membership meeting november 12

Every year in the fall, we celebrate YOU, by holding your Co-op Annual Membership Meeting to bring you Co-op updates and more! This year it will be held on

Saturday, November 12, 2016
11am – 2pm
Olympia Community Center, Room A
222 Columbia Street NW
downtown Olympia

The Olympia Food Co-op’s mission is to contribute to the health and well being of people, with goals to “Support efforts to foster a socially and economically egalitarian society” and “Assist in the development of local community resources.” Food Sovereignty and Native rights, the theme for this year’s meeting, relates to efforts which the Co-op has been engaged in this year, including the collaborative mural projects featuring the art work of political prisoner Leonard Peltier at both stores, support for the Paddle to Nisqually inter-tribal canoe journey, the upcoming register round-up donation to support the Standing Rock Tribe’s legal campaign to halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline across their sacred grounds and water resource, etc. Come hear local leaders, Sonny Davis of Native Harvest, Elizabeth Campbell and Aleta Poste of the Squaxin Tribal Garden, speak on their work around cultivating food sovereignty and native rights for tribal communities here in the Pacific Northwest.

Learn about the latest Co-op ideas and decisions through reports from your Co-op Board and staff collective, meet the Board candidates running in this election cycle. And top it all off by feasting on traditional and seasonal Northwest food provided by Twana Catering (Skokomish) and salmon by Native Harvest– along with local sweets and beverages. A space for your children to play and be entertained will also be provided at this family-friendly event. This is an excellent opportunity to reconnect with old friends, learn about the latest Co-op comings and goings, and become involved in our Co-op community.

We hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 12, 2016
11am – 2pm
Olympia Community Center, Room A
222 Columbia Street NW
downtown Olympia

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