Weavers Way provides many ways for members to have an impact on how their co-op is run. Interactions with staff people, writing in the suggestion book, and voting at membership meetings are all great ways to have a say in what’s happening at Weavers Way. But members who really want to get involved in the decision-making process should consider running for the Board of Directors or sitting on one of the Co-op’s committees. Here is a list of Weavers Way’s committees and a brief description of each.

Chicken Committee (Philadelphia Backyard Chickens)
Devoted to the education of members and the community who are interested in raising chickens. Researching the laws and ordinances of Philadelphia pertaining to urban chicken rearing. Committee Chair: Anton Goldschneider (

Education Committee
Develops a continuing education program related to the Co-op’s purpose and operations. Sets up the workshops offered by Co-op members. Committee Chair: Larry Schofer (

Environment Committee
Researches environmental concerns and informs the Co-op and its members about current issues, manages monthly recycling program, monitors store related environmental concerns and makes recommendations. Committee Chair: Sandy Folzer (

Finance Committee
Advises the board and staff about budgetary issues, works with the board and staff to create yearly Co-op budget. Committee Chair: Chris Hill (

Leadership Committee
Pursues and encourages members to serve on the Committees and Board of Directors, manages all aspects of the election, develops leadership training program. Committee Chair: Michele Lempa (

Membership Committee
Instructs new members as to the philosophy and procedures of the Co-op at the Orientation meetings, tracks membership trends, advises Board on membership issues, works with the Membership Coordinator. Committee Chair: Gwen Bailey (

Wellness Committee
Devoted to creating an environment that fosters the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of Weavers Way members and employees and the Northwest Philadelphia community. 

Board members and committee chairs have mailboxes on the second floor of 559 Carpenter Lane.

Board: 1st Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.
Environment: 1st Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Finance: 3rd Thursday, 7:30 p.m

For other committees, contact the committee chair. Meetings are held at 555 Carpenter Lane unless otherwise specified, and all meetings are subject to change. For more information, e-mail or the committee chair.