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General News · 3rd November 2011
Community Forest Deadline: November 7th

For all those interested in the new Cortes Community Forest Co-operative that is about to be formed, please be advised that there has been a deadline set for receiving paperwork from "initial members". That deadline is November 7th. Please have your memberships in by then. There may be a couple of days grace in reality, but any memberships received after November 7th will not be guaranteed to be "initial members".

The distinction involved here is created by the BC Securities Commission's rules for the co-op. While after as much as 18 months, non-initial members will be able to subscribe for Investment Shares, for that first period restrictions will be in place. Moreover, we want all of you who have interest in this co-op to be involved from the beginning, and for this island to take this step in local stewardship together.

To help make joining easier for you, you can find the necessary forms in the following places:
here on Tideline

You can also get more information here as well or you can get paper copies at these locations:

Mansons Hall office

Squirrel Cove General Store (at the Post Office)

Whaletown Post Office

Completed forms with cheques can be delivered to any of the following:

Manson's Hall Office

Squirrel Cove General Store (at the Post Office)

or mail to

Box 64, Manson's Landing

Also, there will be a table tomorrow at the Friday Market where you can ask questions, get forms, or deliver completed forms and cash or cheques. If you want a volunteer top visit you at your home, that can also be arranged. Please call Bruce 6797, Ron 8595 or Mario 6877 to make arrangements for a home visit.

Thanks so much for all the support that many of you already have shown. We have about one hundred people that have already subscribed to become "initial members" and cheques to deposit on the first day of our having a bank account totaling more than $60,000. We are deeply grateful that in these hard times the people of this island are so willing to support this groundbreaking project.