January 19, 2021
As you may have noticed, there has not been an NFC cycle since Thanksgiving. As the primary person responsible for running NFC operations for the last two years, the disruption of NFC services has more to do with me personally than the state of the cooperative.
Unfortunately, I need to fully transfer time from my NFC responsibilities to care for my wife, Caryl, who has terminal cancer with only months left. This has been a challenging time for our family, and I want NFC to prosper despite my personal situation.
Therefore – effective immediately, I am resigning from my board position as NFC president and from all activities in regards to NFC. The current board members (Doug Garrison, Johnathan Hladik, and Liz Sarno) will now determine when to open and close order cycles, as well as be the primary contacts for NFC operations for the interim. It will be their job to determine the direction of NFC.
At this time, we have the following additional information:
- The board has expressed interest in hiring a part-time operations person to oversee the cooperative. If you are interested in such a position, or if you are interested in providing partial support, please email email@example.com.
- The next cycle will be opened when the board decides it is time.
- We missed announcing and holding an annual NFC meeting in the fall of 2020. So the board will determine how/when to move forward with that legal requirement.
- With my departure, the board will be short two members. Anyone interested in participating on the board should contact Liz by phone (402-309-0944) to discuss. Becoming a board member is only open to “voting” members, but anyone can become a voting member with the purchase of a single share of stock for $100. It is a great opportunity to participate in visioning the future of NFC.
Thank you for your support and patronage of the Nebraska Food Cooperative, Nebraska’s Online Farmers’ Market. I wish the best for the continuation of the NFC.
NFC Board President (resigning)