Why become a member?
A Patron member joins the co-op because they want to support the brewpub by drinking and eating there. Patron members receive a dividend based on the amount of money spent at the co-op. The dividend comes in the form of credit to be used in the future at the co-op.
In other words, if you eat and drink a lot at Foremost, you will get a lot of credit for free beer and food the following year. If you eat and drink only a little, you will only get a little bit of credit for the following year.
In addition to a dividend based on purchases, Patron members also receive:
One vote in the affairs of the cooperative (Household membership = 1 Vote)
Free pint during the week of their birthday (Household membership = 2 Birthdays)
Free pint during the week of their membership anniversary. (Household membership = 2 Pints)
Free Foremost T-shirt (Household membership = 2 T-shirts)
The membership holds the following powers:
Election and removal of directors
Passage of advisory resolution for consideration by the Board
And all other rights given to them in the bylaws
What does a membership cost?
The investment level for patron members is $200 for an individual membership and $300 for a joint membership (two people of the same household).
The patron membership investment is a one-time fee!