At this time of year, though many of us are busier than ever, we try to take some time out to give thanks for our blessings. All of your board of directors want to let you know how much we appreciate you. Starting with the employees of the Bloomingfoods grocery stores, we wish to compliment you all on your dedication to making everything work. Your services for all of the special events you cater for us as well as your usual daily jobs are so very important. We receive many compliments on the foods you prepare and the friendly manner with which you serve our customers.
Next, the administration staff does an excellent job of making sure all of the office work gets done in such a smooth and timely fashion that we never hear a complaint. Personally, I have only heard what a great organization BCS is to work for. Thanks for doing everything from bookkeeping and taxes to community relationship building and supporting the arts.
We especially want to thank Darcy Harvey at this time for her impeccable work helping the board fulfill its functions. Darcy is leaving us in December for a stint of world travel. We wish her all the exciting adventures she desires and hope she will return with great stories to tell.
Finally, we wish to thank all of our loyal customers and member-owners. You are growing our co-operative business which supports local and organic growers and provides healthy food for our community. We only have to recall some of the recent weather disasters to know how important it is to have a vital local food system as well as a strong sense of neighborly helpfulness. Thank you all for making it work.
Carol Bridges, Secretary
BCS Board of Directors