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Sound Consumer | October 2007


Fall member meeting

Wednesday, October 17, 5:30 p.m.
St. Demetrios Hall
2100 Boyer Ave. E., Seattle, Wash. (directions)

Connie and Doc Hatfield
Connie and Doc Hatfield of Country Natural Beef will talk about sustainable practices at PCC’s fall member meeting.

New location for fall meeting
This new venue for our member meeting will allow us to accommodate more members and give us the freedom to serve great PCC food. Board administrator Janice Parker notes, “We’re excited to offer our members a new location for our membership meeting — one that offers us more space and free parking.”

Once again, each dinner table will be hosted by a member of the board or management who will facilitate discussions. “This idea of making each table a ‘mini-focus group’ has become an outstanding vehicle to hear from our members on a variety of topics,” notes Alexander Rist, member relations committee chair.

Our special guests will be Doc and Connie Hatfield from Country Natural Beef Cooperative (formerly Oregon Country Beef), PCC’s longstanding vendor partner. The Hatfields will share their story about how families in the cooperative helped to restore traditional ranching in the Northwest while practicing humane animal husbandry and environmental stewardship.

We will also discuss the development of the 2007 Farm Bill, with guests Miles McEvoy, the Washington state organic program manager, and Andrew Stout, owner of Full Circle Farm.

New PCC store in Edmonds

PCC Natural Markets is planning to open a new store in Edmonds, Wash. PCC management has worked out the details for leasing a site and, at press time, expected to sign the lease any day to complete the deal.

The site for the new Edmonds store is on Edmonds Way, at the intersection of 9th/100th Avenue W. It’s expected that the Edmonds PCC will attract shoppers who live in Shoreline, Edmonds, Woodway and Lynnwood. If all goes according to plan, the new Edmonds store will open in spring 2008.

It will be about the same size as PCC’s Fremont and Redmond stores and will have a classroom and outdoor seating.

Board report

There was no board meeting in August. Please look for the report on the September 25 board meeting in the November issue of the Sound Consumer.

Our next board meeting will be on Tuesday, November 27, at 5 p.m. at the co-op office. The member comment period will be at 6 p.m.

Board application deadline is November 6

There is only one month left to apply for a spot on next spring’s board ballot! The nominating committee will review applications and begin interviews in mid-November.

Alexander Rist
Board trustee Alexander Rist (left) talks with visitors at the 2007 Healthy Living Fair. Rist chairs the Member Relations Committee, which works to keep the lines of communication open between the board and members.

Board trustees serve a three-year term and receive an annual stipend. We are especially interested in PCC members who have professional experience in commercial real estate, finance, green building, human resources or information technology. Previous board experience is helpful but not required.

To learn more, call PCC Board Administrator Janice Parker at 206-547-1222, email or visit our Web site, pccnaturalmarkets.com, and click Run for the Board. The application deadline is November 6.

Upcoming Talk to the Board opportunities

  • Fall member meeting (see the Member Meetings page)
  • Saturday, November 18, 12 to 2 p.m.
    Seward Park PCC


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