Last quarter (October-December 2007) 2,906 reusable bags were used by Tidal Creek shoppers. At five cents per bag a total donation of $145.30 was collected. On behalf of Tidal Creek owners and customers we will donate $71.60 to the Food Bank (Central & Eastern NC) and $73.70 to the Karen Beasley Turtle Rescue & Rehab Center located on Topsail Island.
Nominate Local Non-Profits
We want your input! Would you like to recommend a few local non-profits to be the recipient of the Button Up! Program? We are interested in supporting organization that are working toward increasing the health of the community and/or the environment.
Priority is given to neighborhood organizations focusing on food and nutrition issues, community building, sustainability, environmental preservation, or cooperative values.
No Patronage Refunds for the 2006-2007 Fiscal Year
Becoming an owner of a co-op is different from joining a discount club, neighborhood association or other group. Becoming an owner of a co-op means accepting the rights and responsibilities of a business owner. One of the many benefits of co-op ownership is the eligibility to receive a patronage refund at the end of each fiscal year.
Following completion of each year’s financial statements, the Board of Directors reviews Tidal Creek’s financial situation, its future goals and corresponding financial needs to determine the refund percentage to return to owners. For fiscal year 06-07 the Board of Directors was unable to declare a patronage refund. However, throughout the year our owners did take advantage of our owner-only discounts, yielding a savings of $15,342.
We are optimistic about our future. We thank you for your continued support. Be assured that when the opportunity presents itself that we will issue dividends and refunds.
The subscription price for Black River Organic Farm CSA was misprinted. The 2008 season is $260 with a discount of $20 if paid by February 15th!