|Kenna Eaton has worked with
food co-ops for over 30 years!
Panelists include Yourish; Kenna Eaton, General Manager of the Food Coop; Heather Dudley Nollette, co-founder of the CoLab, a “co-working” space; Steve Moore, board member of community-owned Quimper Mercantile; Jacob Talamante, founder and Executive Director of a youth-mentoring project, Labor Leaders; and Jim Lyons, co-founder and worker-owner since 1981 at the Port Townsend Shipwrights’ Cooperative.
According to Worldwatch Institute, as of 2012, the number of memberships in cooperatives reached one billion globally. What are the advantages of organizing a business as a cooperative? What alternative business models are included in the “cooperative economy”? How might a more cooperative economy benefit citizens of Jefferson County?
|Robert Yourish of
Panelists will address these and other questions as they explore how a new generation of cooperatives and related businesses might flourish locally. The program is set for Monday, October 20, 7-8:30PM at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona Street, PT. The suggested donation for this Grange-sponsored event is $5-10. For more information, call Deb Wiese, 360-385-1928.
on left with Labor
Gabe Strand will be calling squares and related sets on October 11 at the Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social. Skookumband includes Joanne Pontrello (fiddle) and Charles Espey (banjo).
Gabe Strand, from Seattle, calls dances up and down the west coast, from Arcata, CA to Bellingham, WA. This is his 3rd visit to Quimper Grange. Charles Espey and Joanne Pontrello, from Port Townsend, will be playing hardcore old time dance tunes.
|Caller Joanne Pontrello
Should be rocking good dance. Dancing starts at 7:30 and goes till 11:00. All ages and experience levels are welcome; all dances are taught. Neither partners nor fancy duds are necessary. Come alone, as a couple, or as a tribe. $5.00 for adults. 16 and under are free. Dancers are encouraged to bring snacks to share with other dances, and a personal water bottle. Hope to see you there.