I was presented with an an Honor Coin as part of being selected as The 2014 Community Food Co-op Cooperator award recipient. It was an honor to be recognized by my coworkers and my fellow Member Affairs Committee members.
From the article that appeared in the newsletter:
His strong belief in the Co-op’s mission and values supports his eagerness to help out. This is evident in his willingness to pitch in with whatever events or volunteer opportunities arise. Seth recently said he is motivated to volunteer because the Co-op is a perfect venue, offering many opportunities to get involved. It’s no surprise he was nominated for this award, and I’m happy to see him recognized. Besides being a wonderful cashier and a reliable store supervisor, Seth helps out the Co-op and community in many different ways. He represents staff internally on both the Safety committee and the Staff Council, where his contributions are much appreciated. Seth has been on the Member Affairs Committee since 2012, and he really enjoys being able to give back so much through the grants the committee appropriates. As he said, “On my own I would never be able to do that, but the NCGA’s (National Cooperative Grocer Association) motto holds true in that we are ‘Stronger Together.’” The outreach team knows they can count on Seth to help with just about every event they host. He is happy doing informational tabling, spreading
information about Co-op membership, or pitching in with the grunt work of setting up and breaking down events.
In the community, Seth takes advantage of the volunteer projects the Co-op partners in, most recently with the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association to help restore a section of Padden Creek by tackling blackberries,
planting, and mulching. Not an easy project on a cold rainy day.
Thanks for all you do Seth. I feel fortunate to be able to work with you and benefit from your enthusiasm for
the Co-op and our community. Be sure to congratulate Seth when you see him, either at the Cordata store or at the next Co-op event. Look for the guy with the styling moustache!From Seth’s nomination form: So positive about the Co-op, the members, and participates in so many Co-op events. Serves on the MAC committee, can’t imagine the Co-op without Seth. He’s the best and deserves to be honored for his great work. From Seth’s co-workers: Seth is creatively helpful. He always makes me smile.I really appreciate the way Seth is willing to step up and help with Co-op
events and other outreach projects. He has been an invaluable resource and great to work with! Thank you, Seth!
Seth seems to be always upbeat, helpful, and engaged. When I’ve asked for his help, he’s eager to contribute and a pleasure to work with. He definitely makes me feel at home here in the store. Seth is always one of those faces you see at all things Co-op. He is always stepping up to work at Co-op community events, volunteer work parties, he comes to cheer on his co-workers at Co-op soccer games, he never even misses a Co-op safety committee meeting! One word to describe Seth—
Seth embodies the community concept. He is engaged in so many of the Co-op’s doings. I’ve worked alongside him at several staff volunteer work projects—he brings an exceptional attitude to everything
he is involved in.