Thursday, April 21, 2011

Match the Board's $5000 to Duwamish Legal Defense Fund

Back in November of last year the Co-op began raising funds for the Duwamish Tribe, First People of the Seattle area.  They are currently in the process of defending their Federal recognition as a Tribe.

They need $100,000 for legal fees, the details of which are on their website.  The Co-op Board has donated $5000; and the general membership has donated $2161 so far by Rounding Up their purchases at the register.

The Co-op will end its fundraising for the Duwamish Tribe on April 30th.  Let's see if we can match or exceed the Board's donation before then!

"If everybody in Seattle would give us one dollar, we could raise the money for our legal defense"  -- Cecile Hansen, Chairwoman of the Duwamish Tribe

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Visit the OFC Arts Walk space downtown! (#82)

Come mingle with other Co-op members while savoring organic snacks and perusing art!

Five Co-op members (2 members at large and 3 staff members) will show their art this Friday and Saturday at the Co-op's downtown meeting space.

You can cuddle Christine's ferociously cute stuffed creatures, try on Erin's felt flower pins, peer into Mian's detailed mixed media works, contemplate Kaia's photography, and linger over Jasmine's charcoal drawings.

Our office art space will be open from 5-10pm on Friday night and 12-7 on Saturday. Stop by and say hello!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Proposed Board Agenda for April 21st 6:30-9:30pm

Co-op Board meetings are open to the public and take place at 610 Columbia St SE (across the street from Olympia Supply) on the third Thursday of each month. To request an addition to this agenda or a future agenda, email Your email should describe the issue that you wish to discuss, why you think it's something the board should consider, and actions you would like the Board to take. Include any additional resources such as links or attachments to your email.

Proposed April 21 Board Agenda

Announcements 2 min
Mission Statement /Agenda Review 3 min
Commitments Review / Minutes Review 3 min
Member Comment 10 min
Accountability Team Update 5 min
BPC Report & overview of structure proposal 30 min
Sensible Washington Endorsement Request 10 min
Boycott Subcommittee Update/Revisit Board Participation 20 min
Boycott Email Response 15 min
Report back from John R/Venezuela 10 min
BOD planning/retreat continuation 20 min
Committee Reports 15 min
Consent via email proposal 10 min
Expansion (Executive Session) 20 min
Meeting Eval/ Commitments/ Next facilitator 2 min

Total Meeting Time: 2 hours 55 min

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Get involved with the Co-op: Join the Member Relations Committee!

Olympia Food Co-op Member Relations Committee
Member-at-Large Application

Name: ______________________________
Phone: ______________________________
E-mail: ______________________________

Purpose: To facilitate communication between the membership and the organization.

Committee Members:

• 1-2 Board Members
• 1-2 Members-at-Large (one vacancy)
• 1-2 Staff Members


1. Describe any experience you have working in groups, especially involving facilitating the communication between an organization and its community. (Including your resume would be appreciated but not required.)

2. Why would you like to be part of the Member Relations Committee?

3. This committee typically meets once a month for an hour and a half. Other commitments include communicating via email and working on projects for an average commitment of 3 hours, or more as needed, per month. Are you able to make this volunteer commitment? (Note: You will earn volunteer credit or discount on purchases at the Co-op for hours spent on the committee.)

Submit by email at or or by mail with attention to either Heather or Keziah at OFC-Eastside, 3111 Pacific Ave. SE, Olympia, WA 98501, or drop off at either east or west store locations at the Customer Service station. Deadline for submission is April 30, 2011.