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 what products and services it has.
- You can have a say 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.
- 2. You can speak to member service staff (the service desk attendants, the member relations officer or your communications/marketing manager. Any of these persons would be more than happy to help you!
- 3. 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 part of our democratic way of doing things!
- 4. Contact your President or any of the 12 directors who are your voice. These volunteers work tirelessly on your behalf to make sure your co-op continues to grow and flourish.
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…and of course more savings are recognized 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, children’s activities and groups, supports local businesses and local supplies (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! By being a member, you can apply for our annual post secondary scholarship awards and many other bursaries, etc that are only available to members!