A Word from the Board: Annual Meeting Wrap Up

A Word from the Board: Annual Meeting Wrap Up

By Debbie Peterson, Board Member, Co-op Owner

I want to go where everybody knows my name – well, that place is GreenTree Co-op my friends! I am Debbie Peterson. I am an Owner of 20 years and a member of the Board of Directors. GreenTree, aka “The Co-op” offers so very many products that are healthy for our community, which is something to be grateful for. However, there are many other reasons to shop at the Co-op. Most notably the amazing staff. Shopping at GreenTree is very enjoyable on its own merit, however the GreenTree staff goes above and beyond to promote and create a friendly community environment for all Owners and shoppers.

When GreenTree was at the old location on Franklin street, staff was also kind, helpful and super knowledgeable, which carried over to the new location. Creating a sense of community is not an
easy task. It takes talent, dedication and kindness as well as love for the work you do. GreenTree excels at this because staff from the top down understand and live the mission and goals, but most importantly, it is evident that GreenTree staff loves what they do and where they work.

If you were able to attend the Annual Owner Meeting in May you had the opportunity be a part of the GreenTree community. The meeting highlighted the 2023 year end report, Board of Directors election results, beans for bags recipients, live music, and a potluck. Here are the results:

Number of attendees: 68
Households: 45
Owner Households: 43

Board seat winners: Barb Griggs, Merrilyn Yeboah, Joseph Fisher II

Previous Beans for Bags funds raised:
Art Reach of Mid-Michigan: $275.65
Maslow’s Tiny Homes: $368.45
GreenTree Co-op Market: $434.30

New Beans for Bags recipient votes:
National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition: 28
Mt. Pleasant Pride Center: 21
One Tree Planted: 13

The gathering was relaxing and informative and the food was delicious. GreenTree has an Owner meeting yearly in in the spring, so if you missed it this year you can look forward to attending next year’s meeting.

If you are looking for a place where everybody knows your name, Greentree Co-op is the place to be.

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