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Valued Yelm Food Coop Members!

If you missed the Annual Member Meeting on Saturday, Sept 23rd, you can still vote for the 2 Directors standing for election this year: Debbie Lusk and Judy Scott. You must be either an original YFC member or be a current new YFC member.

We are required by State law to have a board of directors and by our bylaws to have a minimum of 5. Voting this year will ensure that we meet our requirements – no Board, no Co-op!

These people have a variety of responsibilities among others are ensuring that everything the co-op management does is legal, adheres to the mission statement and is financially sound.

These directors are elected by the members – that be YOU! – on an annual basis depending on their term lengths. This year, for example, only 2 of the 5 Directors are up for election. But, we need them to be legally elected so that we have the 5 minimum required by our bylaws.

The new director team after the voting complete will be:

Carl Zambuto
Diane D’Acuti
Debbie Lusk
Judy Scott
Jeevan Anandasakaran

Ballots are available at the Yelm Food Co-op until October 21st or until we reach a quorum. Ask a cashier to help you.

Thanks.

Your Voice and Your Vote Matters !

~The Directors of the
Yelm Food Cooperative~

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Yelm Cooperative Board Officers for 2015-2016

At the Yelm Cooperative Board of Directors Annual Meeting on Sept 24th, the Board voted for the officers to serve until Sept 2016.

Those positions remain unchanged and are:

Bill Wyman                President

Barbara Morando     Vice -President

Tom Dewell                Treasurer

Marilyn Raerdon        Secretary

We are all looking forward to serving you well in the upcoming year of your Cooperative!

~ The Yelm Cooperative Board of Directors ~

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Core Volunteer Moving On After Seven Years

Core Volunteer Moving On After Seven Years

thank-you-540x358Monday shoppers may find themselves searching for a familiar face in the coming weeks. After seven years, Robyn Hawk, one of the earliest supporters of the co-op and a regular volunteer at the cash register, is moving on. Co-op customers will miss her ready laugh and sense of fun, one she has shared with many other long-term volunteers.

Nothing in particular has triggered her departure, she says. “It wasn’t at all premeditated. I love working at the co-op. But one afternoon, it just jumped into my head.  It was so clear to me that it was time to move on.”  That doesn’t mean abandoning all ties, she says, and she doesn’t rule out volunteering ‘here and there’ in the future. Her regular volunteer days are done, however.

Robyn is grateful for her time at the store. “It was a growing period for me,” she says. “The gratitude from the people I worked with, just for having me there was empowering. I’d like to say ‘thank you’ for the many years there and the gratification of being part of it.”

Although she’ll no longer be a regular volunteer, she plans to continue participating in other ways.  “I support the Co-op wholeheartedly,” she says. “I continue to support it with buying.”

In the meantime, she’s seen hopeful signs that a new generation of volunteers is starting to step forward.  “There’s a whole new group of people coming in and I don’t even know half of them,” she says. “That’s great! Change is good.”

Thank you Robyn for all of your effort, humor, energy, love and attention toward the seedling that was and is the Yelm Co-op. It made a difference!


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Yelm Cooperative June Board meeting rescheduled

Due to several Board members being unavailable for the normally scheduled June 11 meeting, it has been rescheduled for June 18th.

We meet at Rosemont Retirement and Assisted Living at 6:00 p.m. There is always a few minutes of public comment time at the beginning of each meeting. If you’d like to address the Board, please email yfcstrategy@gmail.com to set this up.

Thanks

The Yelm Cooperative Board of Directors


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