Your co-op, September 2009

This article was originally published in September 2009

Board report

The board met on July 28. Members heard a report from legal counsel on their fiduciary responsibilities, established this year’s committees, approved plans for the fall member meeting (see notice this page), and began work on developing an agenda for a strategic planning retreat.

Talk to the board

Before visiting Ames Creek Farm during the King County Harvest Farm tour, stop by PCC Redmond to chat with a board member at this month’s board store visit.

Next board meeting

Tuesday, September 29 at 5 p.m. at the co-op office, with member comment period at 7 p.m.

Fall member meeting

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 5:30 p.m.
    St. Demetrios Hall
    2100 Boyer Ave. E., Seattle, Wash.

Join us to celebrate co-op month with dairy cooperative farmer Jon Banson of Organic Valley cooperative. Learn about the investments they’re making in their herds, and the farming systems and soil that will ensure a livable future for generations to come.

  • Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.
  • RSVP by October 19, 2009 — online or by calling 206-547-1222.

Directions are online or cal 206-547-1222. Free parking. Accessible by metro bus visit

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