'The smaller grower must have a place in the cooperative'29 June 2020
From now until 15 September 2020 members of Royal FloraHolland can apply for a seat in the Members' Council. We asked Member Council member Steef Meewisse of Steef Meewisse Flowers what motivates him to dedicate himself to the members and what you can expect as a Member Council member.
Steef Meewisse of Steef Meewisse Flowers
In the Council of Members since? 1 January 2020
Grown? Asclepias Beatrix year round and several other summer flowers
Why are you committed to the cooperative?
"I think the cooperative is THE strongest sales platform for my products. Together we are strong. If I can contribute something to improve or strengthen that, I'm happy to do so."
What appeals most to you in the Members'
"I like and enjoy talking to other members and working on what the cooperative should look like. We also learn a lot from each other on business matters."
What else would you like to raise or change in the
"I think the smaller grower should keep a place in the cooperative. We need these small growers with their products. I think there is sometimes too much focus on the big ones. The exporters also want the niche products to be kept for sale via the cooperative."
Why do you think members should run for the Members'
"It's very valuable to be a member of the Members' Council. Yes, it takes time, but it broadens your view on the sector enormously. I have learned a lot about meetings and was positively surprised about how open everyone is. There is a real sense of 'us'.
Join the decision-making process and become a member of the Members' Council!
Would you like to have a say in Royal FloraHolland's plans? Then register for the Members' Council. The Members' Council consists of 42 growers elected by the members of Royal FloraHolland. As a member of the Members' Council, for example, you determine the annual figures of Royal FloraHolland and the rates for member suppliers. But you also discuss specific themes that really matter in the cooperative.
Are you interested and would you like to apply? Or would you
like to know more first? Send us an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can apply for the Members' Council until 15 September 2020. From mid-November onwards, the Members' Council elections will be held.