Ian Logan – KCFC  Board Clerk

Ian, tell us a little about yourself and how you got involved in the Co-op:

ianFirst, I am the proud holder of Member-Owner ID card #17.  I’ve been involved since attending a Co-op public meeting in 2008, at which I joined the Development Committee, and was happy to be able to help lay the groundwork for the Co-op’s incorporation.  After that committee’s work was done I was less involved, mainly because my other volunteer work took up most of my free time.
 

You’ve been involved with the Co-op for some time. Why did you decide to run for election to the Board of Directors this time around?

I’ve been semi-retired for over a year now
from my work with the Junior Classical League (an organization for middle- and high-school students of Latin and the Classical World). My batteries are recharged now, and I have more time and energy to devote to helping with the Co-op effort.  As we draw closer to opening our store, the Board’s workload has increased and will continue to increase. I am very glad that I am able to help out at this crucial time.

 

What do you hope to contribute to the Board’s operations?
I will serve on the Executive Committee as our clerk. I hope that my attention to detail and my genuine love of minutiae will be an asset in that position!

 

Beyond that, do you have ideas about what you’d like to do on the Board?  What past experience do you bring that could help move our operations forward?  What’s your specialty?

As WA/BC JCL regional State Chair, I was primarily responsible for organizing the annual weekend-long conventions for 200 to 300 students.

During my 13-year tenure, I initiated a scheme to engage the parent chaperones as volunteers in convention events, and I developed procedures for coordinating their work.  I hope to be able to use that experience to help our member-owners become more involved in Co-op events.

This will promote our efforts and further increase our numbers, while reducing burnout among the Events Committee! I also hope it will help to create an even greater sense of community within our organization and beyond.
 

Anything else you’d like us to know about you and your hopes for the Co-op?
In my eight years in Kitsap County, I have felt most totally connected with the community through my work with the Co-op.  As a member of the Board, I hope to increasingly extend that opportunity, that sense of connection, to others.  I look forward to serving on the board, and I look forward to seeing you all at our store on opening day!

Member-Owner Spotlight – Ian Logan