January 17, 2019
Well, the meet-up I mentioned below happened last night – we indeed put out the word via the Pickles Press newsletter, but failed to update this blog! Alas!
No worries if you missed it — the OLC is planning more meet-ups in months to come. We’ll be hanging out on the third Thursdays of February (2/20) and March (3/19) at the Bye and Bye. It’s a great neighborhood bar just five blocks from our store, at 1011 NE Alberta. We’ll be there for 5-7 happy hour, and would love to meet you!
There’s also another collaboration coming up with Conscious Comedy, to raise money for our non-profit neighbors at the Community Cycling Center. Stay tuned to this and other ACG outlets for those details.
In other news, recent board meetings have included several ongoing conversations that you may be interested in. Our Working Owner program has been at a bit of a stand-still in recent years, as we weigh certain legal factors and other coops’ experiences against our own. We’re looking to develop new opportunities for participation, and are eager to hear from owners with strong feelings about the program. We’ve also been discussing the Board’s role in strategic planning.
As always, our monthly meetings are open to the public and there is always space in the agenda for owner comment. We serve to represent you, but you are entitled to speak up! Board meetings are held from 6-9 on the first Tuesday of each month at the Church of Salt and Light on 20th & Killingsworth.
December 19, 2019
The Conscious Comedy event was a lot of fun, and we look forward to doing more! Stay tuned for the next one, probably happening in March.
In the meantime, the Owner Linkage Committee (OLC) is planning a casual meet-up at a neighborhood bar in January. The details aren’t settled just yet, but again – stay tuned! We’ll send out word in the store’s weekly e-news (Pickles Press) as well as posting here on the Board’s page.
November 27, 2019
The ACG Board of Directors has several committees responsible for the different kinds of work that we do. One of those, the Community Engagement Committee (or CEC), works with other organizations in our community to meet shared goals. This month, in cooperation with the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods and Conscious Comedy, we’re putting together an event to raise money and awareness for Right 2 Dream Too, a volunteer-run shelter in North Portland that’s been offering houseless folks a safe place to sleep since 2011. There will be by-donation bites courtesy of Snackrilege, Gem gluten-free bakery, and Reverend Nat’s.