Week of July 2 –
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This Week in Co-op Circles
Central Credit Union in O’Leary, http://www.peicreditunions.com/oleary/
· Credit Union Central of New Brunswick www.creditunion.nb.ca has announced the appointment of Paul Paruch to the position of Vice-President, Operations and Development. Paul joins CUCNB from Credit Union Central of Nova Scotia, where he has worked for the past ten years, most recently in the role of Consultant, Credit Union Services. Prior to joining CUCNS, Paul was employed with League Data, giving him a total of fourteen years in the Credit Union system. Paul holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from University College of Cape Breton, and was a past participant in the World Youth Credit Union Program. Paul will be commencing his duties on July 17.
· The first ever Apple Blossom Idol was held at Kentville Memorial Park in Kentville, NS, on June 1st and even the threat of inclement weather didn't stop the crowd from coming. Valley Credit Union played a big part in getting the event off the ground. www.valleycreditunion.com Magic 94.9 hosted the show and Telus was on hand for people to text message or e-mail votes for his/her favourite singer. Laura Roy was named the winner of the Apple Blossom Idol and Teryn Fuge was announced as the People’s Choice Award winner. For photos from the event, go to the credit union’s Web site.
Expanding Your Back Yard – This week, Bumper crop of local alternatives are growing food security and community http://www.vueweekly.com/articles/default.aspx?i=4042 Creating sustainable, local food options
Governing For Tomorrow – ***NEW FEATURE***Good board governance and
leadership are key elements when planning for, and maintaining, success in our
co-op sector. Each week, we will feature a link to articles focusing on these
areas. This week, Tune-Up Your Meetings Periodic analysis is necessary
to ensure that cooperative
board meetings are efficient, effective and productive http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/pub/may03/meeting.html
is Your Vision Statement? – This week’s Vision Statement comes from Heritage
Credit Union with branches in
Co-op 101 Educational Links -
Many co-ops have such diverse products and sidelines that it is an education to
just read their Web sites. Have a look at Grange Co-op http://www.grangecoop.com/index.html
founded in 1934 with 99 members. Today Grange Co-op has approximately 3,500
members, comprised of agricultural producers from southern Oregon and northern
California You can find out about the patronage rebate for members and
and about their new Myrtle woodworking business http://www.grangecoop.com/myrtlewoodgallery.html
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact 89 Alder Street, Central Point, OR 97502
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 state of
Co-op Community Bulletin Board
· July 7-8, 2006 – 30th Annual Festival of Community Economics Conference, Cape Breton University If you wish to attend, please contact Greg MacLeod at email@example.com or via phone at (902) 567-0000.
16-18, Canadian Worker Co-op Federation Annual Meeting,
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Contest of the week – Announcing last
week’s winner: David Day from N.B. All entries in July will be
added to the Contest Can and the lucky submission for July will be
announced the first week in August. Contest
entry deadline each week is Tuesday, 12 . Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org The
winner for the month of June was Joyce Humble, Capital Credit Union,
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.
In July we will feature the fresh veggies just coming in season here in Atlantic Canada.
Herbed New Potatoes with Fresh Peas
2 lbs. new potatoes
1 1/4 tsp. salt
1 lb. fresh green peas (precooked)
1/2 tsp. ground basil
1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp. butter
1/4 c. light cream
Fresh parsley for garnish
Scrape the potatoes and place in a saucepan with 1/2 inch boiling water and the salt. Cover and boil until done, about 25 minutes. Shake the pan occasionally. Five minutes before the potatoes are completely cooked, add the peas and basil. When the peas are heated through, remove from heat and drain if necessary. Add the pepper, butter and cream and heat a few seconds. Turn into a serving dish and garnish with fresh parsley. Serve immediately! If you have a recipe that fits, please send it to: email@example.com
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Next Co-op Circles: Wednesday, July 12, 2006.