928 News – Winter Issue
December 2018 • January–February 2019
Just one of the perks of membership at Hampden Park Co-op is receiving the biggish-sized newsletter from our small store right in your mailbox! Here is what's going on in this winter issue:
• Recap of the 2018 Annual Meeting – Board Director Ablavi Handziak summarizes our keystone event. Evening highlights included: election of new board members Amanda Peterson and Collin Russell, and reelection of Rachel Fang; presentation by GM Chuck Parsons on his ambitious plans for 2019; and guest-speaker Councilmember Mitra Jalali Nelson who gave a lively overview of city topics and her goals. In addition to the newsletter recap, read about the event in the minutes.
• Plus pictures from the Annual Meeting, photographed by Linda Andersen.
• Happy Holidays – Chuck Parsons is grateful for 2018, optimistic about 2019, and has warm wishes for everyone this winter season.
• January is National Soup Month – who knew? It's as if the month were made for our co-op, plus you could win free soup!
• Our Building as Art – Susan E. Warner created our wondrous exterior-tile compositions. Take a tour of more of her art in the area including the MN State Fairgrounds, east Como neighborhood, and Rondo Community Library. Read about Susan at her website.
• Creatives in the Hood – Mindy Keskinen & Julie Ann James introduce you to the Creative Enterprise Zone, and profile seven of our creative neighbors: Bang Brewing, Clothier Design Source, Deneen Pottery, Forecast Public Art, Midwest Floating Island, Mizna, and NewStudio Architecture. More about CEZ at their website.
• January Roundup is for our neighbor on the Green Line that helps build houses & hope: TC Habitat for Humanity.
• February Roundup is for our neighbor who aids immigrants on their path to achieve full membership in American life: International Institute of MN.
• A Walk Through Time With Hampden Park Co-op – Naomi Jackson takes us on an interior tour of our old building. It's a cabinet of curiosities, especially the basement which is "a warren worthy of a haunted house." She also introduces you to our upstairs tenants: luthier Scott Jensen, artist Eric Evenson, and Twin Cities Aikido. View photos of places you might never get to see.
• Kim likes Andes Gifts alpaca wear. (Note: our early cold has caused inventory to really sell – good news for the fair-trade knitters. Unfortunately, they are a hemisphere away so we cannot merely order more. Rest assured there will be new items next winter.)
• Eli Murdock's favorite morning jolt is Equal Exchange Coffee.
• Violet Rolfzens is nostalgic about childhood with GT's Kombucha.
• John Hughes takes Whole Grain Milling Tortilla Chips down the street to Barely Brothers Records.
• And last, but not least, member-owner discount coupons for the quarter – another perk of joining our co-op!
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Posted by Christine DeMars • December 2018