Governance Structure

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Gov Structure

Membership Benefits. All members have an equal say on matters submitted for a vote, including the makeup of the B.O.D. They will have access to the by-laws, B.O.D. meetings, and timely info on the organizational and financial affairs of Rad Dish. They will also have the ability to run for a position on the B.O.D., propose amendments to by-laws and policies, and call a meeting for a vote.

Equity Members. The Temple community and its surrounding areas will have the option to make a one-time $25 payment in equity to Rad Dish. Equity is an integral way to raise capital for the co-op. These members will receive a 10% ongoing discount on Rad Dish’s offerings, as well as the benefits and rights listed in the following section (Membership Benefits). Additionally, their $25 payment is retractable if they decide to end their membership (e.g., graduating, moving away, etc.). Other types of existing members have the option to pay equity for the discount.

Worker Members. Working members will complete the front of the store tasks. These include making coffee/tea, preparing hot and cold food items, cleaning, opening/closing the cafe, and processing customer sales. All café workers will be paid an hourly wage and must work two or three 4-hour shifts per week. Worker members are encouraged to join a committee.

Committee Members. Managerial tasks will be shared by several members on committees in order to ensure students have ample time/energy to focus on their other academic pursuits. These committees will consist of Temple students and members will be chosen by the current committee head through a simple application process. They must commit to 6 hours per month to maintain member-status as well as keep others, especially the committee head, updated on progress. Committees and tasks should be clearly defined and accessible. Below are the current committees and tasks:

  • Consumer Member Representative: recruiting and updating equity and sweat equity members. Representing them and their opinions on the Board of Directors.
  • Employee Representative: updating employees and speaking as their representative on the Board of Directors.
  • Human Resources: Hiring employees, creating employee schedules, creating and updating policies related to HR.
  • Achedemics: reaching out to university departments to seek internship, independent study, and work study opportunities as well as class visit opportunities.
  • Finance: book keeping, accounting, budgeting, and analysis of variances.
  • Marketing: managing social media accounts, advertising, planning and promoting events, and establishing community-based programs.
  • Solidarity: creating and maintaining relationships with other organizations. Scheduling events in the cafe.
  • Sourcing: seeking and maintaining relationships with suppliers, ordering the inventory, taking care of delivery logistics such as pick up and storage, maintaining/creating a menu, and helping to ensure food safety
  • Governance: tracking members’ status, keeping a membership database organized, updating governance policies when needed, and actively seeking ways in which to improve the governance structure