Week of Apr. 9–Apr. 15, 2006, Vol. 1, No. 21
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Openings – “Until you have walked, really walked, the pleasures of walking will remain a mystery. Until you feel the rhythm of your muscles, the touch of the wind on your face, until you have seen the changing scenery or smelled the blossoms of spring, until you have experienced the peace of mind that a good walk can give you, you will not know what you have been missing.” – Keith C Heidorn http://www.islandnet.com/~see/Openings is a weekly feature of Co-op Circles. Send your favourite quote about celebrating co-operatives, communities and a better world for all, to News1@nbnet.nb.ca
This Week in Co-op Circles
JustUs! Coffee Roasters Co-op,
Back Yard – The Cohousing Handbook: Building a Place for
Community by Kelly ScottHanson and Chris ScottHanson – Cohousing
offers a balance of community and personal privacy in an urban or rural setting.
Residents own their homes and can gather in common areas to share meals and
socialize. The ScottHansons are pioneers in the development of cohousing
What’s Your Vision
Statement? – This week’s Vision Statement comes from Capital Credit Union
Send us your co-operative’s Vision Statement. We want to
know where your co-operative is going. News1@nbnet.nb.ca
Educational Links - When I was on a study tour to the
worker co-op complex in
Also, learn how the Yaqui Indians in
Some cute Easter games for kids http://www.brownielocks.com/yaquieaster.html
Words and Expressions from Yesteryear - ***NEW FEATURE*** - Try your luck at figuring out a saying from years gone by. “’Tis not every day that Morris kills a cow.” Week 19: The old dog for a hard road – Experience easily overcomes difficulty. Week 20: You are as deep as the grave. – Your real feelings are not easily judged from your appearance. Good luck! Send your guess to: News1@nbnet.nb.ca
You CAN Do That
the ‘Co-op’ Way - ***NEW FEATURE*** - Each week we will
feature a co-operative formed to meet a particular need in communities around
the world. This week, from
Co-op Community Bulletin Board
April 18 – Volunteer workshops
hosted by Imagine
· April 22 – Earth Day. Visit www.earthday.net/footprint/info.asp for a quiz on your “nature” footprint.
April 28- 29 –
· May 4, 2006 – Consumers Community Co-operative AGM
· May 4-6, 2006 – Co-op Atlantic AGM
May 4-7, 2006 –
Atlantic Co-operative Youth Leadership Seminar,
May 5-6, 2006 –
Atlantic Council for International Co-operation
May 7-8, 2006 - CoopZone
Co-operative Development Forum,
June 9-10, 2006 –
Annual General Meeting and Mini-Congress, Canadian Co-operative Association,
June 14, 2006 –
67th Annual General Meeting,
· June 30 – July 2, 2006 - 60th Annual Congress and General Assembly of the Conseil Canadien de la Coopération (CCC), in Chéticamp, Nova Scotia. Le Conseil Coopératif Acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse is currently helping CCC with the various preparations of the congress.
July 7-8, 2006 – Annual Festival of
Remember to send news items and bulletin board items to News1@nbnet.nb.ca
Contest of the week - Announcing last week’s winner – Catherine Ann Fuller
All entries have been added to the Contest Can
and the lucky submission for April will be announced the first week in May.
Contest entry deadline each week is Tuesday 12 noon. Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org The lucky
participant in the Circles Contest for the month of March is Glenna Weagle,
Last week’s contest: Each group of words has one four letter prefix that fits in front of them to form another word or phrase. Can you figure out which word it is for each group?
1. Nail, man, out, ten
2. Sick, work, room, plate
3. Do, up, shift, believe
4. Range, shot, horn, bow
5. Back, baked, way, hour
6. Dress, band, ache, rest
7. Chair, jump, light, rise
8. Note, print, ball, step
9. Arm, fly, works, sale
Answers: 1) hang 2) home 3) make 4) long 5) half 6) head 7) high 8) foot 9) fire
This week’s contest -Using the root word “democracy”, how many words can you make using only these 9 letters?
It’s Easy to Cook -We would like to include your recipes made with Co-op brand products like Co-op Gold, Market Town and Harmonie. Send in your suggestions to email@example.com. Tell us a bit about why your recipe is a favourite. Those who contribute recipes will be eligible to win a cookbook.
Spiced Grapes with Cheese or Nuts
This is a salad recipe that is nice with ham for Easter. Be sure to prepare it well ahead of time.
1 lb of seedless grapes
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 stick cinnamon
2 stars of anise
5 whole cloves
12 black peppercorns
Combine all ingredients except grapes in a small saucepan and boil for two to three minutes. Pierce each grape two to three times with a sharp skewer or toothpick. Place grapes in a small bowl and cover with the syrup mixture. Refrigerate for 24 to 36 hours. Serve with cheese or nuts. April is Salad Dressing Month. Do you have a good recipe for salad dressing? Have you discovered a new way to use spices or fruits in an oil and vinegar dressing? If so, please send your recipe to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dictionary Democracy – Code of ethics – a statement adopted by a co-operative, or any business, establishing standards of behaviour and performance to which the co-operative is committed to observe in its policies and practices. Here is a site which will help you put one together for your co-operative - http://www.australia.coop/cg_ethics.htm
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Next Co-op Circles: Wednesday, April 19, 2006.