UPCOMING & ONGOING EVENTS
Volunteer to make a difference in your community!
Volunteer your time, energy and smiles for the "Build Your Co-op"
effort. In the coming weeks we'll need lots of help to realize the dream of the Placerville Natural Foods Co-op.
There are plenty of ways to help. Several committees, listed below, have various volunteer opportunities
The Membership Committee:
Blog Writer - keeping members informed
The Fundraising Committee:
Please contact our new volunteer coordinator Kaley Terwilliger
Know of upcoming events where we can share Co-op information or distribute brochures?
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a Member!
Membership forms are now available at Noah's or by download:
Print out both sides, fill out completely and return with your full or partial membership payment to the address provided on the form. It's that easy to become a member!
We can take donations!* Your donations are essential in these formative days as various legal, printing, and other expenses come in, and especially as we enter into the formal "buying negotiations" and the mass of inspections, etc we'll be paying for. Your donation, no matter how small (even $1 helps us buy essentials like printing for surveys and brochures, paper clips, etc) help grow the Co-op. You can call as at 530-626-7794
for more information on Member Loans and Donations to help make your Co-op grow!
*(Please note: Your donations are not
tax-deductible. Co-ops are not "non-profits," but your donations are essential.)
We now accept PayPal
payments for memberships or donations to the general fund. Simply log into you PayPal
account and 'send' money to: email@example.com
You can pay in full or make payments!
Spread the Word!
Tell your friends, point them to the website
, invite them to our FaceBook
page, sign them up for membership
! The Co-op is its membership, and that means you!
You can familiarize yourself with the FAQ
(frequently asked questions), our history, etc, at our temporary web pages:
Yes, it's the 21st century and we're on Facebook. Become a "friend" and follow our posts at
Follow us on Twitter!
Do you Tweet? Check out
on Twitter for meeting notices and other updates.
Friends in the area on Facebook? Belong to a club or organization? Get together with friends for a party or dinner? What's more exciting than letting people know about the new Food Co-op, or having someone come to your meeting to share more about the Co-op and answer questions.
LINKS TO OTHER CO-OP RESOURCES:
BriarPatch Co-op, Grass Valley
Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op
Davis Food Co-op
GoLocal Sonoma County
Calif Ctr for Co-op Development
International Co-operative Alliance
Food Co-op 500
Co-op Grocers Information Network
Dear <<First Name>>:
Please mark your calendars and support the Co-op while you do your holiday shopping at our first annual
December 4, 2010
Cozmic Cafe, 594 Main St. Placerville
Enjoy the Holiday Parade on Main Street, then treat yourself to a delicious lunch at the Cozmic Cafe before joining us upstairs for a unique holiday shopping experience! Browse the wares of local crafters, artisan's and herbalists. Find Fair Trade items, handmade jewelry, gift baskets, children's clothing and more. Or shop the Co-op table where you will find a variety of gift items and gift certificates all donated by local merchants to support the Co-op's efforts to raise funds for the continuing effort to convert Noah's Ark Natural Foods into
The Placerville Natural Foods Co-op
Local Sustainable Choices
National Co-op Month
Fund a Developing Co-op Campaign
successfully raised a total of $243.00
Our sincere thanks to Noah's Ark Natural Foods,
The Cozmic Cafe and Susana Banana's for displaying our donation for their participation.
on October 16, 2010
successfully raised a total of $237.00
Thank you to members
Courtney Benzon and Emily Whitman
for their enthusiastic participation in this fund raiser.
A special thank you to the Cozmic Cafe for allowing us to use their multi-purpose room for this event.
138 Members and Counting: That's a 38% increase since we reached our initial goal of 100 members in August.
Our new goal is 250 members by December 31, 2010. If you are already a member consider asking someone you know who isn't yet. If each of us signed up one new member we would have 272 members. If you are not yet a member, what are you waiting for? If you support the idea of a Co-op in Placerville act now!
Our strength lies in our numbers, so join and be counted!
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?
It's way easy. Pick up at membership form at Noah's or click on the link below to download a membership form:
Pville Food Co-op Membership Form
You can drop your completed form & payment at:
Noah's Ark Natural Foods
535 Placerville Drive
Or mail your membership to our new mailing address at:
Placerville Food Co-op Organizing Group
619 Canal Street
UPCOMING CO-OP EVENTS
Holiday Co-op Bazaar:
December 4, 2010 10:00-6-4:00 Upstairs at Cozmic Cafe.
Do your holiday shopping and support the Co-op while you're at it. Shop for holiday items like lights, figurines, decorations, and toys. We'll also have local crafts, body care, gift baskets, baked goods and surprises.
Ongoing Fund Raising Events
Cans for the Co-op- Bring your "CA CRV redemption" (California Redemption Value) recyclables (most often plastic, glass or aluminum bottled or canned water, soda, drinks, or small juice bottles) to Noah's Ark. Leave them in the side yard by the dumpsters, and our volunteer will recycle them for cash. Cans for the co-op is currently netting about $70.00/mo. Only a very few people are participating so there is still untapped potential on this project. Don't be shy, and please don't forget to remove the caps and tops off the bottles. Caps and tops have to be removed for us to be able to recycle them, and it adds a lot of work for our volunteers. And please do not drop off your general recyclables. CRV only! Thanks.
Change for the Co-op - Just drop your change in the canister at the register at Noah's. If you own a business and would be willing to have a "Change for the Co-op" cannister in your store please let Melisa know and she will deliver one.
Melisa Clark, General Manager at Noah's Ark and Steering Committee member, will be hosting an informational meeting upstairs at Noah's Ark every second Saturday of the month between 4:00 - 6:00pm. This is the place to come if you have questions or if you want to get involved in the Co-op, whether you're a member or not.
Next General Co-op Info meeting is December 11, 2010
Next Steering Committee Meeting -
Monday Evening, November 22, 2010
(Open to all Co-op Members)
If you are a fully or partially paid member of the Placerville Food Co-op and would like to attend the next Steering Committee meeting, please contact Melisa and let her know.
Thanks for your support!
Melisa Clark - Placerville Food Co-op Steering Committee.