July 11, 2006
Weaver Street Market to Extend
membership to Canines!
In a move
that solidifies Weaver Street Market's reputation as the leader
of the Carrboro Health Food Association, WSM has decided to offer
memberships to our community dogs.
are part of the community as a whole...so why not?" stated
one unnamed employee, "They sit at the tables, eat from the
plates, drink from the bowls and use our restrooms,"(Referring
the outhouses located in the front commons area outside the store
also know as the "grass"). " We might as well get
them to pay their dues also!".
were various plans floated but the two that gained the most support
family membership which would add the canine onto the family membership
for another $50(one time membership fee). The dog would receive
5% off selected dog foods but would also have to volunteer 2 hours
a week(among other things, as part of it's service it could relieve
the night watchman for a few hours!)
2) A special
membership for the dog. This would be for $35 and would only offer
the dog basic membership privileges(food, water and toilet- but
option passed with overwhelming support at the emergency board
meeting called two weeks ago.
who are surprised at this move, it was a long time coming. Last
year, WSM floated the idea of raising membership rates for existing
members without increasing the benefits. That proposal went over
like a lead brick and WSM was forced to look at other revenue
Canine Registry Amendment Program(CRAP) was by far the best idea
for increasing revenue that we have seen in years!", applauded
one active member. "I've always felt guilty about bringing
my dog here, but this now validates Marcus as a legitimate participant
in our coop/health food store experiment. His therapist will be
very happy to hear this!."
to be decided is whether the canines will have voting rights and
if so, whether they will get a full or partial vote. At present,
this isn't a major issue, but it is projected that by 2012, the
canines will have a working majority which could very well jeopardize
the direction WSM will be moving!"
what your neighbors think about Membership
for Weaver Street Dogs