March 2014

WHO IS YOUR +1? – Founders Night is our co-op’s annual meeting, and what better way to get people to attend a meeting than to throw a party? The confirmed date is Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 6-9 pm at members Edward and Emily McFalls’ home at 205 E. Spring St. in Fuquay-Varina. Highlights will include: Silent auction, live music, share certificate distribution and GREAT, LOCAL FOOD & DRINK!

All members are invited, and challenged to bring a friend (or two) who may be interested in joining the co-op. We gained lots of new members at last year’s Founders Night, so the challenge is on! Let’s hit 400 by the end of the party!

** Help Needed – There are many plans and preparations underway to make Founders Night a great evening of food, fellowship and co-op business. Currently, a few volunteers are needed to help with the Silent Auction. This would include collection, inventory and conducting the silent auction. If you’re interested, please respond to this email. Proceeds from the auction go to offset the expenses of the evening.

FAQ — Occasionally we will offer a Q&A for you to dazzle your friends with…and get them to join! (Many thanks to Food Cooperative Initiative)
Q: Do I have to work in the store if I join?
A: No, the Community Market does not have a working member program, and this is not in the current store operating plan either. The most economically sustainable model for food co-op stores today does not support the older version that relied on worker/member volunteers.

What you can do — If you have a group, club or association that you think would be interested in hearing about the food co-op, let us know and we’d be happy to lead a presentation. If you would like to host a House Party for a few of your neighbors, co-workers or friends, we’d love to be the entertainment and tell everyone about the co-op. Lastly, “like” us on Facebook and share the news that way: www.facebook/fvcommunitymarket.

Tammie Quick, chairperson
Community Market, Inc.

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