The Great River Co-op Blog


Share The Love, Get a Tote Bag!

Our goal for this month is to sign up 28 members in 28 days! And, we’re offering a Great River Co-op tote bag to anyone who signs up in this 28 day challenge! 

 

If you’re already a member, please consider gifting a share to a family member or friend! It’s a unique gift that supports a local cause and area growers! 

 

A single share is $25, and if you buy four shares at $100-you are a voting member. This means you will have a say in what the store looks like, what we carry and more! 

 

Join online today! 

Great River Co-op Appoints New Board President

 

 

 

With the new year comes renewed energy to get the long awaited Great River Co-op facility built, and operations up and running. To help facilitate these developments, the Board of Directors is focusing most of its time and energy on Board Development, including a slight reshuffling of the board’s leadership.

 

After five years as President of the Co-Op Board, Kim Mastrianni is moving to the role of Treasurer. Before moving to Langdon to start a sheep farm, Mastrianni’s career was in finance at some of the nation’s largest multinational corporations. Her move to serve as Treasurer of the Co-Op allows her to focus on refreshing the pro forma operating budgets and determining the investment needs for construction and start-up.

 

Replacing Mastrianni as the Co-Op’s chief volunteer officer is its founding President, Steve Fortier of Alstead.

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Join us for the Thanksgiving Farmer's Market!

Stop by the Walpole Thanksgiving Farmer's Market this Saturday, November 17th from 9am to 1pm on The Walpole Common to sample some of the best local foods and wares around! 

 

We'll have fresh baked goods, local cheese, wreaths and swags, soaps, candles, salves and bath and body items - plus more!

 

There are still tables available as well. Shoot an email to Sean Fortier at Sean@meetingwatersymca.org to reserve your space!

31 Members in 31 Days!

 

We are kicking off an initiative to sign up 31 new member/owners in the month of July! To say thank you for joining, all new members during this time will get a free Great River Co-op Tote Bag! If you’ve been on the fence about joining, why not sign up now?

 

If you’re already a member, please consider gifting a share to a family member or friend! It’s a unique gift that supports a local cause and area growers!

 

A single share is $25, and if you buy four shares at $100-you are a voting member. This means you will have a say in what the store looks like, what we carry and more!

 

Join online today!

Great River Co-op Screens Food For Change

 

 

On Wednesday, April 18th The Great River Co-op presented the documentary film Food for Change during is Annual meeting. The event was held at the Bellows Falls Opera House and began with a brief summary of what the co-op has achieved over the last year, and next steps toward opening its doors. 

 

Before the annual meeting, the co-op held an online vote to solidify Shannon Latham and Gretchen Markiewicz as board members.  Voter response was excellent, and we welcome and congratulate both as new board members!

 

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Great River Co-op to Hold Annual Meeting with Screening of Food for Change

The Great River Co-op, a startup cooperative grocery store coming to Walpole, will screen Food For Change on April 18th at 6:00 pm during its 2018 Annual Meeting.

 

The event will take place at the Bellows Falls Opera House with regular concessions. Tickets will be by donation.  

 

Food for Change tells the story of the cooperative movement in the United States in a way that is both entertaining and informative.  It includes interviews with co-op workers, rare archival footage, and narration by the film’s director, Steve Alves. Alves will be available at the meeting for a question and area period around the film.

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February Member Drive: Share the Love, Get a Tote Bag!

Our goal for this month is to sign up 28 members in 28 days! And, we’re offering a Great River Co-op tote bag to anyone who signs up in this 28 day challenge! 

 

If you’re already a member, please consider gifting a share to a family member or friend! It’s a unique gift that supports a local cause and area growers! 

 

A single share is $25, and if you buy four shares at $100-you are a voting member. This means you will have a say in what the store looks like, what we carry and more! 

 

Join online today! 

Great River Co-op Reaches 750 Member/Owners

 

 

The Great River Co-op had a fantastic year in 2017! We want to thank all of the area supporters, businesses who donated items for our events, and our newest member/owners!

 

To date, we have welcomed 754 member/owners, and continue to add to that each month. Our goal is to bring on 1,000 members and we’re getting close! 

 

A good deal of progress was made behind the scenes as well... 

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