Monday, March 18, 2013
Fun dancing at Bellingham Food Coop party. More fun than a corporation
They rent the majestic Bellingham Cruise Terminal (where Alaska Ferry berths) for their annual meeting, banquit and dancing. I missed most of the meeting and banquit, but got there in time for the dancing. Music from a live band named Pole Cat. Party was a gift to the community. Co-op members, but also free to the public.
Cruise terminal is quite a dramatic structure for Bellingham. Co-op dressed it up with banners for salmon safe, urban farming and other healthy concepts.
I got there in time for the last of the meeting. Financial reports and so forth. Like a corporation's annual report, but more fun than a corporation. Also, the share holders are the members with strong representation from the public. Community based.
Through the porthole like structure of the terminal building, watching as Coop Board member candidates gave presentations.
Fun dancing to the music of Polecat.
Across the atrium from the dancers.
Cruise Terminal clock.