NEWSFLASH----- Shareholders AGM on Sept 20th in the Old School Hall at 7pm.
Forms are in the shop if you wish to become a voting shareholder - no other commitments!
BACK TO WORK!
This month many of us will be back into work, pre-school, school or club routines and we hope that you will find time to visit our shop to see the new products we have on offer. For example, in addition to groceries we stock a wide range of stationery including colouring pens, marker pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, reams of A4 paper, envelopes, tissue paper, bottle bags, gift bags and so much more! We also have a suggestion book, so if you feel there is something we should stock, please write it in this book. Your suggestions and feedback are important to our buying group who review themand, if feasible, source and stock the requested items, hopefully making your shopping experience more fulfilling!
The buying group meet on a regularly and on one of the hottest evenings in early July, with the shop doors and windows wide open to try and keep us cool, we had the task of selecting our Christmas 2016 stock! Choosing the best quality mince pies and Christmas card scenes is never easy but felt positively surreal while trying to stay cool and focused on the task at hand.
This years grant applications were reviewed by our Finance and Building sub-committee and recommendations approved by the full ACSA committee in July. The main criteria for grants has always been to benefit local “not for profit” organisations in our community and we are delighted to be able to give this years allocation to the following organisations :-
Old School Hall - £3,500 towards the upgrading of toilet facilities
Almondsbury Village Events - £500 funding for future events
Almondsbury YKnot International Scout Group - £500 camping /sleeping equipment
This shows how much continuing to use your community shop can help other local worthwhile organisations and sustain them for the benefit of others in our area, young or old!
An important date for our shareholders' diaries - this year's AGM will be held on 30th September 2016 at 7.30pm in the Old School Hall. This is an important evening for all shareholders to hear a synopsis of the past year's activities, to review our full accounts and to elect members of the Management Committee. Should you wish to be nominated for the committee, nomination forms are available at the shop and must be completed and returned by the 23rd September at the latest. To conclude proceedings our Chairman holds a lively question and answer session and summarises key issues facing the shop. Proceedings should conclude by 9.30pm.
If you are not yet a shareholder, now is the time to become one for life! Application forms, available from the shop, should be completed and returned with a once off £2 fee. Please note that you do not have to volunteer in the shop to become a shareholder. This is our community and your help shaping how we progress and flourish is crucial for the present and future success of our shop. We look forward to welcoming you at the AGM.
Debbie Millard – Associate Committee Member
Photos of our 6th Birthday Party by Louis Harvey.