The Chronicle Committee
The Chronicle Committee is responsible for producing Karma’s member newsletter. Sent out every month by email to the Karma membership, the e-Chronicle is a link between members of this and other co-operative communities. In most cases, the newsletter provides a short introduction and links to features and reports that are posted on the Karma website. Until 2017, The Chronicle was also published in hard copy three times a year and then distributed in the store and made available on Karma’s website.
The Chronicle Committee’s primary goal is to produce a good-quality, informative newsletter for the Karma community. We solicit board, committee, and staff reports and provide a forum for members to share and discuss important issues facing the co-op. We also share news and information about store products and food-policy issues that are of interest to Karma members. Only those articles published as reports of the board of directors and committees are endorsed by Karma Co-op.
Join the Chronicle Committee
We could use more people on the committee. Editing, illustrating, designing, writing, proofreading, and organizing are the major tasks and roles needed to publish each issue of the e-Chronicle. If you’d like to contribute or join the Chronicle Committee, please get in touch by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most recent print issue
Download the Spring 2017 issue. [PDF]
How to Submit
Articles, reports, recipes, photos, etc., should be submitted by email to email@example.com. Please save and attach written submissions as a Word document. We also encourage you to review our writers’ guidelines.
The e-Chronicle will publish material related to Karma Co-op, subject to our editorial policy. Letters to the editor must contain the writer’s full name and telephone number, although names can be withheld at time of publication upon request. Published articles are eligible for work credits (letters to the editor, announcements, and pieces that have already been published elsewhere are not).
More About the Committee
The Chronicle Committee consists of co-op members who do the various tasks involved in publishing each edition: planning, organizing, writing, editing, photography, and design. Each committee member receives a work credit. The various tasks require different time commitments, which are reflected in the hours allocated.
The committee meets on occasion to plan for publication. The committee communicates primarily through email. All changes in policy or procedure shall be reported to the board via the board liaison, but in all decisions regarding publication, the committee will act independently.