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by Wesley Pittman & Barry Aleshnik
August 2015

As the old mealtime prayer goes, blessings on our food, the work of many hands. Blessings on our Co-op as well, which needs the hands, hearts, and minds of all our members. The BFC Shareholder Forum (SF) offers all members of the cooperative a chance to think about the present and the future of our enterprise, our community, our world. The primary purpose of the SF is to exercise and promote cooperative values and principles by giving shareholders a greater voice in our Co-op and to incubate constructive and creative ideas.

We meet the third Sunday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. During the last year we've considered the way we govern the Co-op; the quality of the work environment; and the ways the membership, the Board of Directors, the management, and the staff communicate. We try to understand the relationship of our store to the community it serves.
Our next goals are to discuss the board election process, affordability of food, fair trade for local farmers and producers, and how to increase the health of the Co-op.
Think of the SF as a circle of concern and engagement. Won't you join in these important conversations? Each member of the Co-op enjoys the many benefits of belonging. Each of us bears responsibility for its welfare. Let's own it together.
We look forward to using this space in Food for Thought for an ongoing conversation with BFC Shareholders to express ourselves on Co-op matters. Please let us hear from you.