The Maple Street Co-op
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40th Year Celebrations
Members and friends of the Maple Street Co-op celebrated our 40th Anniversary at Sarah’s Unplugged on Saturday 29th February.
Members heard from some of the initial founders, past staff and managers.
Stories were recounted and many members were able to catch up with old friends and chat about their experiences at the Co-op.
Many were past staff, volunteers, suppliers and directors but all are supporters of the Co-op and the values and ideals that make the Co-op such a special part of the Maleny Community.
A revolving photo slide show, a short video and print outs of past newsletters and photos displayed around the venue enabled members to relive the past and reinforce the passion of the past and the ongoing need for the Maple Street Co-operative to continue to provide a healthy choice of quality, organic and local products to the community.
You can view the 40th celebration video here.
Please check out our facebook page for photos of the party!
41st Annual General Meeting
The 2020 AGM was held on October 22nd. Please see the Annual Report link below for the Directors and management reports for the year.
Directors elected at the meeting were Kamala Alister (re-elected) and four new directors Adrian Anderson, Kerry Cosgrove, Anna Morningstar and Katherine Szuminska. They join Robyn Harper, Patricia Lake and Elke Watson to form the team of eight directors for the coming year.
We welcome the new directors to the board to continue the strong governance of your Co-operative.
Special thanks go to Bev Jorgensen and Rik Ralph who have retired from the board after many years of service.
The meeting heard details about the coming shop expansion into all the building at 37 Maple Street, due to be completed before December. The updated strategic plan was also presented to members. This plan covers the next three years and is a strong foundation for the Co-op as we enter the decade leading up to our 50th year.
Your Co-op – Owned by You
When you join the Maple St Co-op, you received a share certificate. You became a part owner of this wonderful, main street icon.
A strong, creative, involved and experienced Board is vital to the future of the Co-op. We are always looking for fresh faces and ideas on the Board. We hope that our engaged members will step forward to participate.
For over four decades the Maple Street Co-op has been a leader in
co-operative, ethical business providing healthy food, locally sourced products and job opportunities to Maleny and the surrounding communities.
You can be part of this important legacy by contributing your skills, time and enthusiasm to the Board of Directors. We meet monthly and are looking for team players with skills and interest in retail, business, finance, law, healthy living and/or cooperatives
For more information on becoming a Board member, please contact the Co-op or download and review the Directors Nomination Kit.
You will need to know your member/shop tag number to be used as your username. The initial password is your surname in proper case ie Smith