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22.05.2019
Volunteer positions at DMK are a big reason for the cooperative’s success. In this series, DMK presents key volunteer boards and positions. Today’s topic: What does the DMK Advisory Board do?
Volunteer positions at DMK are a big reason for the cooperative’s success. In this series, DMK presents key volunteer boards and positions. Today’s topic: What does the DMK Advisory Board do?

More than 500 people serve in volunteer positions at DMK – a statistic we can all be proud of. An important role is played by the DMK Advisory Board. This board represents the different geographic regions where cooperative members are based.

In the Deutsche Milchkontor eG Advisory Board, all significant decisions of DMK GmbH as well as the cooperative are discussed and considered. This occurs during three regular meetings and at a two-day annual convention. Another of the board’s important responsibilities is to communicate information from board meetings to the members in the regions. In addition, the Advisory Board has the right to nominate people to DMK’s management board and supervisory board. Advisory Board members receive current information about the milk market and new developments at DMK.

Hermann Schlichtmann, head of the current DMK Advisory Board: “Whoever wants to positively influence or change things in an association, panel or company should consider serving in an honorary position. When there’s an actual crisis in the company, this position has little to do with honor – one needs quick expertise and like-minded people to manage the situation and help restore order. Encouraging and bringing about positive developments is the reward for holders of the never simple but always fulfilling honorary position.’’

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