What Does "Being a Member" Mean?
When we say “member,” what we really mean is that you are an actual, LEGAL OWNER of Fredericton Co-op. You are an owner because you buy SHARES in the Co-op.
Being a member means you have a say in how the Co-op runs and in its products and services.
You can have a say in many ways, including:
- 1. If you want to let us know something, you can use the suggestion boxes around the store. Anyone leaving a phone number will receive a call.
- You can speak to member service staff, or any one of our team members. They will be more than happy to help you!
- Attend the Annual General Membership Meeting held in January each year. At this meeting, each member has one vote. Regardless of whether you are a new member or have fulfilled your share capital requirement of $1,000, each and every member receives only one vote. That’s just our democratic way of doing things!
- Contact your President or any of the 12 directors, who are your voice on the Board. These volunteers work tirelessly on your behalf to make sure your Co-op continues to grow and flourish.
- Join a committee or run for a seat on the Board in order to become even more active in the governance of your Co-op.
Being a member means you know you are receiving products and services at fair prices.
Weekly price comparisons on actual members’ orders show that you save up to 10% on your grocery order in comparison to other local grocery retailers. Still more savings are realized when you make purchases in other departments.
Being a member means you care about your community.
Fredericton Co-op supports hundreds of local activities, fund raising efforts, and children’s activities and groups. It supports local businesses and local suppliers (such as our great local farmers!). In fact, Fredericton Co-op is the only locally owned full-service grocer/retailer in the city of Fredericton! And as a member, you are part of the community that we support.
This means that you can apply for our annual post-secondary scholarships and other bursaries that are only available to members!