October 27, 2016
Deer CreekSide Owner-Members,
From a financial perspective, September and October results have improved from the summer, but we still need to grow our foot traffic from current and new shoppers to increase sales to where we need them. Thank you for shopping CreekSide first whenever you can!
Community Feedback and Engagement. We have heard from a number of owner-members that they are seeking ways of providing feedback to the board. At each board meeting there is an agenda item that provides time for owner-members to express their views and raise questions. We understand that this opportunity is brief out of necessity to preserve time for the board’s often lengthy business agenda. Owner-members are invited to bring their thoughts and energy to helping CreekSide succeed in a number of other ways:
CCR. The CreekSide Community Resources Groups continue working on a number of efforts. If anyone has time and skills they would like to contribute to our efforts, please email Jeff Cohen email@example.com. Here is a brief update:
Board election. We are well underway with the process for electing new board members. Seven owner-members have stepped forward to stand for election to 5 board seats. Voting remains open until October 30th. The new board members will be announced on November 7th at the Fall Member Meeting and seated at the November 17th board meeting. Please remember to vote!
Member meeting. Please join us at the owner-member meeting at Glenside Hall at 7:00 pm on Monday, November 7th. Per the Co-op’s by-laws, there will be a final opportunity to vote for board members – you must be present and in line no later the 7:15 pm to do so. You can see the agenda for the meeting at http://www.creekside.coop/news--events .
Reminder. The Co-op recently set a credit card minimum of $10 to save fees. If you haven’t had a chance, consider trying EasyShop which makes your checkout quick and easy and helps the Co-op reduce its significant credit/debit card service fees. If you would like to set up an account please visit the Customer Service counter. (There is also an ATM in the store.)
Sincerely, The CreekSide Co-op Board
Ben Adams President, Jeff Cohen Vice President, Don Kates Treasurer, Lisa Payne-Chirico Secretary, Ken Brown, Joel Edelstein, Rebecca Meyer, Robin Rifkin, Hillary Seith, Burt Siegel, and Marty Tuzman