Week of Apr. 16–Apr. 22, 2006, Vol. 1, No. 22
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Openings – Of many favourite quotes this is high on the list, says Tom Webb - “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” - Martin Luther King. Thanks, Tom! You, too, can participate. 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
May 16 is Census Day in
What’s Your Vision
Statement? – This
week’s Vision Statement comes from the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council - Co-operatives and Credit Unions within Nova Scotia
will be part of a strong proactive Provincial Co-operative Movement which
coordinates its efforts to ensure that co-ops and credit unions continue as a
dynamic creative presence in local communities capable of addressing their
community's needs, challenges and development into the 21st century.
www.nscouncil.ns.ca Send us your co-operative’s Vision Statement.
We want to know where your co-operative is going. News1@nbnet.nb.ca
Educational Links - Large scale composting is a
technique that is used to accelerate the natural decaying process. A compost
pile is a collection of organic materials (materials made from plants and
animals) such as leaves, yard trimmings and food scraps that will decompose over
time to create compost Read more about it in
More on farm scale recycling http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/farmcompost.html
Words and Expressions from Yesteryear - ***NEW FEATURE*** - Try your luck at figuring out a saying from years gone by. This week – Jack is as good as his master. Answer to Week 21 -“’Tis not every day that Morris kills a cow.” – Favourable opportunity comes but seldom. 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 23-29 – National Volunteer Week
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
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Contest of the week - Announcing last week’s winner – Glenna Weagle
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 Last week’s contest: Using the root word “democracy “ How many words can you make using only these 9 letters?
Glenna found 105 out of a possible 105. Congratulations !!!!!!!!! This week’s contest -
Crossing the River - On one side of the river there is a man, a wolf, a goat, and some cabbage. The wolf is tame and does tricks. On Saturday it is Market day. The cabbage is in a 30 pound bag. The man needs to take each of them across to the other side of the river. It is raining. He has a boat which leaks a bit. In it he can only fit one of them as well as himself. If he takes the wolf across first, the goat will eat the cabbage. If he takes the cabbage across, the wolf will eat the goat. How can he get then all across the river and to the market on time?
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.
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 T fresh parsley (not dried!)
2 T lemon juice
2 T rice vinegar
2 T capers, drained
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/3-1/2 C extra light olive oil
Combine in blender until very thoroughly mixed. Makes a very vinegary dressing - increasing the amount of olive oil used will change the balance. Chill and serve. Good with raw veggies. 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 26, 2006.