Week of June 4 – June 10, 2006, Vol. 1, No. 29
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This Week in Co-op Circles
Erin Hancock, a former Atlantic
Co-operative Youth Leadership www.acyl.coop seminar
participant, is considering a Public Policy focused Masters program in the fall
and is seeking suggestions around policy research that is needed surrounding the
co-operative sector. She hopes focus on co-operative policy in the
Once again this year, co-ops in
Atlantic Canada are helping to sponsor Agrifest (www.agrifest.com) in Canning,
President and CEO of
· When the community of Tignish, Prince Edward Island decided to build a new arena, the co-operative sector stepped up to the plate and became key supporters in ensuring the community center is built. Tignish Credit Union, Tignish Fisheries Co-op and Tignish Retail Co-op are each Diamond Contributors ($50,000+) and The Co-operators ($10,000 -$24,999) are Gold Contributors. Work on the new building has begun. Visit www.tignish.com/arena/
Back Yard – This week, Leveraging Diversity to Maximum Advantage: The
Business Case for Appointing More Women to Boards by Carol
Stephenson. The author notes the fact that women “have a deep and intimate
knowledge of consumer markets and customers. Women, for example, control 80 per
cent of household spending, and using their own resources, make up 47 per cent
of investors. They buy more than three quarters of all products and services in
What is Your Vision
– This week’s vision
statement comes from the College Hill Daycare Co-operative in
Educational Links - Learn about a Fair Trade
Worker Co-operative in
Words and Expressions from Yesteryear - Try your luck at figuring out a saying from years gone by. Last week –: “Give her the long main sheet.” Answer: To go off with no intention of returning. This week – “You are moldering my brains.” Good luck! Send your guess to: News1@nbnet.nb.ca
CAN Do That the ‘Co-op’ Way - Each week we will
feature a co-operative formed to meet a particular need in communities around
the world. This week, from the
Co-op Community Bulletin Board
June 6, 2006 –
· June 8, 2006 – 9th Annual Meeting, TEAMWork Co-operative Ltd, at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind auditorium, 6136 Almon St, Halifax
June 9-10, 2006 –
Annual General Meeting and Mini-Congress, Canadian Co-operative Association,
June 12-17 –
70th Anniversary Celebrations –
June 14, 2006 –
Building the High Performance Co-operative Workshop, 10 am – 12 Noon,
June 14, 2006 –
67th Annual General Meeting,
· June 15-17, International Symposium: The Co-operative and its Workers, Saint Mary's University, Room 415, Sobey Building, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, NS. The Symposium will explore how co-operatives manage the relationship with their workers and the interdependence between workers, consumers and primary producers. Key questions that will also be examined: How do co-operative values shape how co-operatives relate to their workers? If unions and co-operatives have many shared values why do they not always have harmonious relationships? Papers will be presented by participants from co-operative businesses, labour unions and academics.
June 30 – July 2,
2006 - 60th Annual Congress and General Assembly of the Conseil Canadien
de la Coopération (CCC), in
July 7-8, 2006 – Annual Festival of
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Contest of the
week - There was no winner last week. The lucky name
drawn for the month of May was Barbara Ledwell-Wotton, NL. A small gift is
on the way. All entries in June will be added to the Contest Can
and the lucky submission for June will be announced the first week in July.
Contest entry deadline each week is Tuesday, 12 noon. Send your answer to email@example.com This week’s contest:
I am a word of 11 letters.
My 4, 9, 5 is worn on the head.
My 10, 9, 1, 11 is a narrow road.
My 11, 2, 3, 4, 5 is a number.
My 8, 6, 7 is a spirit.
My whole is an excellent songster.
What am I?
Last week’s answers:
ADJUSTMENT synonym - accommodation, Modification
ADJUSTMENT antonym - misplacement, disorganization
JUSTIFY synonym - legitimize, substantiate
JUSTIFY antonym - denounce, blame
SECRECY synonym - clandestineness, openness
SECRECY antonym - conspicuousness, openness
CONCERN synonym - consideration, attention
CONCERN antonym - disregard, neglect
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. Tell us a bit about why your recipe is a favourite. Those who contribute recipes will be eligible to win a cookbook.
Prepare barbecue racks by brushing lightly with vegetable oil or by spraying with vegetable oil cooking spray. Preheat the barbecue. In a dish, mix together 1 tablespoon (15 mL) olive oil and (15 mL) balsamic vinegar Add salmon fillets and coat with mixture. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper. Allow to marinate for 10 minutes. Place vegetables on a platter and spray with vegetable oil cooking spray. Place on the grill, sprayed side down. Grill for about 3 to 4 minutes or until grill marks are evident. Turn over and grill another 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the grill and place in a medium bowl. Add remaining tablespoon (15 mL) olive oil, 2 tablespoons (25 mL) balsamic vinegar and chopped basil. Toss to coat taking care to separate onions into single rings; season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper. Set aside. Place salmon skin side up on barbecue racks. Grill for 3-4 minutes. Using a spatula, turn the salmon and grill another 4 - 5 minutes or until cooked through. Place grilled vegetable salad on plates and top with salmon; serve immediately. During June, we will feature recipes with strawberries or salmon, both pleasures of the palate at this time of the year. If you have a recipe for either, please send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Next Co-op Circles: Wednesday, June 14, 2006.