Happy spring! Whether you’re strolling to the local farmers market, reconnecting with family, or digging in the garden, we hope this season is bringing you joy and healing. It certainly is an exciting time for our community as we begin to reimagine a new reality of connectedness.
Right now, we’re also in a position to reimagine our Co-op. Following our capital campaign of 2020 and a year filled with trials and challenges for our entire community, our Co-op has taken some time to reflect on what a future path could look like. A dedicated group of volunteers is leading our Exploratory Team to examine what options are available to our Co-op. We’re considering mid-week local food purchase options, developing a local food inventory map on our website, and conducting an assessment of farmer needs and owner wishlists. And we need more volunteers to support these efforts!
One critical area where the Co-op needs more support is on the Board of Directors. By August we will need to fill seven board positions to continue moving our Co-op forward. This past year has been taxing on everyone, and the Board of Directors has faced challenges of our own. Many of us are balancing family, work, loss, play, and Co-op all at once. As we remain dedicated to continuing to support the future of our Co-op, we urgently need more owners to join our efforts to help reimagine our Co-op together.
We also know that many people in our community are looking for ways to leap back into our community, re-engage, and make a difference. One way to get involved is to join the Co-op’s Board of Directors. If you have ideas about the direction our Co-op should move, ventures you’re curious about exploring, or simply want to be involved in the decision-making body of the Co-op, now is your opportunity! The future of our Co-op truly depends on its ownership and owner involvement. If the Co-op cannot recruit new board members and volunteers, our options for moving forward will become very limited. We invite you to join us at our next board meeting which will be held virtually on Thursday, June 9, 2021, at 5 p.m. Click here to join the meeting.
Are you ready to re-imagine our Co-op and future together? Come join us! Visit our volunteer page to learn more about volunteering with the Co-op and joining the Board of directors, and be sure to fill out the volunteer interest form! Plus, save the date for our annual meeting on August 29, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., at Geercrest Farm, and read on for more information about local food happenings.
We’re wishing you all a joyful spring and prosperous summer ahead.
Kelly Hilton, Cayla Catino, Marc van Anda, Flora Guiterrez,