From the GM—September 2018

Dear Karma Members,

It’s September! Another summer has flown by. I was rather shocked and not quite ready to see the pumpkins that Tony Neale delivered two weeks ago. “These can’t be real pumpkins… It’s too early,” I thought. But no, the pumpkins are very real and, presumably, delicious. I say presumably because, despite being very fond of pumpkin, I haven’t yet purchased one. Doing so would only actualize the end of summer for me, and I’m just not ready. I’m just not. I don’t often feel that way about the changing of the seasons, and perhaps it’s because so many exciting things that I am proud of happened over the summer months that I’m feeling reluctant to let go.

This summer my long-time dream of new bulk bins was realized; we worked and continue to work hard at increasing Karma’s package free and zero-waste product offerings; we got some great press; I also celebrated my son’s 4th birthday ????. My biggest sense of accomplishment though has come from the membership. Hearing all of your kind words of support and love for the changes have been so meaningful to me. I know I am doing my job and have made the right choices when I hear how happy you all are with what is happening around our store. Nothing makes me happier. Thank you everyone for your support in making these changes a reality. They wouldn’t have been possible without all of you!

I hope you have all had a chance to see the brand new beautiful sign that was mounted at the Follis entrance of Karma Lane. The sign was made possible thanks to two dedicated members who generously donated money for the cause and to a member who kindly gave us permission to mount the sign to their fence. Thank you! I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out and hope this will bring more walk-by traffic and awareness to our store.

On another note, it has come to my attention that some members thought Karma no longer stocked toilet paper. Rest assured, we do! We have simply moved the product to a nearby shelf to make room for… you guessed it… MORE BULK! ????

Yours co-operatively,

Talia McGuire
General Manager
Karma Co-op