IO Cooperative, Inc. Notice of 2014 Annual Meeting of Members


  1. Time and Date
  2. Physical Meeting Place
  3. Joining Meeting Remotely
  4. Items of Business
  5. Voting
  6. Record Date
  7. Adjournments and Postponements
  8. Board of Directors Nominee Statements
  9. Proposals

Time and Date

6:30 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, on Monday, August 4, 2014 (2014-08-04T18:30:00-0700).

Physical Meeting Place

Mozilla San Francisco
2 Harrison St.
San Francisco, CA 94105

The entrance is on Embarcadero just north of Harrison. It’s the old Gordon Biersch, if you know where that was. A 12 minute walk from Embarcadero BART or across the street from the Embarcadero & Folsom Muni stop. Show up anytime at or after 6:15 p.m.

Parking information

Joining Meeting Remotely

Instructions for how to join the annual meeting remotely will be sent out soon in a separate notice. We will also be taking questions over IRC on Freenode at #iocoop during the meeting. Web-based access is available.

Items of Business

  1. Welcome from the President, State of the Coop (Gene Wood, President/CEO)

  2. Financial summary (Ben Kochie, CFO)

  3. Election of 7 members of the board of directors to hold office until the next annual meeting of members.

  4. Consider such other business as may properly come before the meeting.


Your vote is very important. Whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, we encourage you to read this notice and submit your vote online. You will have until 6:00 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, on August 7th, 2014 (2014-08-07T18:00:00-0700) to submit your vote. For specific instructions on how to vote, please refer to the email you will receive from electionbuddy on August 4th.

Members as of the Record Date (July 15th, 2014) are entitled to vote.
Each member is entitled to one vote for each director position and one vote for each of the proposals to be voted on. On the Record Date, we had 86 memberships issued and active. The quorum requirement for holding the Annual Meeting and for voting on the proposals below is 20% of the members as of the Record Date (18 members). For the purposes of voting, but not for the purposes of holding the Annual Meeting, quorum includes members present at the meeting as well as members who vote online during the allowed voting period.

Voting Summary

  • Proposal 1: Election of nominated directors. Votes required for approval: 7 persons receiving highest number of affirmative FOR votes.

Record Date

You are entitled to attend the Annual Meeting and to vote only if you were an active IO Cooperative member as of the end of July 15, 2014 (2014-07-15T23:59:59Z).

Adjournments and Postponements

Any action on the items of business described above may be considered at the Annual Meeting at the time and on the date specified above or at any time and date to which the Annual Meeting may be properly adjourned or postponed.

Board of Directors Nominee Statements

Gene Wood

Hi, I’m a current board member for IO Cooperative. I help organize and run the board meetings in which we handle a lot of the strategy, legal, and financial aspects of the co-op. I’m also currently the CEO. If we have over 7 candidates for the 7 board positions, don’t vote for me as we could use new blood on the board and my role as CEO keeps me plenty busy with helping to run the co-op.

Troy Arnold

Chris Haumesser

Mark Burdett

Steven Hazel

Kevin Bullock

Gary Peck

I’m a proud member of IO Coop (and Cernio before then), and have been on the board for the past two years helping with coop governance, insurance, and finances, among other things. However, I’ve had to greatly cut back my involvement during the past year as other aspects of my life have taken a higher priority. I’d be happy to continue to serve on the board in the limited capacity that I’ve been doing during the past few months, but I’d be even happier to see someone else elected in my stead who is able to devote more time to the coop.

By order of the Board of Directors,

Gene Wood, President/CEO
Gary Peck, Member of the Board

This notice of Annual Meeting is being distributed and made available on or about July 25, 2014.

Last updated: 2014-07-29 22:33:41 by board
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