Today was a very exciting day for the Co-op. About 15 committee members, representing nearly all of our committees gathered to build, discuss and plan our goals for the next 6 months to a year. We are pleased to announce that we have not only set our main goals for the co-op, but our committees have also taken on specific tasks to help us toward achieving these goals.
Our biggest priority for the co-op right now is membership. As of today, we have 86 members, which is really inspiring. However, in order to begin the process of looking for a location, we need to reach our goal of 250 members. This number is based on the projections and advice of organizations like CDS Consulting, who work closely with co-ops all over the country at various phases of development. If you have a friend or neighbor who has expressed interest in the co-op, now is the time to tell them to join! They can join online, by downloading an application and mailing in a check, or by coming out to our membership meeting.
Until we reach that critical mass of member support, we cannot move forward to begin looking at locations, so please help spread the co-op love around!
Our second exciting announcement is that we will be releasing our new logo soon! This will be featured on all of our literature, our website and promotional materials.
Don't forget to attend our General Membership Meeting on October 17th at the Church of Trinity at 2300 S. 18th Street at 6:30pm to find out more about what's in store for the co-op over the next 6 months. You will also get a chance to participate in our first general membership vote (agenda here).