As a not-for-profit cooperative, our margins are allocated to our members every year. Allocation means the funds that you have invested in the cooperative are tracked, but not accessible in the form of cash. The actual distribution of funds, or retirement of capital credits, happens at the discretion of the board of directors.
At the end of each year, your board carefully assesses the financial condition of the cooperative and determines what amount of capital credits to retire to our members. Capital credits may not be retired every year. If the board decides to retire capital credits, anyone who was a member during the years retired will receive some type of credit.