Thursday, April 26, 2007

Another Successful Shopping Round for the WMC!

The April shopping round of the West Michigan Co-op has come and gone and it was a big success, thanks to the help of many volunteers and the support of about 70 West Michigan residents who shopped to the tune of $3,300.

We've invited an additional 50 members to join for our May cycle, so our numbers will no doubt go up next month! It looks like shopping will take place roughly between May 11 and 17 with the pickup day being May 24. Note: For farmers market season, which monopolizes farmers' time on Saturdays during the growing season, we've switched from a Saturday pickup to a Thursday evening pickup.

This is fun!

Each month it's like Christmas morning -- you forget what you ordered and then on pick-up day it's like opening a present will all these cool, local gifts inside.

On the horizon: We're assembling a board and coming up with by-laws and soon will be figuring out our membership fee structure and surcharges to help us cover expenses like the freelance accountant we hired to handle our money each month. Thanks for your patience as we build this thing!