Each year we hold an Annual Meeting and Owner Picnic. This is our chance to catch up over a delightful picnic and most importantly update you on the recent year’s events and financials.
This year, we are changing things up a bit. The Annual Meeting and Owner Picnic will be more family friendly than ever before. We have a new menu designed to appeal to busy little (and big!) hands so you and your kiddos have time to enjoy one of our many family friendly activities.
With all the new changes, we developed this step by step guide to attending the event.
6 Things to Know Before You Go
1. Friendly Food
Enjoy light picnic fare in a beautiful setting, Lithia Park. The tapas style meal will have you satiated and give you the freedom to mingle with other Co-op owners, play games, and/or explore the park. On the menu we have: fruit salad, cheese, crackers, hummus, salami, corn chips, artichoke spinach dip, black olives, lemonade, and fruit popsicles. Food service starts at 11am and closes at 12pm sharp. *If you have dietary restrictions, please bring your own picnic.*
2. Bring Your Own
At the Co-op, sustainability is a key pillar of our day to day business operations and this event is no exception. As we strive for a zero waste event, please remember to bring your own durable plates, eating utensils, cups and reusable napkins.
3. Get Your Game On
Is your bean bag toss game top notch? Do you have mad hula hoop skills? If so, you are in luck. This year, we planned a variety of activities and games that are fun for the whole family. On the game agenda we have face painting, an egg race, hula hooping, a bean bag toss, 3-legged race, bubbles and more.
4. Play and Win
Participate in activities and games and earn tickets for the raffle. We have prizes for adults and kids, including a Magic Bullet, $100 Co-op gift card, s’mores essentials package, and much more. Rumor has it that talking to people wearing purple feather boas will also earn you raffle tickets. So many ways to win big!
5. Lunch and Learn
After food service ends, stay for the Annual Meeting portion of the picnic. Meet newly elected Board Members, hear an update on the Strategic Planning initiatives, learn about the financial health of the Co-op, and hear the key findings from our recent Owner Forums.
6. Stay and Explore
Lithia Park is probably the most beautiful place in the world for a picnic, at least we think so. We’ll picnic under towering trees and listen to the sounds of Ashland Creek flowing by. Stroll around the park’s lovely trails or enjoy the awesome playground area before or after the event.
Reserve your meal tickets ($5 Adults, $1 Children 10 and under) at the Info Desk today. We hope you can join us for this family friendly party on June 25th, 11am to 1pm, at Cotton Memorial Picnic Area in Lithia Park. See you there!