Summer is flying by and we have been spending our time out-and-about in the community. Two weeks ago our volunteers braved the windy weather at the Mutt Wash downtown and just last weekend we were number 39 in the Hudson Booster Days Parade. We had a great time and we received many inquiries from parade goers about becoming a member, as well as interest in how close we are to securing a location. We love the questions and the community interest!
When asked these questions (especially the one about securing a location) the answer is never as cut-and-dried as one might like. This number really depends on the level of continued community interest - from both an ownership and financial perspective. As you know, we just finished a successful Facebook campaign and we are gearing up for something even bigger in the fall. We are also avidly seeking speaking engagements and any other opportunities that may be out there for us to get in front of a group and discuss bringing a grocery Co-op to Hudson. Over the course of the next six months, if we are able to continue (and exceed) the momentum that the Spring to 500 campaign brought, we are confident that we can get close to 700 owners by year-end which will move us closer to securing a location.
In order to continue this conversation and ensure that we are doing our part, we strongly encourage all owners to attend a Board meeting. Meeting dates and locations will be posted on Facebook, as well as on our website. Owners who attend a meeting will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in meaningful discussion surrounding many aspects of planning for the Co-op. The next meeting will be on July 11th at 6:30 PM. We will be meeting at 701 2nd Street and we hope to see you there! Thank you again for your continued support!
HGC Board President