SHARE IN OWNERSHIP

OF A BUSINESS THAT HAS SERVED ITS COMMUNITY

FOR 39 YEARS

 
   

 

ABOUT MEMBERSHIP

 

          Membership in Duck Soup Coop is open to any person/household that believes in and acts in accordance with

 

 principles of consumer cooperation and who believes that they can use and support the services provided by the

 

organization.

 

Duck Soup Welcomes New Members!

 

 

          To become an active member:

 

           —Familiarize yourself with our storefront and our product lines.

 

           —Ask questions of the staff, membership or General Manager.

 

           —Sign-up for and attend an orientation session.  At that session you will be given a thorough

 

               introduction to the Coop, what we are about and what we have to offer.

 

           —Pay a refundable equity share ($25.00) and an annual membership fee.

 

           —Sign up for a work assignment if you decide on working member status.

 

 

 Member Benefits

 

           Member benefits are determined by the Board of Directors according to the bylaws of Duck Soup Coup.

 

           Benefits are available only to active Duck Soup members.  Active member status is determined by full

 

           payment of a refundable equity share of twenty-five dollars ($25.00), annual payment of membership fees,

 

           and, for working members, due maintenance of a work commitment. 

 

  All active members of Duck Soup are eligible to:

 

           —vote at General Membership Meetings

 

           —serve on a steering committee of the Board of Directors

 

           —stand for election to the Board of Directors

 

           —write checks at the time of purchase for up to $50.00 over the amount of purchase

 

          —receive a discount on special order case lots (current discount is 20% over wholesale cost  unless your

 

              cost with working member discount is lower—should this be the case, the lowest of the two prices will

 

              be applied)

 

           —sell approved member-crafted items on consignment at the store

 

           

in addition to benefits extended to all active members:

 

     

Basic Non-Working Members

(members who have no working obligation)

                 Receive a coupon book with 12 coupons redeemable for a 5% discount on total purchases of all discountable items on shopping days of their choice

Annual fee: $30 * Annual fee for students: $20

 

Monthly Working Members

 (members who contribute two hours of scheduled work time once every 4 week cycle, or the equivalent)

                   Receive a 5% discount on the purchase of all discountable items on any shopping day.

                Annual fee: $30 *  Annual fee for students: $20

 

Weekly Working Members

(members who contribute two hours of scheduled work time every week, or the equivalent)

                Receive a 20% discount on the purchase of all discountable items on any shopping day.

            Annual fee: $30 * Annual fee for students: $20

 

Contributing Non-Working Members

(members who have no working obligation)                

Receive a 10% discount on the purchase of all discountable items on any shopping day.

                Annual fee: $120 * Annual fee for students and seniors: $105

 

Sustaining Non-Working Members

 (members who have no working obligation)

                Receive a 20% discount on the purchase of all discountable items on any shopping day.

                Annual fee: $240 * Annual fee for students and seniors: $215

 

Contributing Monthly Working Members

(members who contribute two hours of scheduled work time once every 4 week cycle, or the equivalent)

                  Receive a 10% discount on the purchase of all discountable items on any shopping day.                  

Annual fee: $75 * Annual fee for students and seniors: $67.50

 

Sustaining Monthly Working Members

 (members who contribute two hours of scheduled work time once every 4 week cycle, or the equivalent)

             Receive a 20% discount on purchase of all discountable items on any shopping day.

                 Annual fee: $187.50 * Annual fee for students and seniors: $170

 

 

Basic Senior Citizen Members

(members 55 years of age and older)

                 Receive a 10% discount on the purchase of all discountable items on any Thursday. (If the Coop is closed for a holiday on Senior Member Discount Day, discounts will be made available to senior members on another day of that week.)               Annual fee: $30

 

 

 

 

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