Friday, 29 November 2013

Orders for 4 December

There are 703 orders from 22 of the 22 CSFVC distribution centres for fruit and veggies.

All of the orders were submitted via the new on-line shop on TradeGecko. The orders were processed by Co-op Shop Managers Adrienne, Laurell & Teresa.

A purchase order generated by TradeGecko was then emailed to Craig Dixon, the buyer for the co-ops in Christchurch.

38 Bower Ave
24 Burnham
09 Comcare Addington
01 CSCGT
27 Discovery 
50 Eureka St
20 Hoon Hay Presbyterian
50 Manuka Cottage at Church Sq
50 Opawa Baptist
39 Reformed Church in Hornby
40 Riccarton Community Church
38 Rolleston
42 Rowley Resource Centre
33 Salvation Army Sydenham
19 Spreydon Baptist Cobham Hall
14 Spreydon School
17 St Mary's Heathcote
50 Tennyson St
35 Te Puawaitanga
50 Waltham Cottage
29 Waltham Youth Trust
28 West Spreydon School
703 Total

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Green Sheet #3 - 27 November

Packing Centre volunteers — please give this sheet to your Distribution Centre coordinator — it contains important information. It is also on the web at <addingtonaction.org.nz>

1. Herbs: Chch Sth Community Garden Trust have provided our herbs. They were short of parsley and chives and we have excess mint. This means each Distribution Centre can get the number of plants they ordered. More parsley and chives will be available before Christmas so those who missed getting exactly what they want this week can get them in a fortnight or three weeks.

2. Our transition to an independent organisation:  Elaine has been working with Mike to ensure that there is continuity for CSFVC — she is not replacing him — we all are. She is coordinating the transition. So far we have shown ourselves we can keep the show running. The next big step is to sort out ideas to bring to our next meeting"of "Council" which will be on Thursday 12 December. "Council" is where one person from each Distribution Centre has a vote. Other members of Distribution Centres and people working on particular tasks for CSFVC need to be involved in decision making - but.there is only one vote per Distribution Centre.

3. Planning group: We need a small planning group who will prepare details for us to discuss at our 12 December meeting. This group can also use the FaceBook page to share ideas. A face-to-face meeting of half a dozen or more people could really help sort out what we need to discuss. Suggestions are needed. Who is interested - what needs discussing. Use the FaceBook page this week to get discussion going — maybe some of us could meet somewhere for a chat? Make a suggestion ... Also, we need to identify someone to chair the meeting and sort out an agenda etc.

4. Topics for discussion at the Council meeting include:
• Setting ourselves up as an independent organisation (Incorporated Society?) in the New Year • Consolidating our ways of working (our rules) and identifying issues that need to be addressed
before we become incorporated
• Identifying our interim leaders (Chair, Secretary, Treasurer) and working groups (around issues we need to clarify)

5. New faces! Fresh opportunities: We have some great workers who do things for CSFVC every week. We need new faces, we need to rotate jobs, we need to build up lots of experience, we need to build up skills. A cooperative enterprise involves beginners and experienced people working together. Please encourage your members to join in and take part in ways that they are able.

CSFVC Council Meeting
CSFVC Council meeting: Thursday 12 December at Sydenham Community Centre at 7: 30 pm

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Buy for 27 November

Hi all
Co-op buy for delivery tomorrow...

Banana (Bobby packs) - 48 boxes
Squash (cut in half with the 'Miracle Des Cutter') - 30 crates
Gourmet Potato (2kg prepacks) - 72 paper bags each containing 10 prepacks
Strawberries (1 punnet ea) - could come in crates of either 30's or 45's or mix of both.
Gold Kiwifruit (1 prepack bag ea) - 79 crates
Courgette (approx .5kg ea) - 24 crates
Tomatoes (1 prepack ea) - 36 crates
Purple sugarsnap peas (1 prepack ea) - 16 crates

Cheers
Craig

Friday, 22 November 2013

Orders for 27 November

There are 711 orders from 21 of the 21 CSFVC distribution centres for fruit and veggies.

All of the orders were submitted via the new on-line shop on TradeGecko. The orders were processed by Co-op Shop Managers Adrienne, Laurell & Teresa.

A purchase order generated by TradeGecko was then emailed to Craig Dixon, the buyer for the co-ops in Christchurch.

32 Bower Ave
27 Burnham
10 Comcare Addington
  0 CSCGT
26 Discovery 
50 Eureka St
19 Hoon Hay Presbyterian
50 Manuka Cottage at Church Sq
50 Opawa Baptist
36 Reformed Church in Hornby
40 Riccarton Community Church
36 Rolleston
44 Rowley Resource Centre
34 Salvation Army Sydenham
20 Spreydon Baptist Cobham Hall
15 Spreydon School
22 St Mary's Heathcote
50 Tennyson St
33 Te Puawaitanga
50 Waltham Cottage
36 Waltham Youth Trust
31 West Spreydon School
711 Total

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Green sheet #2 - 20 November Communications, the shop, and our organisation

1. Green sheets contain important updates, information and requests for Distribution Centres and people who are doing specific tasks in the interests of CSFVC. They will appear on csfvc.org.nz and also be on display and handed out at the Packing Centre each Wednesday morning. Please discuss on Facebook (or in other ways and then ensure key ideas gets through to the right people).

2. ABOUT the internet. You do not need to be into computing, blogs and facebook etc. to be a member of a Distribution Centre. The bottom line is that (1) each Centre must to be able to put their orders into the system correctly by using TradeGecko and (2) at least one person per Centre must have access to the Internet and be able to read the blog and use Facebook.

3. FROM THE SHOP: Order herb plants this week: Thanks to Chch Sth Community Gardens we have 300 mint plants, 100 parsley plants and 100 chive plants to give away next week. Distribution Centres: Please order what you would like through the shop. Note that we CANNOT guarantee that you will get what you want – but we will share them out as fairly as we can when we know what the actual orders are.

4. FROM THE SHOP: Ordering through the shop: Adrienne and Laurelle really need everyone to fill out their orders correctly in TradeGecko. This week there will be a Facebook page set up especially for the shop so that those people who do the ordering can check stuff out there. We need to know the email address for each person who does the ordering so that we can contact people easily.

5. ABOUT THE SHOP: email address: shop@csfvc.org.nz for questions, suggestions, comments etc. The shop team have done a magnificent job getting up to speed – congratulations to Adrienne, Laurelle, and Theresa.

6. PLANNING the ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE: We need at least one member of each Distribution Centre to be aware of planning about how this organisation will operate. The diagram on the back of this page is a summary of one possible way of organising ourselves.

7. REQUEST: The yellow form that came from the packing shed with this green sheet asks for information about who to contact about what, and how. Please fill it in and return it in any one of the ways suggested. Coordinators, please forward the info asap.

Thanks everyone

Elaine Mayo (Secretary of Addington Action in Transition)
Ph 332 5902 or 021 993259 or
friends@addingtonaction.org.nz

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Yellow sheet - 20 November seeking information from Distribution Centres

Yellow sheet – Request for information.   

Distribution Centre ______________________________

You are welcome to send this information to me (Elaine) through Facebook, by email, scan or ring me. 
This information will be used only by CSFVC – if there are confidentiality problems with email or phones, please let us know.   
  
If possible, please add names, email addresses and phone numbers for new person listed.  
  
  1.   Who is your representative on Council?  (Please name one person we can contact – someone else can be the delegate at any particular meeting.)
  2. Who does your ordering on TradeGecko? (Please name one person we can contact – someone else can actually make the orders if trained.
  3. Who will work with (or liaise with) the planning group?  (We will make contact with the Council representative but anyone else is more than welcome - people can join later but if you know of several people, please add their details.)
  4. Who is involved in working on particular jobs for CSFVC as a whole?  Names and emails and phones if possible, please. 




Elaine Mayo (Secretary of Addington Action in Transition)
Ph 332 5902 or 021 993259 or
info@addingtonaction.org.nz



Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Buy for 20 November

Hi

Hope you're all geared up to battle with the goodies tomorrow.

Packing should be very straight forward. Only the cucumbers to cut (in half).
Bananas (Bobby packs) - 46 cardboard boxes
Carrots (tied in bunches with tops still on - 1 bunch ea) - 35 crates
Strawberries (small 'gourmet' - 1 punnet ea) - 23 crates
Apples (USA imported - 1 kg approx ea) - 36 cardboard boxes
Asparagas (250g bunched - 1 bunch ea) - 15 crates
Tomatoes (loose - 500g approx ea ) - 23 crates
Telegraph cucumbers (cut in half) - 14 crates
Cauliflower (small but perfectly formed! - should go easily into bags - 1 ea) - 69 crates

Enjoy!

PS: Saw the first nectarines in the market today so look forward to stone fruit some time.

Cheers
Craig

Friday, 15 November 2013

Orders for 20 November

There are 681 orders from 21 of the 22 CSFVC distribution centres for fruit and veggies.

All of the orders were submitted via the new on-line shop on TradeGecko. The orders were processed by Co-op Shop Managers Adrienne & Laurell.

A purchase order generated by TradeGecko was then emailed to Craig Dixon, the buyer for the co-ops in Christchurch.

32 Bower Ave
23 Burnham
  9 Comcare Addington
  0 CSCGT
28 Discovery 50 Eureka St
19 Hoon Hay Presbyterian
50 Manuka Cottage at Church Sq
50 Opawa Baptist
34 Reformed Church in Hornby
44 Riccarton Community Church
32 Rolleston
37 Rowley Resource Centre
31 Salvation Army Sydenham
18 Spreydon Baptist Cobham Hall
12 Spreydon School
20 St Mary's Heathcote
50 Tennyson St
31 Te Puawaitanga
50 Waltham Cottage
33 Waltham Youth Trust
28 West Spreydon School
681 Total

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Green Sheet 1# - 13 November

To         Distribution Centres about the organisation of CSFVC and “Replacing Mike” 
From    Elaine on 13/11/13

At last Wednesday’s F&V meeting I offered to pull together some kind of action plan based on the ideas that had been expressed in the meeting. I have since talked with Mike and Cherylan about all this.

The following is a brief summary of ideas that are emerging around the topic of “replacing Mike.” These notes will be on the agenda for the meeting at the Packing Centre today. Slight changes might be made as a result of discussions today and the adjusted notes will then go onto our Blog.  Please discuss them in your Centres. If your Centre has any questions or concerns about any of the ideas please raise them on Facebook or bring them to the next Packing day on 20/11/13.

1.    Mike is irreplaceable therefore we need to work together to cover all the things he does for the Coop.

2.    We must work smart:
  • efficiently,
  • cautiously,
  • collaboratively

3.    We need to form working groups around key activities and big questions. The working groups will bring recommendations to Coop meetings for ratification.

4.    We need a legal entity /administration working group

5.    The shop is working well apart from teething problems; we have a shop team so no working group is needed. 

6.    A packing centre working group needs to deal with all the Wednesday morning organisation. 
 
7.    A communications working group will clarify how ideas can be shared and discussed.  This is important so that our members can work together so that we remain an organisation that can adapt to changing pressures through efficient and inclusive collaboration.  

Note – just trying to clarify the language used above, do we agree that:
  • CSFVC is made up of Distribution Centres – each Distribution Centre has one vote.
  • People who belong to Distribution Centres are members of their Distribution Centres.
  • Working groups and teams are made up of members of various Distribution Centres who are working on specific activities in the interests of the society.

Packing Centre News for 13 November

Kia ora koutou

I'm Elaine from Manuka reporting in on news from the Packing Centre yesterday.

(1) Thanks to everyone - we had a great day yesterday. We had three people sharing Mike's organiser role (Jonny outdoors, Cherylan indoors and me on communication and anything else that came up). That system seemed to work well so we will stick with it for next week.

(2) Mint and parsley plants can be ordered through the shop next week (20/11/13) and collected the following week. There will be no charge for these. They another example of how Mike's planning is designed to support self-sufficiency. We cannot guarantee that everyone will get what they request because 500 plants have been ordered and we currently pack more 700 orders) but we are hoping there will be enough for everyone who wants them.

(3) Help please: CSFVC has bought a shed which needs to be assembled at the Packing Centre next Wednesday morning. Need a couple of helpers from 8am to help Mike. Tools supplied.

(4) Ongoing developments and discussions. The green sheet that was given out to each Distribution Centre yesterday is an update and progress report on current ideas. Please see the FaceBook page for discussion - one important thing is that we would like to know who is interested in being on the working groups. I will start a discussion threads around this - or if you have any other suggestions, offers, requests or issues. If you are not using FaceBook please make contact with me directly (details below).

(5) Emerging issues and questions about ways of working. Lots of ideas were shared yesterday: concerns, suggestions, questions, offers. I plan to put out another "green sheet" next week to update us all. The main concerns to do with the Packing Centre yesterday were fairly minor teething problems that the "Packing Centre Working Group" can sort during the week. They include: a) whether different Distribution Centres were doing their fair share of work and whether some individuals had jobs that were too big or went on for too long, (b) whether there were too many bosses, sometimes with conflicting instructions and (c) how we were going to ensure that all the supplies we need are in stock.

My contact details are:
email: friends@addingtonaction.org.nz
text: 021993259
phone: 03 3325902

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Pensacola to Te Puawaitanga

The Pensacola Distribution Centre has shifted to Te Puawaitanga as of tomorrow.

Te Puawaitanga
153 Gilberthorpes Road, Broomfield
Co-op inquiries Dawn Scott 027-529-6774
https://www.facebook.com/groups/183693371797155
Wednesdays 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Open to anyone
[Has vacancies]

Buy for 13 November

Hi Everyone

 I'm Teresa from the Tennyson group, I'm taking over from Mike to do the updates on here.

Heres the buy for tomorrow 13 Nov

Banana 47 (bobby packs)
Grapes 88 (1 bag ea)
Lettuce 59 (hydro - 1 ea)
Shanghai 35 (500g ea)
Red Capsicum 15 (1 ea)
Avocado 15 (2 ea)
Apples 39 (1kg ea)

Prices are high at the moment.
I spent a bit extra to get everyone a whole bag of grapes.

Cheers
Craig

Monday, 11 November 2013

Replacing Mike! Impossible - but this is the plan for Wednesday :)

Hi, Everyone, kia ora koutou, Elaine here.

 I had a big chat with Mike today, and Cherylan, Johnny and I have talked about some details and we have a plan. This week we will share the job Mike usually does and Mike will be around to watch and help us out if necessary.

 It will be business as usual on Wednesday, but with a slightly different way of dealing with the notices at 9:00am (or thereabouts). We will update folk who are there this week about what has happened in the last week and we will be explaining some ideas about how CSFVC might work in the future.

The ideas discussed will then be posted in this blog and will also be emailed to Coordinators later in the day. This will give groups the opportunity to discuss ideas using FaceBook or face-to-face in their Distribution Centres.

The aim is to avoid having evening meetings by gradually developing a way of networking so that ideas are discussed openly and shared efficiently.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

St Albans Dental Centre helps co-op members

Earlier today, 25 members of CSFVC were given free dental treatment by 16 staff at St Albans Dental Centre who had volunteered to come in on a day off.

This kind effort was organised by Jo and Megan from the centre at very short notice.

Every patient got a teeth clean and full examination. Some needed fillings or extractions. Everyone received a goody bag of useful stuff to help look after their teeth.

And Richard Bassett won the electric toothbrush.

Sponsorship
  • Oral B
  • Ivoclar
  • Colgate
  • Marshlands Produce
  • 3M
  • Dentsply
  • GSK
  • Oraltec

Thank you everyone who helped.









Friday, 8 November 2013

Orders for 13 November

There are 703 orders from 21 of the 22 CSFVC distribution centres for fruit and veggies.

All of the orders were submitted via the new on-line shop on TradeGecko. The orders were processed by Co-op Shop Managers Adrienne & Laurell.

A purchase order generated by TradeGecko was then emailed to Craig Dixon, the buyer for the co-ops in Christchurch.

35 Bower Ave
25 Burnham
15 Comcare Addington
  0 CSCGT
25 Discovery
50 Eureka St
24 Hoon Hay Presbyterian
50 Manuka Cottage at Church Sq
50 Opawa Baptist
31 Reformed Church in Hornby
50 Riccarton Community Church
29 Rolleston
35 Rowley Resource Centre
35 Salvation Army Sydenham
23 Spreydon Baptist Cobham Hall
  8 Spreydon School
18 St Mary's Heathcote
50 Tennyson St
28 Te Puawaitanga
50 Waltham Cottage
40 Waltham Youth Trust
32 West Spreydon School
703 Total

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Waltham groups to set up a separate co-op

Opawa Baptist, Waltham Cottage and Waltham Youth Trust have decided to leave the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op (CSFVC) and establish a separate co-op for the Waltham area.

They plan on the new co-op being operating by end of November. Craig Dixon is assisting them with opening trade accounts with suppliers, health & safety and how to order a bulk delivery of fruit & veggies once a week to distribute.

The 3 groups currently order 140 fruit & veggie packs each week via CSFVC.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Buy for 6 November

Buy for tomorrow

Banana  47 (Bobby packs)
Lettuce 47 (hearts in bags)
Tangelo 24 (approx 700g ea)
Capsicum / Red 14 (one each)
Broccoli 28 (one each)
Pumpkin 22 (cut in half)
Kiwi fruit /Gold 77 (1kg ea)
Tomato / Vine 28 (500g ea so some vines will need to be cut)

Craig

Friday, 1 November 2013

Orders for 6 November

Fruit & Veggies
There are 694 orders from 21 of the 22 CSFVC distribution centres for fruit and veggies.

All of the orders were submitted via the new on-line shop on TradeGecko. The orders were processed by Co-op Shop Managers Adrienne & Laurell.


Training will next be provided to Teresa Bassett of Tennyson St who will be the third shop manager.

A purchase order generated by TradeGecko was then emailed to Craig Dixon, the buyer for the co-ops in Christchurch.

36 Bower Ave
24 Burnham
21 Comcare Addington
  0 CSCGT
21 Discovery
50 Eureka St
22 Hoon Hay Presbyterian
50 Manuka Cottage at Church Sq
50 Opawa Baptist
31 Pensacola Cres
32 Reformed Church in Hornby
50 Riccarton Community Church
28 Rolleston
38 Rowley Resource Centre
29 Salvation Army Sydenham
19 Spreydon Baptist Cobham Hall
  8 Spreydon School
19 St Mary's Heathcote
50 Tennyson St
50 Waltham Cottage
40 Waltham Youth Trust
26 West Spreydon School
694 Total