Co-op News April 1978 PDF
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HOLDS BENEFIT
On April 16th the Gnu Deli was the site of a benefit fundraiser for an Olympia Community Development Committee. The popular jazz group Gila performed, helping to make the benefit successful. For the committee, it was a double success. Money was raised for project development and the public was given a presentation explaining these projects.
The committee has been meeting for the past 6 weeks sharing ideas centering on a community owned development organization and what this organization would provide the Olympia area. They come together out of a common feeling that people in a community should have the ability to direct and to participate in an integrated growth for that community. The group has decided upon some areas where people’s needs have not yet been met. One of their first projects has been work on development of a community based credit union. It was felt that control of financial resources is a necessary first step to gaining control over other aspects of one’s life.
Work in this area and in others will continue as the committee grows in size and experience. People interested in more information are urged to attend weekly meetings of the committee. These are held at Radiance Herbs and Massage, 202 W. 4th St. on Wednesday nights at 7.