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Greetings Daily Groceries Co-op community,


     For my first GM Update in the Staff Newsletter, I mostly just want to say thank you to everyone. I already feel so at home at Daily, and appreciate people reaching out to me, training me, teaching me, and helping me as I adjust to a new place and position. I’m so excited about the team we have here, and all the possibility there is going forward for Daily to grow, and to be a vital part of the Athens community.
     To continue the thanks—thanks to everyone who came to the Board Meeting last Tuesday. The Annual Member Meeting and Board Elections are coming up on October 18th, so this is a great time to get involved in the democratic processes of a co-op. After all the busyness in October, Human Resources and I plan on having a new Employee Survey, one where we hope to gauge not only worker satisfaction, but also have people rank the importance of certain benefits, as we attempt to develop our benefits package for employees.
     Aside from Daily operations, we are entering one of my favorite times of year: fall. (We’ll see when the temperatures actually start to drop…) As much as I love summer, I also crave the coziness of fall—the way everyone begins to slow down; the sublime changing of the leaves. It is a time of intense emotion, as all the living things around us give their last gasp before going dormant for the winter.
     At Daily, the changing of the seasons is also a great time to refresh our physical space, our outlook, and our practices. I hope to spend some one-on-one time with each of you in the coming weeks, to get your personal take on Daily, your place in it, and where you think it can go in the future. Let’s take care of ourselves, and take care of our community.

—Kara Brown
General Manager

NEW SPECIALS!


 
Owner-Member Specials and Daily Deals for Everyone will continue to be updated bi-monthly with new specials taking effect on the 1st and 16th of each month.
*NEW* Produce Specials will now be updated weekly.
Check our website or in-store signs for new specials throughout the month! Click each image to see larger files.

Run For the Board!


It's that time again: election season! This year we have 4 seats up for election. Any owner-member is eligible to run and all are encouraged! If you'd like to help shape your co-op's future and path, this is the perfect opportunity to offer your support. Below you will find a general timeline for the election process and a link to everything you need to know and the application. Applications are due by 9/10. 

If you have questions after reading the packet, respond to this email or email info@daily.coop
More information about the Annual Meeting will be included in the next newsletter!

Timeline
9/1 - Applications and Call for board applicants go out
9/10 - Deadline for applications - Board will certify ballot at board meeting on 9/11
9/18-10/18 Voting (In store and voting will be available at annual meeting)
10/18 - Annual Meeting. Results Announced
11/11 - Any newly elected members attend Board Retreat
1/1/19 - New terms for board members begin
 
Info and Application

September Board Meeting


Our next board meeting is Tuesday, September 11th at 7:00 PM
*This meeting will be held at the Collective Harvest office located at 940 W Broad St. Suite B.
 
Join us!
All Owner-Members are welcome!

Owner-Member Forum begins at ~7:15 PM - 7:30 PM.
Meeting agenda available by request.
If you'd like a copy please email board@daily.coop

All Together Now

An update on hiring and job opportunities:

Last month we welcomed a new Grocery Assistant, Theo Horne; a new Facilities Coordinator, Anna Cox (internally promoted); and a new Deli Manager, Ravi Calhoun-Fernandes (internally promoted). Be sure to give these folks a friendly hello and/or congrats on their new positions! 

However, we are still hiring! We love promoting folks internally, but it means we still have slots to fill. Current open positions include:
  • Front End Associate/Cashier
  • Bookkeeping Assistant
  • Wellness Buyer
  • Deli Staff
  • Produce Assistant
If you'd like to apply, please follow the link below for more information!
 
Job Opportunities

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Want more frequent, general updates? Check us out on Twitter! 
We have revived our account and plan to use the platform for quick updates about the store and product info. Find us @dailycoop
 

Cooperative Principle 1


Voluntary and Open Membership -
Cooperatives are voluntary organizations, open to all people able to use its services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination. 
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