Posted April 30th, 2013
from Sophia Chang, Working-Owner
We want you to join our listening team! Our goal is to have 50 one-to-one relational meetings with staff, owners, shoppers who are not owners, neighbors, and other people who have a relationship with our lovely co-op. Through our conversations, we hope to capture common themes that emerge as a way to better understand our community and reach our mission. The time commitment is flexible, but you could expect to sign up for 5 to 10 one-hour conversations between late May and early July. Working owner discount hours are available. We invite you to a potluck on Monday, May 13th from 6pm to 7:30pm for a training on one-on-one meetings and planning next steps.
Or, if you’re someone who wants to have a conversation with one of us or knows of somebody who would love to speak with us, please let us know. We wish to reach a wide array of people and need your help with this.
Posted April 30th, 2013
by Anni Mackin, Board Director and Collective Manager
Hello Fellow Owners!
These are exciting times at our little co-op! We are beginning a concentrated effort of reaching out to all of our neighbors and community members. We are in the first year of being a collectively managed store. Conversations about location and space expansion are coming to the forefront. And we are beginning to seriously discuss issues that affect our community beyond our four walls, such as water fluoridation, workers’ rights, and food justice.
And now we are looking for folks who are interested in contributing some of their brain power and time to the co-op by running for the board of directors. Board directors help shape the long-term goals of the co-op while ensuring that we are staying true to our mission and remaining a sustainable organization. Board directors also play a part in making major decisions for the co-op and connecting our co-op with the larger community.
Board elections are coming up in mid-July and running for the board is usually a two month long process. So now is the perfect time to get involved! If you are interested in running for the board or simply want to learn more about what the board does, you are invited to join fellow owners and board directors for:
Tea and Conversation with the Board
at Townshend’s Teahouse
3pm on Saturday, May 11
7pm on Sunday, May 19