Member Committees

Weavers Way provides many opportunities for members to work cooperatively, exchange information, share ideas and have an impact how the Co-op operates. Members are encouraged to get to know our staff, to use the suggestion books and to attend and vote at general membership meetings. Members who want to get more involved might consider running for the Board of Directors or joining one of the Co-op’s many committees.

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

Here's a list of our committees. Some have standing meeting times; otherwise, check the Weavers Way events calendarCommittee chairs have mailboxes on the second floor of 559 Carpenter Lane.

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 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.

Meeting Times: First Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m., Community Room, 555 Carpenter Lane.

The Environment Committee invites community groups from Mt. Airy, Germantown, East Falls, Roxborough, Manayunk and Chestnut Hill to submit proposals for grants to make tangible improvements for the community.

These small grants are funded by donations, including those made during Weavers Way Environment Committee’s electronics recycling collections. Grants may be used for such projects as planting trees and gardens, garden equipment and environmentally focused educational programs. Grants range from $100 to $400, depending on available funds and number of qualified applicants.  Deadline for submission of proposals is March 16, 2015. Decisions will be announced in early April

Applications for 2015 will be available after Jan. 15. 

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, 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.

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 in Northwest Philadelphia and advocates for fair food-production and food-distribution systems throughout the city. This group studies how food insecurity directly affects our neighborhoods and examines ways to promote equal access to whole, natural foods.

Leadership Committee

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

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee provides support for monthly Welcome Meetings that serve as orientation sessions for new members. The committee also tracks membership trends, advises the Board on membership issues and works with the Membership Coordinator to evaluate and enhance member benefits.

Health & Wellness Committee

The Health & Wellness Committee is committed 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.