Not a Fair Share member? Now is a great time to think about becoming one. B-Shares are known as Sustaining Shares because the member investments help sustain operations and keep the Co-op going strong in support of its members. It’s part of what makes the Co-op a co-op – Cooperative Principle #3 – Member Economic Participation.
B-Shares are sold in $10 increments and can be purchased at Customer Service or at any register if you are already a member. Your investment of $300 in Sustaining B-Shares will allow you to begin investing in and earning dividends on C-Shares. The dividend rate is currently 2.65% APR. If you’d like to know your current B-Share balance, it’s shown on the annual statements all members recently received in the mail. You can also call the Co-op’s Membership Coordinator at (707) 443-6027 ext. 434. Even if you’ve never made a purchase of a B-Share, patronage refunds from past years may have been collecting in your B-Share balance and you may be closer to Fair Share than you think!