This excerpt taken from the WINA DEF 14A filed Mar 19, 2008.
SHAREHOLDER PROPOSALS FOR THE 2009 ANNUAL MEETING
Rule 114a-8 of the SEC permits shareholders of a company, after timely notice to the company, to present proposals for shareholder action in the companys proxy statement where such proposals are consistent with applicable law, pertain to matters appropriate for shareholder action and are not properly omitted by company action in accordance with the proxy rules.
The Winmark Corporation 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders is expected to be held on or about April 30, 2009. Proxy materials for that meeting are expected to be mailed on or about March 25, 2009. Under SEC Rule 14a-8, shareholder proposals to be included in the Winmark Corporation proxy statement for that meeting must be received by Winmark Corporation on or before November 25, 2008. Additionally, if Winmark Corporation receives notice of a shareholder proposal after February 8, 2009, the proposal will be considered untimely pursuant to SEC Rules 14a-4 and 14a-5(e) and the persons named in proxies solicited by the Board of Directors of Winmark Corporation, Inc. for its 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders may exercise discretionary voting power with respect to the proposal.