What's new from the Board and at the store, High5 Picks,  Co-op & Community Events & more
GLEANINGS - October 2014
News from your local Placerville Natural Foods Co-op.
535 Placerville Dr. in Placerville CA 95667

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8am to 8 pm
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Co-op & Community Events

Co-op Birthday Celebration
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014, 10 am - 4 pm

Board Meeting, October 27th, 5:30 pm
Halloween at the Co-op, Oct. 31, 3 to 8 PM.
Co-op Annual Meeting, Nov. 1st,  1 to 4 PM

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October Owner Specials

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Breakfast with the Prez  --  Come chat with John Le Pouvoir, PNFC Board President; ask your questions.  Every 3rd Thursday morning, 9 am, upstairs.  Get your complimentary deli breakfast before you go up

Let's have a float at this year's Christmas Parade!  We have a few people that expressed interest and we would like a few more volunteers to join the fun.  Ideas, builders, costumes and designs are all needed.  Contact Twyla and be a part of this wonderful Placerville tradition.

Volunteer Opportunities
  • Halloween at the Co-op
  • Outreach at our Local Schools
  • Holiday Bazaar
  • Parking lot maintenance
Contact Twyla, twyla@placervillecoop.org
The store is in need of a few items and we want to put the word out to you, our owners, in case you have any of these that you would like to donate.
Co-op Wish List:
  • Office paper shredder
  • Cabinet for office supplies: a cabinet with doors, 30-36" in width and up to ceiling height
  • Fabric for new owner bags:  light cotton or cotton-like fabric, 1/3 yd. minimum
Click here for an in-store coupon.  Thank you for reading this newsletter!​
1 PM – 4 PM
  1. Call to Order and Introduction of Directors and Officers
  2. Election Results Board of Directors
  3. President’s Report on Board Activities in past year
  4. General Manager’s Report
  5. CFO Report on Financial Status
  6. Q and A Session
Owner Services News
by Julie Silvey, julie@placervillecoop.org.
The co-op’s new fiscal year has begun, some great changes have taken place
and others are in the works!  As announced in the September Gleanings, PNFC has reached the point in its growth and development that has enabled us to convert to the patronage dividend model, meaning that patronage dividends will be paid to owners, at the end of each profitable year, in the form of store credit.

In addition to this potential to earn dividends, there are some fun, new things you will notice when you shop.  Though we are no longer offering the twice-monthly 10% discounts or the High 5 program, in each of the store’s departments you will see items labeled “Owner Priced Item”...
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P.S.  Somewhere in this newsletter is a coupon for you to print and use in the store.  Thank you for reading this newsletter and be sure to let us know if your e-mail address changes.  
The Co-op! Together we own it!

What's New at the Store

by Melisa Clark, General Manager

As October rolls in with cooler
temperatures the Co-op is preparing to celebrate our third year in business! Yeah, Happy Birthday Placerville Co-op! We are throwing a Birthday Party at the store on October 18th from 10-4. Free goodies, food, drawings for gift baskets and tons of fun for the whole family. Come and celebrate with us!
The Co-op now offers reusable bags at the register. Our new use-wash-return program let's you borrow or purchase a cloth bag to take your groceries home. You can buy one for $1.00 or just borrow one and return it the next time you come to the store. If you would like to donate some of the cloth bags that you have but no longer use that would be great. The Co-op would save over $20,000.00 a year if we all used a cloth bag instead of paper.
The Co-op! Together we own it!

Calling All Volunteers!
by Twyla Teitzel 
Happy Birthday to us! Come and celebrate our third birthday

on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Food, prizes, raffles and giveaways.  Come join the fun.  We need about 10 volunteers for this event.  Please contact Twyla if you would like to help!  Two and four hour shifts available.

We need 12 volunteers for the Hangtown Halloween Ball.  This volunteer opportunity fills up fast and our number of volunteer spots are limited, so please contact Twyla now if you would like to volunteer.

Halloween at the Co-op.  All kids (12 and under) who are in costume and visit the co-op from 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm will receive a treat!

We love doing outreach to our local schools.  If your school would like us to come and talk to your students about organic food, eating healthy, food is fun, etc. please contact me.

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Thank you.  Twyla
916-521-4569 or twyla@placervillecoop.org

From the Board
By Ruthie Loeffelbein

Our Co-op’s End Statement tells what our ultimate goals are  -  in other words, the end results PNFC is

working toward. I love our Ends and want you to be familiar with them.  All our work (management, staff, board, volunteers, all other owners) is leading to:

  1. A friendly retail store that satisfies customers
  2. A strong & healthy economy
  3. A thriving & profitable cooperatively-owned business
  4. Sustainable practices

My favorite End is the first one....
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Did you know that PNFC has a Senior discount program
Read all about it at our website.

Hi, I am Gary Clark, editor of the newsletter. Please, if you know of a a co-op event or activity that you think should be in the newsletter. Email me a sentence or two about it and I will do my best to include it.
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