We would like to inform our membership that there have been some changes in Public House’s Board of Directors.
We are sorry to report that in the last month Carolina Soza-Gonzalez and Gibson Caldwell have stepped down. Carolina is a member, had been on the Board since May, 2014, and had been the chair of the Outreach Committee. She remains very dedicated to social justice organizing and is active in the Step by Step Collective. Gibson Caldwell is a founding lifetime member and had been on the Board and Workers Collective since Public House’s inception. Gibson remains on the board of directors of the Riverwest Co-op & Café as well as the Riverwest Cooperative Alliance (RCA). We are very grateful to both them and their months and years (respectively) of service and dedication to the Public House.
What happens when a board member resigns before their term ends? According to our by-laws:
5:12 Any Board member may resign at any time by written notice to this effect. The acceptance of the resignation–effective at such time as specified in the notice–shall not be necessary to make it effective.
5:13 Any vacancies among the Board shall be filled by appointment at the next scheduled Board meeting, by consensus of the Board members then in office. If consensus is not reached, a 2/3 majority is required. This appointment shall be in effect until the next regularly scheduled election.
(For more information on our structure and by-laws click here)
The Public House is pleased to announce that Dante Smith and Tracey Collins have accepted the positions as temporary board members! Dante has been bartending and an active member of the Workers’ Collective at the Public House since 2013, but also has years of experience working in cooperatives. Tracey has been a Tuesday night performer in the Cream City Cabaret for years and currently sits on our Finance Committee. We are very excited to work with them in this new capacity. Welcome to the Riverwest Public House’s Board of Directors! Want to know more about them? Stop into the Public House and have a drink with them!