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One Straw takes a break to regroup

One Straw takes a break to regroup

After two decades of activity, One Straw is regrouping.

To our valued members, partners, volunteers and friends: Thank you so much for your involvement and interest with One Straw Society. It is only with members, partners, volunteers, food producers and those interested in creating a more food secure Coast that we can
exist.

It is important to us to keep you in the loop of our activity in the community and behind the scenes so want you to know that change is afoot for One Straw. We are taking the next six months off from our regular programming to create a sustainable strategic plan that will include coalescing the visioning, planning, and feedback we have been gathering through board retreats and community events over the last several years.

Throughout our break, we will be making efforts to engage with our partners, members, local farmers, producers, like minded organizations and the general public to assess needs and goals that will support us in creating the pathway to a strong future as an organization serving the lower Sunshine Coast.

We will be working with professionals who are well versed in working with non-profits to guide us in this process and are excited to see how a solid structure and action plan will support One Straw’s capacity to work with the community and grow into a self-sustaining, thriving organization.

During the strategic planning process, board development will also take place and we will be actively looking for new board members to fulfill certain roles. An AGM will be held sometime in the late winter.  Board recruitment information and a date will be announced with plenty of notice, so please stay tuned.

It is also helpful to know that even though we will be taking a pause, the community is stepping forward to make sure that things will still happen.  The Roberts Creek Farm Gate Market has announced that they will run the Fall Faire this year on Saturday October 14, 11am-4pm at the Roberts Creek Masonic Lodge.

We are deeply grateful for all the time, energy and support that our members, volunteers and community have put into making One Straw what it has been for the last 21 years.  As we move into the fall and winter, it is now time to reflect and step into the dream of what we are creating, so we can sow the best seeds together in the spring.

If you have any questions, please contact info@onestraw.ca

Submitted by One Straw 

Board of Directors

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