Congratulations to our 4 newly elected board members: Megan Greeson, Maureen Ash, Kaitrin Halvorson, and Emily Jacobson.
Thank you to everyone who ran for the board. We are lucky to have had 6 extremely qualified candidates who all have a lot to offer our co-op. We hope those whom were not elected will lend Whole Earth their ideas and skills on future co-op projects.
We welcome to the board:
Megan moved from Colorado with her husband in 2010 to pursue their dream of farming.
Wow! Our 2014 Annual Meeting was a HUGE success. Thank you to everyone who attended (including two of our youngest members Niya and Edith), and thank you to our hard-working Board and staff members for hosting such a fabulous event. After the meeting, I realized we had forgotten a couple of very important points.
First, I would like to thank you, our members and shoppers, without whom the co-op could not exist. Your continued support is absolutely critical to our store's success.
Whole Earth Grocery has seen great success and growth over the past year, even as we transitioned through several General Managers in 2013. Primarily under the management of Lindsay Van Beek with assistance from managers Erynn Delahousaye, Kiki Augustin, James Morren and Anna Zalusky, Whole Earth Grocery ended 2013 with a profit of $15, 473.63, an increase of 221.8% from the previous year!
With this money in the bank, and our sales trending positively, Anna and I have the fun, creative and challenging job of investing some of that money back into our co-op to better serve the community and