JOIN THE CAMPAIGN AND HELP SHAPE WAIMANALO’S FUTURE
Are you tired of being part of survey after survey and strategic planning sessions that lead to nowhere? Better yet, what about writing grants or applying for business loans that don’t get funded; there goes that dream! It’s time we take control of our destiny and dictate our future.
This campaign is about economic development for Waimanalo. It’s about community building so we can live and work in a community we all can be proud of. Let us be known as a self-help community that determined its own destiny.
Be part of this vision; let your voice be heard. We are asking you to invest in your community’s future. Our children will own that future, therefore, we encourage you to invest for your children, your grandchildren and the Waimanalo residents to come. We want this community to have the distinct advantage of offering its residents the opportunity to help each other and thrive. E alu like mai kakou a e kulia i ka nu’u.
If you are with us so far, here is a concept to consider: “A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.” (Cooperation Works, September 2007)
We need a building where we can have a credit union, where our farmers can sell their local produce and our residents can sell their locally made products; perhaps a bakery, a certified kitchen, office space, businesses – or a meeting place where we can watch the world go by while having a cup of coffee!
That building is Mel’s Market because location, location, location is the key to success. Invest $300 for one share and be an owner/member in this co-op. One person – One vote, or One Family One Vote, or One Hui One Vote; we need to sell 3,000 shares to own a part of Waimanalo’s future, BUT WE MUST ACT NOW before the market is sold to someone else who can visualize the opportunity this location can offer! PLEASE GO TO THE “ABOUT US” PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO OUR BLOG PAGE TO COMMIT YOUR NAME!