Oryana MARCH/APRIL 2012 : Page 1

Oryana Food Cooperative, Inc. 260 East Tenth Street Traverse City, MI 49686 Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID Permit 97 what’s inside Natural Food News Come To The Oryana General Membership Meeting I t’s that time of year again! Please join us on Thursday, April 19, 5:30 p.m. at Gilbert Lodge on Twin Lakes, for our annual General Membership Meeting and enjoy a wonderful dinner catered by our own Lake St. Kitchen staff. The General Membership Meeting is a chance for members to gather in a cooperative spirit, break bread together, vote for new board members, and relax while listening to live music by Joe Wilson. Also on the agenda will be the annual “State of the Co-op” address that Steve Nance, our general manager, will present. Last but not least, we will announce the winner of our Community Grant Program for 2012. We received over two dozen applications from local nonprofit organizations and one lucky organization will receive a check from us at the meeting. Are you interested in serving on the board of directors? There is still time to run for the Oryana board! We need the Oryana website at www.oryana.coop and in the store. Please submit a brief bio to board member Rebecca Teahen. You can email your bio to rebeccateahen@ gmail.com You can vote for board candidates via You must be a current member and have signed up or renewed at least 30 days prior to the General Membership Meeting in order to vote. The Last day to sign up or renew is March 19. involvement of committed Co-op members to provide the best vision we can. Join the innovative and creative forces that help guide Oryana toward meeting our ends. There are five open positions on the Board. Candidate nominations are posted in this newsletter; they are also posted on the absentee ballot at the store beginning March 19 or you can vote at the meeting. Come for the fun, the music, to commune with fellow Oryana members, to see who wins the grant, and, of course, for the great food, on Thursday, April 19, and celebrate all it means to be a member at Oryana. 2 -From the GM 3 -From the Board President 4 -Why I Love My Co-op 5 -Skinny on Coconut Oil 6 -Our Local Vendors 6 -Honey From China 7 -From The Cellar March/April 2012 • 231.947.0191 • oryana.coop • 260 East Tenth St., Traverse City, MI GMM Info Date: Thursday, April 19 Time: dinner at 5:30 Meeting starts at 7:00 Location: Gilbert Lodge at Twin Lakes Park 6800 N. Long Lake Rd. 4 1/2 Miles west of T.C. Map: See page 12 For more info: 947-0191 Bring the Kids! 8 -Cleansing Foods 9 -Co-op Kids Page 10, 11, 12 -Community Grant 12, 13, 14, 15 -Oryana Board of Directors’ Election/Candidates 16 -What’s New in Grocery 16 -Breakfast at Oryana

Come To The Oryana General Membership Meeting

It’s that time of year again! Please join us on Thursday, April 19, 5:30 p.m. at Gilbert Lodge on Twin Lakes, for our annual General Membership Meeting and enjoy a wonderful dinner catered by our own Lake St. Kitchen staff.

The General Membership Meeting is a chance for members to gather in a cooperative spirit, break bread together, vote for new board members, and relax while listening to live music by Joe Wilson. Also on the agenda will be the annual “State of the Coop” address that Steve Nance, our general manager, will present.

Last but not least, we will announce the winner of our Community Grant Program for 2012. We received over two dozen applications from local nonprofit organizations and one lucky organization will receive a check from us at the meeting.

Are you interested in serving on the board of directors? There is still time to run for the Oryana board! We need the involvement of committed Co-op members to provide the best vision we can. Join the innovative and creative forces that help guide Oryana toward meeting our ends.

There are five open positions on the Board. Candidate nominations are posted in this newsletter; they are also posted on the Oryana website at www.oryana.coop and in the store. Please submit a brief bio to board member Rebecca Teahen. You can email your bio to rebeccateahen@ gmail.com

You can vote for board candidates via absentee ballot at the store beginning March 19 or you can vote at the meeting.

Come for the fun, the music, to commune with fellow Oryana members, to see who wins the grant, and, of course, for the great food, on Thursday, April 19, and celebrate all it means to be a member at Oryana.

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