PCC Sound Consumer | Your co-op, November 2009

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Sound Consumer | November 2009

Board report

The board and senior managers met at an annual retreat on October 17 and 18 for wide-ranging discussions that touched on each aspect of PCC’s triple bottom line. In addition to expert guest speakers on re-regionalizing the food system and retail industry trends, the board also benefitted from presentations by key members of PCC’s senior management team on our co-op’s public policy efforts, and by members of our board who led a session on finance as part of the board’s ongoing education efforts.

Fall member meeting

Former PCC Nutrition educator Leika Suzumura
Leika encourages the use of seldom used but highly nutritious grains such as farro, as well as milk substitutes and unrefined sweeteners.

At press time, all board members planned to attend the October 27 member meeting. We’ll report on that meeting in the December Sound Consumer and on our Web site by November 12. The reports will include photos.

After each of our member meeting dinners, we have many requests for the recipes used in our meal. You can find the recipes from the meeting on our Web site.

[Former] PCC Nutrition Educator, Leika Suzumura, was part of the planning team for the fall member meeting menu. Look for her report on the fall meeting page on our Web site by November 12.

PCC Farmland Trust solicitation

This month, active PCC members will receive an appeal in the mail from the PCC Farmland Trust as it begins its annual fundraising drive. The trust has made appeals to our membership in each of the past several years.

“Our members have told us repeatedly that PCC’s ongoing support of the trust’s work is very important to them,” says board administrator Janice Parker Theiss. “This weighed heavily in the PCC board’s decision to approve this limited use of our mailing list.” The fundraising letter will include an update on the trust’s latest activities.

Next board meeting

The next board meeting will be Tuesday, November 24 at 5 p.m. at the co-op office. Member comment period is at 7 p.m.

Public education

Here’s a brief update on PCC activities to help create a sustainable food environment:

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