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June 25, 2021

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Annette Snow, Myocum

As a Mullumbimby Rural Co-op shareholder of 42 years and a past employee of over 13 years, I left last Wednesday’s meeting very sad and disappointed in the board and chairman. There were a lot of half-truths and untruths on the night.

Love him or hate him, Tony has been there almost 30 years. The meeting descended into a list of his shortcomings. Some respect, please.

At every AGM the board has praised Tony for his endless planning, unpaid overtime and midnight security callouts, and Maddy in the office for 15 years for doing an amazing job.

Talk about throwing people under a bus. To hear the board and chairman say they didn’t know about certain things was very disappointing and, in fact, unbelievable. MRC has always been run by a board, not by one or two people.

It’s time the board started listening to staff, shareholders, customers and indeed their auditor. Why didn’t the board act on any irregularities or lack of written reports from the manager years ago? The board pushed on with the new computer software system even though staff pointed out major problems at installation, and on a regular basis. It is now finally being replaced. MRC has now sadly lost ten long-term employees with over 75 years of combined experience in the last three years.

Very sad.


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