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Northern Lights (NLI) Trustees Ignoring Members?

Please attend NLI’s annual meeting in Sandpoint May 12th and raise your voices on these issues.

Northern Lights Coop

Northern Lights (NLI) Trustees Ignoring Members?

Dear Northern Lights Coop Members,

Some of you signed petitions for two bylaw changes to be voted on prior to NLI’s annual meeting May 12th. Eliminating the $28,000 health insurance benefit (accepted in cash by most board members) will be on the ballot.

However, the second petition addressing metering options will not be voted on, violating the current bylaw since NLI trustees and attorney have refused to tell us how this bylaw change is illegal.

Instead, all seven trustees voted to change the requirement for member-initiated bylaw changes – from 50 signatures to 6% of each district (1200) in signatures – making it nearly impossible for future member-driven petitions. So now there will be two bylaw proposals on the ballot — one to vote for and one to vote against.

The member initiated petitions were the result of the trustees continually ignoring members’ written suggestions and comments. The trustee representing my district is Jim Woodward who is running for Idaho State Senate. Do you think he will listen to your concerns and act in your best interests in Boise?

Vote for Danielle Ahrens who has the necessary experience by getting involved politically, listening to and acting on behalf of her would-be constituents, and even traveling to Boise during the legislative session for the past six years.

Please attend NLI’s annual meeting in Sandpoint May 12th and raise your voices on these issues.

Ingri Cassel
Spirit Lake, ID

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1 Comment on Northern Lights (NLI) Trustees Ignoring Members?

  1. My concern- who will be counting the ballots? Who will be witnesses to the counting? From what I have seen in the past elections for trustees – there is no accountability or transparency in the tally process.

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