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Greene Hill Food Co-Op Meeting: Tuesday

Very interesting – the food co-op will be presenting a potential location for the co-op: Putnam bt Downing, Grand and Fulton.  I have to admit that I’m surprised.  For whatever reason, I automatically assumed the co-op would operate out of Fort Greene, making all of us CHers to trek west.  This far east choice is intriguing.  Not as close to me as I’d have liked, but I’m kind of glad that if it’s going to end up either far east or west, that the east has a shot.

Here’s the official info for the meeting:

6/15 GENERAL MEETING & LOCATION PRESENTATION
When: Tuesday, June 15, 7:00-9:30pm 
Where: 138 So Oxford St, Brooklyn between Fulton St and Atlantic Ave (South Oxford Space, Studio G)
On the agenda: 
- Location Opportunity 
Members of the Lease and Location Committee will present a possible co-op location, 10-16 Putnam (between Downing, Grand and Fulton). Come learn more about the space, see photos, weigh pros and cons and help determine if this spot should be the co-op’s home.
– Join-up 
There will be time at the meeting to ask questions and contribute your member investment.
– New to the Co-op? 
We will be holding a new-members info session from 7:00-7:15 before the General Meeting. Have all your questions answered before we dive into the big questions at our General Meeting.
JOIN NOW!
Now you can officially become an invested member of the Greene Hill Food Co-op. If you are committed to having this resource in the neighborhood in the future we need your member investment now to make it a reality. Download an application here and mail it in with your check. You may also join at our General Meeting!
GET THE WORD OUT
Help us spread the word by tabling in the neighborhood. We are at the Ft. Greene Green Market every Saturday as well as neighborhood block parties and street festivals. But we can only represent if we have people to represent us! Email our tabling coordinator at tabling@greenehillfoodcoop.com to pick up a slot!. Remember, if you are on FTOP at Park Slope Food Co-op these count as work hours.
UPCOMING GENERAL MEETINGS
Mark your calendar!
Wednesday, July 21 
138 South Oxford Street (between Hanson Place and Atlantic Ave) 
Studio G 
7:00-9:30 PM
Work credit will be given

Greene Hill Food Co-Op Meeting: 5/19

5/19 GENERAL MEETING: REACHING OUT AND SIGNING UP NEW MEMBERS
Let’s Grow! Bring your ideas about how to reach and sign up new members.
When: Wednesday, May 19, 7:00-9:30pm 
Where: 138 So Oxford St, Brooklyn between Fulton St and Atlantic Ave (South Oxford Space, Great Room, 2nd FL)
On the agenda: 
Committee brief updates, plus: 
- Brainstorm how to engage people so the Co-op flourishes. The Co-op is its members. 
- How to answer questions about the the Co-op, and spread the word 
- Formation of the Membership Committee (now that we have members)
Bring your checkbook! Sign up as a member and get an official Founding Member button. 
The web site is relaunching very soon with an online application and Paypal.

UPCOMING GENERAL MEETINGS
Mark your calendar!
Tuesday, June 15 
138 South Oxford Street (between Hanson Place and Atlantic Ave) 
Studio G 
7:00-9:30 PM
Work credit will be given

Food Co-Op Meeting: Tuesday

11/17 General Meeting: Coop visioning workshop, food conference recap, fresh food!

Please join us for the Greene Hill Food Co-op’s November General Meeting!

When: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 7:00-9:30 PM
Where: BRIC Studios, 2nd floor, 57 Rockwell Pl between DeKalb and Fulton.

If you haven’t been to GHFC General Meeting in a while, this is the one to attend – so clear your schedule!

At the meeting we will hold a special workshop to envision our co-op. What will our co-op look and feel like? How will it be laid out? What products and services will be available on day one and further into the future?

We will construct our vision using a frame of reference of food stores in our area, including Choice Greene, Fresh Garden, Elly’s Market, Associated (on Waverly), Brooklyn Fare and Perelandra. With these spaces in mind, we will brainstorm and fine-tune our vision for the co-op.

This will be a huge chance to have a say in the future of our Co-op. Every voice and vote counts!

For the latest agenda updates, see the website. Printed agendas will be handed out at the General Meeting.

Mark your calendar for our December meeting, too – we know how hectic the holiday season gets. As we did in December 2008, this December meeting will be an All-Committee Meeting, where every committee meets simultaneously with opportunities to combine efforts, ask questions, and collaborate on tasks with other committees. It will be held at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 South Oxford Street from 7:00-9:00 PM SHARP on December 17.

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Greene Hill Food Co-Op Meeting: TOMORROW

THIS TUESDAY 4/14: General Meeting

Sorry for the late notice! Please join us for The Greene Hill Food Coop’s April General Meeting:

When: this Tuesday, April 14th 7pm-9:30pm (meeting will start at 7:15pm, newcomers please come at 7pm)

Where: 138 So Oxford St, Brooklyn (So Oxford Space, Great Room, 2nd FL) (note location change)

Please take a look at our agenda for this General Meeting:
http://www.greenehillfoodcoop.com/general-meetings/meeting-agenda-2009-04-14

Any size of monetary contribution is greatly appreciated to go towards the rental of the space.

Childcare

Sitters Studio (www.sitterstudio.com) is providing free childcare during the March meeting. Sitters Studio is a unique babysitting agency that is entirely staffed with artists who have a childcare background. They arrive with a tote of artistic toys ready to engage the children in fun and creative play. The agency is insured and bonded. All of the sitters are reference and background checked and are CPR certified. Please email info@greenehillfoodcoop.com by Monday 13th to let us know if you will be in need of childcare so that we can staff the appropriate amount of sitters.

Go-Go Grocery!

A Greene Hill Food Co-op Gathering
Sunday May 17th
2nd floor at Red Bamboo (corner of DeKalb Ave and Adelphi St)
Doors: 4:30 PM
$5 a head

Come meet your neighbors, and get the inside word about the Co-op.
Food, Fun, Friends!
Win cool prizes by playing BINGO, featuring Rich Awn, the voice of Green Air.
Pin the Tail on the Co-op: help decide the location of our store.
Favorite Food Group Darts: aim for your favorite food group and then write down which product you’d like to see on our shelves!

Community Partners

The Greene Hill Food Coop is being created in a vibrant and exciting neighborhood. The Community Partners Program was developed so our efforts and the efforts of so many other neighborhood institutions can be highlighted. For more information about this program, follow this link:
http://www.greenehillfoodcoop.com/committees/outreach-committee/community-partners

We need your help

Even if you can’t make our General Meetings, we would love your help and support in developing the coop. Joining a committee or even two (http://www.greenehillfoodcoop.com/committees) is the best way to find out what needs to be done. Any questions? Email info@greenehillfoodcoop.com.

Greene Hill Food Co-Op Meeting: 3/18

Please join us for The Greene Hill Food Coop’s March General Meeting:

When: Wednesday March 18th 7pm-9:30pm (meeting will start at 7:15pm, newcomers please come at 7pm)

Where: BRIC Studio, 57 Rockwell Place b/w Fulton & DeKalb

Please take a look at our agenda for this General Meeting:
http://www.greenehillfoodcoop.com/general-meetings/meeting-agenda-2009-03-18

Any size of monetary contribution is greatly appreciated to go towards the rental of the space.

Sitters Studio (www.sitterstudio.com) is providing free childcare during the March meeting. Sitters Studio is a unique babysitting agency that is entirely staffed with artists who have a childcare background. They arrive with a tote of artistic toys ready to engage the children in fun and creative play. The agency is insured and bonded. All of the sitters are reference and background checked and are CPR certified. Please email info@greenehillfoodcoop.com by Tuesday March 17th to let us know if you will be in need of childcare so that we can staff the appropriate amount of sitters.

We’re happy to announce the launch of our community partners program and are thankful to the Greene Harvest CSA and the Greene Hill School for being our first partners. For more information about this program and either of these organizations, follow this link:
http://www.greenehillfoodcoop.com/committees/outreach-committee/community-partners

Look forward to seeing you there! Visit our website www.greenehillfoodcoop.com for more information.


The Greene Hill Food Coop
http://www.greenehillfoodcoop.com
info@greenehillfoodcoop.com
718.208.4778

Greene Hill Food Co-Op Meeting: Dec 11

The Greene Hill Food Co-Op has new branding!  Read about the process here.

Next Meeting: Dec 11.

From the food co-op:


Please join us for The Greene Hill Food Coop’s December General Meeting:

When: December 11 7pm-9pm (meeting will start at 7:15pm, newcomers please come at 7pm)
Where: BRIC Studio, 57 Rockwell Place b/w Fulton & DeKalb (note location change)

Please take a look at our agenda for this General Meeting.

Any size of monetary contribution is greatly appreciated to go towards the rental of the space.

We are very happy to announce that Sitters Studio (www.sitterstudio.com)  will be providing free childcare during the December meeting.  Sitters Studio is a unique babysitting agency that is entirely staffed with artists who have a childcare background.  They arrive with a tote of artistic toys ready to engage the children in fun and creative play.  The agency is insured and bonded.  All of the sitters are reference and background checked and are CPR certified.

Please email Erin at erinhkaplan@gmail.com by December 9th to let us know if you will be in need of childcare so that we can staff the appropriate amount of sitters.

We are still in need of facilitators and secretaries for this General Meeting and more to come.  A Governance Committee member would talk you through a step by step instruction in performing either task.  Word credit available.  Contact Veronica for more information.

Look forward to seeing you there!  Visit our website www.greenehillfoodcoop.com for more information.

Greene Hill Food Coop Meeting: Tonight

Hi All,
Just a quick reminder that we’re having a general meeting this week. Details:

Thu, 9/11 7-9pm
6:45pm for newcomers

Lafayette Ave Presbyterian Church
85 S Oxford (at Lafayette)


You’ll find the meeting agenda here: http://www.greenehillfoodcoop.com/general-meetings/meeting-agenda-09-11-2008

We’re also looking for a facilitator and secretary for the meeting — those interested please contact steering@greenehillfoodcoop.com.

Other updates: The outreach folks had a very successful day at the Brooklyn Flea this Sunday, signing up over 100 new potential members. Peter posted some photos of the day here: http://www.greenehillfoodcoop.com/Home/whats-new/our-day-at-the-flea

Many thanks,
Scott

Outreach Committee

FG/CH Food Co-Op Meeting TONIGHT!

From the co-op committee:

We’re having a General Meeting of interested potential members tonight, May 20th, at Cadman Memorial Church, 350 Clinton Ave (corner of Lafayette Ave), from 7 to 9 p.m.

Here’s an outline of the main agenda for the meeting:

• The Coop Web site

• Guiding Principles Statement

• Punch list (i.e., to-do items)

• Branding of the Coop

This will also be a time for new people to get some more information on coop and join any of the working committees, which will also present brief updates. This is a great time to have your voice heard and be a part of this community effort, hope to see you there!

Also: The Finance Committee is looking for a lawyer who knows securities law and co-op law — one with experience working with or starting a food co-op would be ideal. Please email Nick Lombardi at lombardicus@gmail.com if you can help.

Do check out the newly revamped co-op website as well!