Mark Your Calendars: Co-op Annual Meeting is October 25th

Mark your calendars for the Monadnock Food Co-op’s Annual Meeting.  This year’s theme is: Own, Use, Serve, Belong, Celebrate! It’s a mantra that aptly captures the virtuous cycle we generate as we “get on the bus,” engage in all the Co-op has to offer, and generate long-term benefits for ourselves and our community.

The great news is that our 2,000+ Member-Owners have been doing just that — and it’s time to celebrate. The Co-op’s Annual Meeting is set for Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 5 p.m. at Heberton Hall in Keene (next to the Keene Public Library on Winter Street). This year’s event will be catered by the fabulous Co-op Deli and will feature local bluegrass favorite, Hot Mustard.  Both Henniker Brewing and Smuttynose Brewing will be on hand, providing samples and pints of selected brews.

We are especially pleased to announce the inaugural Co-operator of the Year Award, to be presented at the annual meeting.  To be eligible for this award you must be a Member-Owner, staff member or community partner (ex. farmer, organization, business) who exemplifies co-operative values.  Those values are self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, solidarity, honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.

We want your Co-operator of the Year Award Nominations:

Fill out this nomination form and tell us why you believe your nominee should win the award.  A working group of two board members, a staff person and two Member-Owners will determine the winner.

The Annual Meeting includes a report on the health of our co-op and new board member elections.  If you would like to run for one of the three vacant board member spaces, the absolute deadline is September 15th. Interested? Contact the board president, Joe Marks, at  [email protected].

We look forward to celebrating a very successful Co-op year with you!