Member Clubs and Committees

Weavers Way provides many opportunities for members to work cooperatively, exchange information, share ideas and have an impact on how the Co-op operates. Committees, as described in Article VII of the Weavers Way Bylaws “are formed to provide members with a way to participate actively and meaningfully in the life and mission of the Co-op, and are vital to the Co-op and its community.” Committees stage member events and workshops and contribute articles to the Shuttle, the monthly Co-op newspaper.

Jump to a Committee:

If you are interested in starting a committee, please review the Committee Procedures and fill out the Committee Proposal Application.

Some of our committees have standing meeting times; otherwise, check the Weavers Way events calendar. Committee chairs have mailboxes on the second floor of 559 Carpenter Lane.

NEW: Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee

The Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Committee seeks to expand racial diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels of Weavers Way Co-op, including the Board, management, staff, members, customers, and vendors. We do this by modeling racial awareness ourselves, assisting in gathering data to guide decision-making, supporting the creation of a Racial DEI Plan with measurable outcomes, and holding Weavers Way accountable for continuing to cultivate a racially diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization.

  • Co-chairs: Roz Dutton, Rosa Lewis -
  • Staff Liaisons: Candy Bermea-Hassan (Administration), Stephanie Johnson (Mt. Airy), Gerald Moore (Chestnut Hill), Jaxson Arnold (Ambler)

Education Committee

The Education Committee maintains a largely free continuing-education program related to the Co-op’s purpose and operations, enriching the cultural environment in the surrounding community.

Environment Committee

The Environment Committee is now accepting proposals for grants.
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The Environment Committee researches environmental concerns and informs the Co-op and its members about current environmental issues. This committee develops green projects locally, monitors store-related environmental concerns and makes recommendations.

Regular meeting times: Second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m., Community Room, 555 Carpenter Lane.

Farm Committee

The Farm Committee lends critical support to our two farms. This committee provides extra help directly to our farm manager, Nina Berryman, and her hard-working staff, and also helps organize special events and volunteers at the farms.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee advises the board and staff about issues related to Co-op finances.

Regular meeting times: Third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m., Community Room, 555 Carpenter Lane.

Food Justice Committee

The Food Justice Committee works to alleviate hunger and advocates for fair food-production and food-distribution systems. This group studies how food insecurity directly affects our neighborhoods and examines ways to promote equal access to whole, natural foods. Email:, or visit the Weavers Way Food Justice Committee page.

  • Chair: Sarah Mitteldorf
  • Administrator: Seth Lerman
  • Education Coordinator: Suzanna Urminska
  • Co-op Outreach Coordinator: Julie Martini

Regular meeting times: First Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m., location TBA.

Health & Wellness Committee

The Health & Wellness Committee is dedicated to exploring and educating the Co-op community on a wide variety of health resources and modalities. The committee includes, but is not limited to, professional practitioners of both conventional and natural or alternative disciplines, and welcomes anyone interested in physical, mental, spiritual and collective well-being.

Regular meeting times: Every fourth Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.

Leadership Committee

The Leadership Committee identifies and encourages members to serve on the committees and the Board of Directors, and manages Board elections.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee provides support for the Membership Department in monitoring, maintaining and promoting our working member program, planning and executing General Membership Meetings, and other member engagement projects and programs.

New Economy Incubator Committee

The New Economy Incubator Committee will research, imagine, identify and incubate models for locally based, co-designed, cooperative and collaborative development in Germantown and other parts of Northwest Philadelphia. We hold out a vision of shared enterprise that can catalyze communities as community members take their economies into their own hands.

Objectives for the committee in the coming year:

  1. To launch FLAG, Free Loan Association for Germantown — writing its bylaws, selecting a Board, becoming a 501 (c)(3) organization, presenting the project to members of Weavers Way, soliciting donations for its revolving loan fund.
  2. To review and prioritize already-identified project possibilities, and to solicit input for new incubator projects, prioritizing those based in Northwest Philadelphia, especially Germantown.
  • Founding Members: Chris Hill, Herb Levine, Peter Winslow, Susan Christian, Andy Trackman

Regular meeting times: Third Friday of the month at 9 a.m., Community Room, 555 Carpenter Lane.

Philadelphia Backyard Chickens

Philadelphia Backyard Chickens acts as a resource for members who are interested in raising and keeping chickens. Members share experience and information, advocating for the legalization of raising and keeping backyard chickens in Philadelphia.

Plastic Reduction Task Force

Formed in the spring of 2018, the PRTF is a sub-committee of the Weavers Way Environment Committee. The Task Force investigates waste issues associated with the full life cycle of plastics, raises awareness about the effects of unregulated plastic production and advises the Co-op on ways to reduce single-use plastics in our operations.

  • Chair: Alisa Shargorodsky
  • Vice Chair: Stephanie Bruneau
  • Staff Liaison: Bettina de Caumette

Contact the PRTF at

The Weavers Way Chess Club

The Co-op chess club meets every week in Mt. Airy for games, learning and competition.

Regular meeting times: Mondays at 7 p.m., 555 Carpenter Lane.