by: Jana Klosterboer, Human Resource Manager
Several people have left employment at the co-op in the past few months. Thank you to Maggie Miller, Anthony Schrock, Sonya Luse, James Lieder, Bruce Jordan, Nancy Eldridge, Steve Luse and Steph Tomlin. Your time and efforts have been greatly appreciated.
A special thank you to Liz Rog: Liz Rog, our former membership and marketing manager, worked at the co-op for almost 25 years. I know it’s a tiny drop in the bucket geologically speaking, but in terms of a human life it is a significant chunk of time.
Through the years, I was privileged to witness Liz work with the membership and the community promoting Oneota Community Co-op, natural foods, and cooperative business in general. Liz’s efforts helped our little store grow into the fine natural foods market and community gathering place that we have now.
I would like to say “Thank You” on behalf of the co-op staff for her years of service, heart, and the “can-do” attitude she offered Oneota Community Co-op. Thank you, Liz! And to Steve McCargar: I must take some moments to reflect on his 27 years of service to the Co-op given by Steve McCargar. Steve resigned on March 25.
He worked with passion and soul – Ray Charles style, of course. During Steve’s tenure at the co-op as co-manager, and most recently as financial manager and dairy buyer, Steve has been instrumental in leading the co-op into new eras (this one included.) Steve promises that he will be stopping in frequently, so if you happen to see him, make sure to give him a hug. Thank you Steve!