First Member Meeting! (Updated)

WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR VOICE! 

Cooperative ownership is all about each member having a voice--a vote in the decisions, a say in the process, and a place in the community. And next week you will have your first real opportunity to use that voice - face to face with your peers and co-members. Thursday on July 23rd, from 6-8 pm, we are having our very first Westwood Food Co-op General meeting, in the very space that will soon be transformed into our community grocery store. Again, here is what you need to know to attend:

General Membership Meeting
Why: To learn what it means to be a member-owner and how to get involved 
Where: 3738 Morrison. Rd. Denver, CO 80219
When: Thursday, July 23rd from 6pm-8pm

At this big gathering you will learn more of what it means to be a part of the Westwood Food Co-op. This includes how we elect board members, how we collectively make decisions, and what you can do to build a solid foundation for our collectively owned cooperative grocery store. The meeting is also a great opportunity for you to meet your fellow co-members and to see what kind of incredible people you will be partnering with for years to come. We will also have some food to snack on during the meeting!

We will also be hosting A community design meeting on Thursday, July 16th 4-7m and on July 30th from 9am to 12pm (no need to attend both meetings!) These meetings are a place for you— the building blocks of the Westwood Food Co-op— to come together, to give feedback to the design team (hurray Studiotrope!), and to share your ideas for the building-to-be. This experienced team wants to hear what YOU, as members of this community and co-op, have to say. How cool is that?

So come on by and bring your best ideas.


Update

A huge thanks to those who came out to our first community design meeting on July 16th! We had 40 - 50 folks attend! Participants were able to lend their voice and vote to questions ranging from how they would get to the property (bike, car, walk, etc.) to what components of the plaza area were most important to them (fountain, kid play area, seating, lighting, etc.). The summary of results is not available yet, however it will be presented for feedback at the second community design meeting.

Announcement regarding the second community design meeting: the time has changed!  We will now be meeting from 5:30-8pm on Thursday, July 30th. Same day, different time. We mentioned before that there is no need to attend this meeting if you attended the one on the 16th. However, we were incorrect! We want you there! We will be asking different questions that build on the first meeting and want as many members there as possible. 

Another reminder is that THIS THURSDAY, July 23rd we will be having our very first general membership meeting in the soon-to-be co-op space. Again, here is what you need to know to attend:

General Membership Meeting
Why: To learn what it means to be a member-owner and how to get involved 
Where: 3738 Morrison. Rd. Denver, CO 80219
When: Thursday, July 23rd from 6pm-8pm

We are excited to see these ideas begin to materialize and look forward to hearing your input this week!