As we kick off November and Co-op Month comes to an end, we have a lot to look back on. First off, we want to thank the 5 new Owners who joined in October. Welcome!
November New Owners Incentive
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We held our 3rd Annual Owners meeting, where we announced our milestone of moving from Stage 2A Feasibility to Stage 2B Planning! This caps off the board’s work on evaluating market demand, financial feasibility, and organizational capacity, and the decision that we will start spending Owner equity as of November 13th, 2016. We discussed the Food Coop Initiative‘s 4 Cornerstones in 3 Stages development model we follow as a start-up food co-op, as well as the Sources & Uses budget and how these helped us evaluate our development status.
Both the By-Law changes & board of directors elections were unanimously approved as part of the Owners meeting, where we welcomed new Directors Rae Webb and Lisa Vickers, and Kelly Nadeau was elected to her new 3-year term.
Food for Change Screening
We also held a screening of Food for Change, where special guest director & producer Steve Alves gave a short talk after the film. This is a fantastic documentary about the history of Co-ops in America. If you missed the film or would like to watch it again, it is available on demand for rental: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/foodforchange
Thanks for reading!
Board of Directors, Assabet Village Co-op Market
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Saturday, November 12: Chelmsford Winter Farmers Market