With a lofty goal of opening Fairbanks Community Cooperative Market (Co-op Market) by 2011 there are many tasks at hand. Committees have been formed and many need volunteers. Won’t you help it fly? You can volunteer a little of your time or a lot.
There are many small tasks to do so if you can sign up for even one small task it will be a blessing and you will enjoy the fruits of your labor as you shop our own little grocery store next summer.
To find out how you can best serve the Co-op Market e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 457-1023. Or contact one of the committee chairs and let them know you want to participate in that committee.
Business Plan Committee – Board of Directors
This committee is central to the organization as it is organizing all the pieces that go into creating a good business plan. HOWEVER, the work of the other committees is absolutely necessary to putting together a good business plan. Tasks involved include:
1. Putting together the estimates that come from the other committees into a formal business plan..
2. Determining a final estimate of the funds necessary for the project before seeking funding
Finance Committee – Committee chair – Hans Geier – Email: email@example.com
This committee is responsible for developing sources of funding including:
- Bank Loans
- Member loan Program – The committee must research and form a legal structure for member loans.
Store Design – Committee Chair – Robert Leach – Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Producers and Product Selection Committee – Chair –Cora Kelley – Email email@example.com
- Identify potential vendors from the Tanana Valley and around Alaska
- Create a member survey to be utilized in the blueprint of the Co-op Market
- Determine criteria for product selection with a priority on local products when available
Health and Wellness Education – Chair – Sharon Alden – Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Operations Committee – Chair – Mary Christensen E-mail fccm2010@gmail.
The work of this committee is almost complete.
Communications/Outreach Committee – Chair – Mary Christensen Email email@example.com or call 347-4463
- Organize membership equity drive
- Hold fundraising events
- Advertisement and promotion
- Communicate with membership on a regular basis
- Website and blog updates
- Responsible for annual meeting
The numerous activities involved with outreach require a lot of help. Many people already participate but we can always use more creative minds!
D. Corbett says
I saw your poster at Lulu’s and have signed up as a member. So good work outreach committee.
Beverly Mcclintock says
Hi. I paid my membership in full at the Harvest Fair and thought they were giving away a free grocery bag. Is this still possible? Thanks! Also, I would like to be on the organizational committee if you still need someone. I have owned a business(general contractor) in Fairbanks since 1977. Thanks! Bev McClintock
I am very interested in the Health and Fitness Committee, however I can’t commit to chairing it at this time. Please keep me informed about how I can help.
Olivia Haas says
I would love to help in any way I can. I am originally from Iowa City, Ia. Where I helped with Buy Fresh Buy Local and attended meetings for Food not Lawns. We had a wonderful co-op in Iowa City and it’s one of the things I miss most about home.
Let me know what I can do,
brian i. cook says
I have some problems with my browser Links on your web site. The chimpanzees are still in the page :-(.
Nathalie Croteau says
I am interested in participating/contributing to the Health & Wellness Education Committee. please reply by email and/or call me @ 457-5322.
Naomi Herbeck says
Hi, I am very interested in helping with the health and wellness committee. I am fairly busy as a student at UAF and cannot commit to being the chair at this time, but would like to help out with this committee however possible. I am so excited that this effort is going on in our community, and even more excited to help! I’m also willing to help in other areas if needed. Email me anytime.
Naomi Herbeck says
I also have some experience in fund raising, and enjoy it very much. Might be able to be of service in that area as well.