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123 N. Hill St
South Bend, IN 46617


Board of Directors


2017 Annual Members Meeting coming in APRIL

The PPC Board of Directors is moving the date of our Annual Members Meetings from Fall to Spring.  This will enable us to better align our yearly planning cycle, election of new directors, and annual report to the membership.  We are currently determining the location for the event, but invite our member to get the Annual Members Meetings on the calendar for Sunday, April 23, 2017.


Your PPC Board of Directors is excited to announce our Annual Members Meeting will take place on Sunday, April 23rd (Location to be announced soon!).  This will be an opportunity for us to celebrate our progress in the last year and lay the groundwork for our future growth. It is also our opportunity to elect new board members.  We have two open positions.

Purple Porch Co-op is a member-owned cooperative business.  The Board of Directors provides strategic governance for the cooperative in support of our General Manager.  This means we need a variety of skill sets in order to be effective. Some of the key skills sets the Board needs during this next phase of our growth including:  accounting; financial planning and management; financial planning; business law expertise; marketing; brand building and management; human resources management; strategic planning, etc. Most of all we need folks passionate about growing Purple Porch Co-op in the years ahead as we increase our impact in the community.


We are currently inviting any interested member to submit a letter of interest by Monday, March 6 (mail to: 123 N. Hill St, South Bend, IN 46617 or  Letters of interest should include a brief bio and answers to the following:

  1. If your co-worker asked you why he/she should join PPC, what would you tell them?
  2. What is your vision for PPC over the next 3-5 years?
  3. What skills and experience could you offer the Board to make this a reality?

A task group of the Board will review applications and post candidates for election on Monday, March 20.  Elections will take place during our Annual Members Meeting on Sunday, April 23rd.

Purple Porch Co-op is a Board Like No Other:  as a cooperative business, we incorporate the best practices of BOTH a traditional business board AND a non-profit board. The current Board is strengthening our work through a strategic partnership with CDS Consulting Co-op.  This gives the Board access to coaching, online resources, workshops, collaboration with other regional co-ops, and an annual consultant-led retreat.   As a new member of the Board, you’d have access to these same great learning resources.

Would you enjoy the challenging of strengthening PPC while serving as a board member?  Do you know a co-op member who would make a great board member?

Let us hear from you!

Russell Pierce, Board President

The Board Directors

The Board of Directors meets every Third Thursday at the store.  Meetings start at 7:30, usually last 2 hours - and are open to all Member-Owners

Please do ask questions - it helps you understand and helps the leadership and volunteers perfect the message. 
The Co-opBoard of Directors and their email address:

PresidentRussell Pierce (2015-2019)
Vice President: Nick Licina (2016-2018)
Treasurer: Danielle Meersman (2015-2017)
Secretary: Mike Geglio (2015-2017)
Chris Hebron (2009-2013; 2014-2019)
Tama Crisovan (2009-2015; 2016-2018)
Eli Williams (2015-2016)
Molly B. Moon (2015-2017)
Fred Meyers (2016-2018)

Director (open)
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The Bylaws

The Board Minutes