|Posted by solacefarmfiber on March 13, 2014 at 10:35 AM|
YOU ARE INVITED
This is an invitation to another catered dinner meeting about forming an Inland Northwest Grower’s Cooperative. We will be meeting on Thursday March 20th from 6-8pm at the Gonzaga University Herak Room in the McCarthey Athletic Center just north of Spokane Falls Blvd on Cincinnati St.
Please RSVP to me if you can make it to this meeting by Friday March 14th so that we can have an accurate head count for the catered dinner.
At this meeting we will have the working group, that has been meeting for several months, report out on their activities thus far. We have primarily been working on both outreach and structure.
We will then invite some interaction from everyone on what structure you feel would serve the cooperative and its members best.
Finally, we need to make a strategy for moving forward. Key pieces of this are:
-Building support for the co-op from growers in the region
-Recruiting growers to attend the April meeting to celebrate and decide if the co-op is a go/no-go
-Answering the key questions about the co-op that still need answering
-Accessing the resources we need to make this happen
-Creating a timeline for incorporating and launching the co-op
I have attached a draft flier to this email that has great info on it that you can use to invite other growers you know. The date for the April meeting/party is still TBA.
Also, if you have not already taken 5 minutes to fill out this survey about the cooperative, please do (Link below), and pass it on. This will help us gauge interest and better understand your needs.