[ May 19, 2013; 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. ] Our 2013 Spring Members’ Assembly Meeting is coming up on Sunday, May 19th from 12-2pm. Your Board of Directors will present the 2012 Annual Report and we’ll hear an Operations Update from the Workers’ Assembly. Additionally, we’ll be discussing the results of the 2013 Member-Owner Survey. If you have not yet completed this year’s survey [...]
Ahh, Spring. Spring is a time of change: out with the old, in with the new. New growth springs forth, or…something like that. Well, change has been afoot this spring at your Co-op, too (at least on the board). The nature of parting is often bittersweet, and I bittersweetly inform you that Mark Wochner, long-time [...]
At its most recent meeting, the Board of Directors reviewed the Black Star patron experience and determined that the co-op is meeting its policy objectives.
Black Star is serving beer and food of exceptional quality. In addition to excellent house-made brews, our regular beer selections include ten local brewers and five additional Texas craft brewers. We [...]
Our third Member-Owner Extravaganza was quite possibly one of the top three Extravaganzas we’ve thrown thus far! The Kitchen prepared lovely fried chicken, cheese chunks, and pickled vegetables. Our talented Beer Team was serving up our three favorite beers: High Esteem, Elba, and Vulcan. Most importantly though, our Member-Owners showed up ready to talk about [...]
Whereas: Legislation has been introduced in the 83rd Session of the Texas Legislature (2013) pertaining
to brewpubs, beer distribution and microbrewing in Texas;
Whereas: Four bills have been introduced as a package of legislation which, if passed, would generally
promote the craft brewing industry in Texas, allowing them to hire more workers; deepen investment in
operations; place brewpubs on [...]
Recently, the Board Outreach Committee met to discuss planning our Spring Member-Owner Happy Hour Extravaganza. One of the most important jobs of the Board of Directors is engaging the members who we serve. It can be really difficult to reach out to over three thousand people as a unified assembly, but it is really important [...]
Like many co-ops and community-based organizations, Black Star has a process for providing formal endorsement of initiatives, campaigns and similar activities of other organizations. Through this process Black Star seeks to promote local, national, and
worldwide undertakings that are in harmony with Black Star’s Ends Policies and general mission while honoring the diversity of our Member-Owners, [...]
[ January 27, 2013; 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. ] Our next Board of Directors Meeting will be held Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 11am-2pm. Due to scheduling difficulties, this meeting will be held at a private residence. The meeting is still open to member-owners, so please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the address if you would like to attend.
In the Fall Members’ Assembly Meeting on October 28, 2012, the Annual Report Committee requested that the Board of Directors issue a corrected 2011 Annual Report with updated financial information to reflect our 2011 payroll tax obligation. Included in this updated annual report is financial information regarding our 2011 payroll taxes as reported in the [...]
On Sunday, October 28th, we held our Fall Members’ Assembly Meeting, which concluded the voting period for the new Board of Directors and the four charitable organizations to support in the upcoming year. We had 5 great candidates running for 4 available seats on the Board of Directors, and a slate of 10 nonprofits.
Here are your newly-elected [...]