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Tuesday
Jun252019

2019 PFC Board Elections

It’s Time to Vote for the Board!

One of the fundamentals of the cooperative business structure is One Member, One Vote. A minimum of 10% of the PFC’s owners must vote in order for this election to be valid. While we hope for far more than minimum participation, reaching that 10% goal is vital for the perpetuation of a strong, visionary PFC Board of Directors.

Each year, three of nine board seats go up for election. This year, there are four individuals running. You can find their statements of candidacy on the ballot at the link below. The candidates have included their email addresses in case you'd like to contact them with questions. 

To vote by paper ballot, please download and print the ballot at the link below.

Download a 2019 PFC Board Ballot

 

You may return your paper ballot to PFC anytime before the Annual Owner Meeting at 5pm on Sunday, July 14. More details about the 2019 Annual Owner Meeting available here.

Connecting Community to Uncommonly Good Food, Annual Meeting 2019 on Sunday, July 14 at 4:30pm

If you voted online using the link emailed to you, please do not vote using the paper ballot. Submitting multiple ballots invalidates your vote. Online voting must be completed by the end of the day July 13.

If you have questions about the board elections or about your ballot, please contact Board Chair Hether Frayer at hether.jf@gmail.com

Tuesday
Jun182019

On Our Calendars This Week...

 

Hello PFC Peeps!

I hope you've been catching glimpses of sun between the gray days.

There are a number of noteworthy events happening this week we'd like you to know about:

  • Juneteenth is Wednesday, June 19 - We hope you made it out to the Juneteenth Celebration at KVM last week, organized by Soul Artistry. Either way, we hope you spend some time this Wednesday talking with a young person or a friend about the importance of this day.
    Here is some text from the announcement on June 19, 1865: "The people are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property...."
    And there is so much more for each of us to do to today to eliminate the immoral and harmful fallacy of a "hierarchy of human value" (Dr. Gail Christopher).
  • Night Market at KFM is Thursday, June 20 from 5-10pm - Join our market team in welcoming in the 2019 Night Market season this Thursday. Find amazing market vendors out enjoying live music, while peddling their wares. Can Do Kitchen will be coordinating the beer and wine sales again, and I plan to be down there selling from 7:30-10. Come say hi! 
  • Summer Solstice is Friday, June 21 - The Summer Solstice is approaching! If you're planning a cookout or a hangout, come in and find some special deals on Friday!
  • PFC Deli Open on Sundays! - Back by popular demand, the PFC Deli team will have fresh hot bar, salad bar and soup options Sundays again, now 10am-3pm.


Finally, thanks to the many folks that have responded to, or mentioned last week's e-blast from the PFC Board of Directors. Our work is important and PFC is an important part of changing our area's food systems for the better. Thank you for prioritizing PFC! Next week we will launch our 2019 Board election. Stay tuned!

Yours,
Chris & the PFC Team

 

Tuesday
Jun112019

Early Summer Fun at PFC!

Hello PFC Peeps!

Thanks for making this past weekend's Owner Appreciation Days special by showing your smiling faces! We ran out of a few things due to heavier than anticipated traffic. Thank you for that! We'll continue to improve the experience every time you shop!

This coming weekend, there are several fun connecting community events that I want to make sure you're aware of: 

  • Juneteenth Celebration at Kalamazoo Valley Museum - Sat, June 15, 1-4pm -  Juneteenth is a celebration created by African-Americans to help commemorate the emancipation of slavery.  Soul Artistry LLC is hosting this free, family friendly event that will consist of vendors, performances, film viewings, activities for the entire family, intentional educational components, visual arts and lots of celebrating!
  • Native Garden Tour - Sat, June 15, 1-2pm at PFC. Come tour our native plant gardens with an expert tour guide from Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones. The gardens are really starting to get showy, so we hope you can come see what's possible with natives, and why it matters.
  • Kalamazoo Farmers Market, this Thursday 2-6pm, and Saturday, 7am-2pm, of course! See you there!

 

This Saturday is also the due date for applications from candidates for PFC Board of Directors. We need your vision and partnership! Learn more here

We are searching for the next great manager of the Kalamazoo Farmers Market and PFC special events. Is it you? If so, please check out our posting by scrolling down here. Applications are due Friday, June 21. Thank you!

Finally, SAVE THE DATE for PFC's 2019 Annual Owner Meeting and Party, Sunday, July 14, here at the store!

See your smile soon!

Chris