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The Co-op is open each Thursday, as usual, from 10 am until 7 pm and now, thanks to our new best friend Laure-Elise, we will be open on Tuesdays as well, from 10 am until 5 pm.
Speaking of Tuesdays…
… don’t forget to order your organic sourdough bread by 4:30 pm on Tuesdays for delivery on Thursday of that week. We buy a couple extra but if there is a particular flavour you have a hankering for get your order in as soon as. You can find the different types as well as the prices on our website or on posters in the shop. If you can’t make it into the store to order just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:30 pm and we will add it to the shopping list.
Stocks of chocolate covered almonds and snack mix as well as many other goodies have been replenished. Now is the time to come and get it before they run out again 🙂
Thank you to all of the members who attended our very convivial annual meeting 🙂
We will upload the minutes very soon but the long and short of the future is:
We have 5 directors- 1 old and 4 new.
We are going to install a Paypal card reader and absorb the admin costs ourselves.
The new fridge is attracting attention and looks to be a good decision so far.
The new location in UTS Building 5C is going better than expected with many students and staff from Law and Business Faculties popping in to find out who/what we are and why didn’t they know about us before *sigh*
We are still hosting the local Hub of Harvest Hub and they promote us in their forums in return.
We are introducing new products now and again but, as usual, our biggest ‘seller’ is the information we provide on organics and sustainability.
In closing we look forward to seeing all of our friends soon- either virtually or here in our new shop (where sunlight abounds!). Either way be healthy, be happy, and be safe.
It’s that time of year again folks- brace yourselves for the
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING!
1. Welcome and introductions;
2. General Report. What have we been doing for the past year?;
3. Financial Report;
4. Nominations and acceptance of Directorial Positions;
5. General Business-
· PayPal. What has to happen for this to work;
· Promoting the Co-op;
· Attracting Volunteers;
6. Meeting close.
If there is any item you wish to add please feel free to contact us and we will include it in the evening’s proceedings.
As a Co-op member I strongly urge you to attend this meeting.
This Thursday, June 16, will be our last at Building 2, Level 3, Room 25.
Beginning Thursday, June 23, you will find us at our brand new location- Building 5C, Level 2, Room 58.
The link below will take you to a video of how to get to the new space from our old one.
Please come and see us soon 🙂
Thank you to all of the hard-working, enthusiastic team at UTS for yesterday’s first Green Week event.
The Co-op were hard at work (insert smiley face here) showing students and staff how to make their own energy balls. We also supplied pots of organic herbal tea to add calmness and balance- a definite necessity after sampling our delicious workshop results.
Big hugs go to Seb Crawford and the UTS:GREEN network and Laura Earl and her team at ActivateUTS for organising the event and for inviting us to be a part of it. Thank you one and all.
Our lovely customers will be delighted to learn that the honey has finally arrived.
Sweet, golden, raw deliciousness can be yours for the ridiculous price of…
…wait for it…
…$2.09 for 100g!!!!!
Did I just hear you gasp “OMG”?
That’s right- $2.09 for 100 grams of pure gold.
And you don’t have to hurt yourselves getting here because we bought 25kg 🙂
See you soon,
The Co-op crew
Welcome to the new year. We have had our opening week, found some bugs in the system (digital bugs, not ‘real’ ones), muddled through and we are ready for the second week of operations. 🙂 fingers firmly crossed.
As you know we are no longer doing fruit and veggie boxes ourselves. We have partnered with Harvest Hub who can provide the variety that was lacking in our deliveries last semester. Use this address https://harvesthub.com.au/index to find out more. We need 7 people to join up in order for the UTS hub to become active and we currently have 6 – so 1 more and we are on our way!
Meanwhile back in the shop – we have been sorting through the dry goods etc. to determine what sells and what doesn’t. We will be trying to provide the widest range without having 5kg of something we have to dump at the end of the year because no-one really wanted it. If you have thoughts on this please let our shop staff know.
We are also trying out some new snack items – we have gems (they’re like smarties), cookies, chewing gum and new flavours in our potato/tortilla chip section. All of these (except the potato chips) are organic – YES REALLY – and we expect them to walk off the shelves. So get in quick!
Today Jessie and Ann-Marie, ever the enthusiastic members, participated in a volunteer speed dating activity run by Claire Pettigrew from Shopfront.
They reported that they were surrounded by positive energy and had a great time meeting so many wonderful people who wanted to contribute to building community spirit.
Big thanks to our intrepid ‘daters’ and to the lovely volunteers who have already visited us here at the shop. We hope to see more of you soon.
This week is the last week of box and bread orders for the semester: the co-op closes down for a few weeks mid year and will re-open in the last week of July.
There’s a lot of activities planned for the mid-year break (including a volunteer training day and participation in a NSW Food Co-ops conference, so keep an eye out). Now’s a great time to get involved with the co-op – you’ll have a chance to learn the ropes and have a say in the co-op’s directions. Our next meeting is this Thursday 12th June at 5.30pm at the Co-op – all members/potential members welcome.