vote to adopt

discussion over "community-owned", how to implement group feedback

proposal: for vision statement, leave in "community-owned," Domenico to wordsmith and synthesize vision statements into two final options, send to All Group for vote by end of week, Core Group will have feedback by next meeting 3/16

group consents