Don't Miss the Spring GMM at Springside Chestnut Hill

by 
Megan Seitz Clinton, Weavers Way Board
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It seems there might be something to that “in like lion, out like a lamb” business. We’ve managed March, though, and, hopefully, that means warmer, sunnier days ahead. Why not spend one of them with your fellow member-owners over good eats, an engaging speaker and a bit of business at the Weavers Way Spring General Membership Meeting.

We’ll convene at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s Cherokee Campus, 8000 Cherokee St., on Sunday, April 30, beginning at 4 p.m. (Enter from Cherokee Street, past the softball field and tennis courts. Parking is in the Blue Lot and we’ll be using the Special Events Entrance. View a map at www.sch.org/page/campus-map.)

This is a Zero Waste Event, so don’t forget to bring your own dishes and cutlery, or be prepared to pay $1 to rent a set from the Weavers Way Environment Committee.

Our guest speaker is Dr. Keith Brown, associate professor at St. Joseph’s University, who will focus on fair trade, including how certification is designed to provide economic, environmental and social benefits for farmers and artisans living in poverty. He will also discuss the fair trade market’s rapid growth and examine the history of fair-trade certified food and what attracts consumers to these products. Most importantly, he’ll discuss the strengths and limitations of fair trade and ultimately try to tackle the question “Is fair trade worth it?” There will be time at the conclusion of Dr. Brown’s presentation for questions. Read more about him at www.sju.edu/about-sju/faculty-staff/dr-keith-brown.

We’ll hear updates from Board President Chris Hill and General Manager Jon Roesser, with time allocated for discussion and member questions. This will also be members’ final opportunity to cast ballots for four new Weavers Way Board directors. Voting ends at 5 p.m.

Stick around afterward for cake, conversation and the results of our 2017 Board Elections. We hope to see you there!