Saturday October 29th is our
5 Year anniversary Party & Owner's Annual Meeting

We will have vendors, demos and give-a-ways. Food & music too!
Our Annual Owners Meeting & luncheon will be held upstairs. RSVP by October 15.
Gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options available, RSVPs are important!

Meet our board candidates at the annual meeting.
Our elections begin at the meeting!
We have a growing list of vendors and demos for our Anniversary Party 10/29.
Local music and vendors including:
Alvarado Street Bakery - organic sprouted wheat beard
Totem Coffee - locally roasted coffee
Sugar Plum Bakery - Gluten free, vegan, & paleo desserts
The Cultured Kitchen - cashew cheese
Blue Lotus Chai - chai blends

If you're interested in a booth, please contact regina@placervillecoop.org
Greetings PFC owners and customers,

The last month has been quite an experience. I learned more about our store's operations in the last 6 weeks than in the last 5 years! Thank you again for your continued support and patience as we continue to work through our growing pains~

We have several upcoming events:
  • October is ownership month. We have 2 big goals: 100 new members and $100K in share capital. Read more about share capital below.
  • 5 year anniversary party and our Annual Owners Meeting on Saturday 10/29
  • October begins our election process! Meet the candidates at the Annual Meeting 10/29

Thank you, 
Regina, Store Manager

The co-op calls upon the people who use and benefit from the business to invest together to help it to grow and thrive. In this way, a co-op is like any business that needs its owners to contribute capital to fund its development. But unlike in a conventional business, people choose to invest in their cooperatives not just for personal financial gain, but because they believe that their investment will support an ethical, community-oriented enterprise that aligns with their values and benefits both themselves and others. Raising capital from members is an essential expression of the cooperative business identity. 

1. Fulfill the member share requirement: The member either makes a one-time equity investment, or an annual equity investment until her/his share requirement is met.

2. Make an additional investment: Either as additional non voting equity, typically in the form of preferred shares, or debt in the form of member loans.

3. Shop at the coop: This contributes to the co op’s profitability, with a portion of the profits being retained as capital, and reinvested in the cooperative business.

First off, thanks to all the interested and involved folks who came out for last evening’s board meeting. The discussion was lively and valuable, and the board is excited to see the increased level of interest to participate in the governance of this Co-op among our members.
We were delighted to receive financial results from August showing a profit for the month of $1,658.00. Following July’s recorded profit, this means that for 2 months in which the Co-op has historically had negative returns we were able to post positive results. The summer months are the most challenging time of year for maintaining positive results, so we look forward to further gains as we move into the fall and the holiday season.
Board elections are coming. The Co-op will host a ‘meet the candidates’ event at our fifth anniversary celebration on Saturday October 29, and voting will open then. Election results will be announced at the November board meeting. One of your responsibilities as a Co-op owner is to participate in the governance of the Co-op by voting, so be sure to cast your ballot. Watch the Co-op website or our Facebook Page for details of when and how to vote.
The board wants to publicly acknowledge and thank Regina, our store manager, the department heads and the entire Co-op staff for the positive attitudes and continuing hard work you have all put forth in bringing our Co-op through times of turbulence and doubt. We praise you and ask that you continue to hold yourselves and your board to continuous pursuit of our ends:
  • A friendly retail store that satisfies customers.
  • A strong and healthy local economy.
  • A thriving and profitable cooperatively owned business.
  • Sustainable practices.
Guests and candidates at the September board meeting. L-R: Ben, Craig, Angie, Andrea, Jorden, Todd and Scott. Not pictured: Heather & Haley.
Monday October 31 from 3-5pm
Come by the co-op for a Healthy Halloween! Our staff will give out honey sticks and organic/non-GMO candy to little trick or treaters!

We are hosting a coloring contest for the month of October. Bring in to the Co-op by October 15th so we can hang them up for shoppers to enjoy!

We will picking a winner at our anniversary party, Saturday, October 29th at 11am. Winner must be present. Click the picture below to download. Adults are encouraged to color too!
Meet the Staff
Regina has worked at the co-op since 2008 (when it was Noah's Ark) as a part-time cashier. She returned as a buyer in the Wellness department in January of 2014.

She is married and has three daughters. When she isn't at the co-op (ha!) she likes to knit, sew, and make things from scratch. She grew up in San Jose, and moved around California (SF, San Diego, and Sacramento) with her husband, before settling in Placerville to raise their family. Be sure to say hello next time you're in the store!
Work at the Co-op!

We're accepting applications for our deli, cashier and produce departments. Please fill out an application.

Employees receive 20% off all purchases.
Volunteer Opportunities 
Volunteers needed for our Anniversary Party! Help set up or clean up, or help work a booth!
PFC owners get 10% for one month for every 4 hours of volunteer service. Please email Haley if you're interested in volunteer information. haley@placervillecoop.org
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