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Food for Thought and Board of Directors Meeting; Everyone Welcome! [Online; Free; RSVP]

September 22, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Your co-op’s Board of Directors will meet virtually on Thursday at 6:00 p.m.  Please RSVP here by noon on that Thursday to receive your Zoom link.  Your Zoom link will be emailed to you on the day of the meeting.

Early in the meeting agenda, the board reserves space to hear from owners who wish to address the board.  Want to contribute to our next Board meeting?  Click here and in the subject line put “Owner Comment” and let your voice be heard!

This meeting will start with our “Food for Thought” speaker series presentation!   These 20-minute Ted Talk style speeches will take place at the beginning of each board meeting and highlight presenters from diverse and marginalized groups within the Frederick community.  Our hope is to center different voices in order to learn about the joys, struggles, and experiences within Frederick and emphasizes our co-op principles of education and concern for community.  Due to limited meeting time, there will be no Q&A but contact information and resources will be shared for follow up conversations.

This month’s Food for Thought speaker is Patricia Coates, President of the Umbrella Project! The seed for the Umbrella Project was planted when Patricia was unable to find any grief programs for young people about the ages of her two children, then 17 and 22, when her husband, their dad, passed away in 2015. She was inspired to found the Umbrella Project after seeing how much daughter Eliane’s Appalachian Trail thru-hike in 2016 helped in her grieving and healing process.

Patricia is a long-time communications and meetings professional, editor, and journalist, primarily in the aviation, travel and environmental sectors. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Frederick Magazine and numerous other publications. A pilot, she is a former executive at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and currently contributes to publications of the National Business Aviation Association. She loves to swim, cycle and hike, and has hiked Scotland’s Rob Roy Way with Eliane.


September 22, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5728 Buckeystown Pike B1
Frederick, MD 21704 United States
(301) 663-3416


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