The Whitewater Grocery Co. Newsletter: December 2019

Happy holiday season to you all!

We're closing out the year with 615 Owners and growing and already looking ahead to 2020 and the work that needs to be done to reach our milestones. To start our GM search, we need around 850 Owners. To reach that number, we'll need 19 new Owners/mo next year. With your continued help-- talking to friends and family about the co-op, referring new Owners, volunteering for the small and big tasks, and sharing this newsletter or social media posts often--we can do this.

Note from our Board President

First, if you missed our President, Lacey Reichwald's, note from last week on gratitude, abundance, and cooperation, check it out here!


What better gift to give than an ownership to a co-op? Gift ownerships come with one of our very own GroCo branded T-shirts.
NEW this year: whoever purchases a gift ownership will receive one of our GroCo branded wooden spoons! 

GroCo • Owner • Spotlight

"I really love the grass roots effort of building a grocery store together with my neighbors, and being able to choose what WE believe is in Whitewater's best interest." -Krista M.

This is Owner #159, Krista Mikulski, supervisor at UPS and laser engraving extraordinaire! We sat down to learn a little about her and find out her thoughts on becoming an Owner. Read more >>

Speaking of laser engraving extraordinaire, here are Krista's creations she'll have for sale at the Indoor City Market on Saturdays from 9-noon! You can purchase a cutting board, trivet, coasters, Christmas ornament, and/or keychains customized with your Owner number. Key Chain is $10, Coasters are $14, Ornament is $18, Trivet is $5, and the cutting boards vary in price. And of course, a portion of the proceeds go to the GroCo! Get your gifting on, GroCo friends!

Sauerkraut with Sam!

Our very own resident foodie and volunteer, Sam Pike, will be teaching a sauerkraut workshop at The Book Teller on Sunday, December 8th at 5:30p. Tickets are $20. You can still reserve a spot! Details here.


Holiday Parade of Lights

Don't miss us in the Holiday Parade of Lights this year! Parade starts at 6p tonight. Come cheer us on and stick around to roast some marshmallows, holiday shop, and grab goodies at The Book Teller for their Holiday Open House!

NEW Payment Plan! $10/mo for 15 mos

We're now offering a lower monthly payment to new owners! Know someone who might like this? Please share the news with them! 


Toy Drive for The Community Space Wrapping Party

Want to provide gifts this year to families? We're collecting toys, games, and books at The Book Teller through Friday, Dec. 13 for The Community Space Wrapping Party on Saturday, Dec. 14.

GroCo Cookbook Recipes

We're still collecting recipes for our 1st GroCo Owners Cookbook! Have a favorite that you'd love to see photographed and published? Share it with us! Can't wait to have these bad boys up near the registers of the co-op!


  • GROCO AD AT WW CINEMAS! Be on the lookout for our new ad on the big screen before you catch your next movie! We're excited for this opportunity to reach a wider audience. 

  • 1 TREE/OWNERSHIP! January through April next year, we plan to plant a tree for every Ownership purchased.

  • COCKTAIL PARTY! Stay tuned for details on our next GroCo Cocktail Party to celebrate the start of a new year!

Your Board meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. (for 30 minutes of socializing with Owners) with a Call to Order at 6:30 p.m. at the Whitewater Innovation Center, 1221 Innovation Drive. Board meetings are always open to Owners, and we welcome Owners to stay and get the inside scoop! *This month's meeting is Thursday, December 19th.
We are seeking volunteers for a variety of small positions/tasks. If volunteering for this endeavor interests you, contact Katy (the one holding the lemon above!), and she will work with you to pinpoint your skillset so you're working on things you love to do!

The Whitewater Grocery Co. is owned by 615 people! That means that 615 of us have committed to building a grocery store that meets the needs of our community, is a place for friends and neighbors to gather and learn, fosters sustainable practices for our planet and profit, and is welcoming to all. 

Here's to continuing to grow!

Not interested in volunteering but still want to help? Forward this newsletter to anyone who might be on the fence about becoming an Owner or who simply wants to stay informed! Newbies can sign up for the newsletter by clicking on the button below.

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