Week of Sept. 3 – Sept. 9, 2006, Vol. 1, No. 42
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Reflecting on an early decision by
This Week in Co-op Circles
Long time co-operator Vance Bridges who lives in
OMISTA, PSE, Rexton, and Trico Credit
Unions in southeastern
· The 1st Annual Bill Vickers Charity Golf Classic held July 14th at the Miramichi Golf and Country Club, was a success. Beaubear Credit Union http://www.beaubear.ca/ along with The Co-operators, Northumberland Dairies and Beaubear Co-op were the sponsors. As well, many other co-operative organizations and local business donated prizes. Fifty golfers took part and raised more than $7,000. All proceeds raised were donated to Roots of Empathy http://www.rootsofempathy.org/Home.html, an anti-bulling program presented through local area schools. Credit union manager George Greenwood says the golf tournament will be repeated in 2007 and another community charity will be chosen as the recipient. Bill Vickers was the manager of Northumberland Dairies for many years and he also served in a volunteer capacity on many co-op and community boards in the Microfiche area.
Expanding Your Back Yard – This week, an article about VanCity Credit Union’s peer lending program. http://www.microfinance.ca/en/stories/a1-1_peer.cfm
Governing For Tomorrow - 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, a checklist around key indicators for your board, covering areas such as operations, internal climate, planning and marketing, evaluation, change management and external climate http://www.boarddevelopment.org/display_document.cfm?document_id=137
What is Your Vision
Statement? – This week, we feature
Educational Links – This week, we look at a group that
has been around since 1997 in southern
You 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
Co-op Community Bulletin Board
September 7-10 – Atlantic
Co-operative Youth Leadership Camp in
September 15-16 –
September 16, 10:30 AM, at
- This event will include keynote speakers, informative workshops and networking opportunities. Once again, the Canadian Credit Union Central will be developing the conference program through the National Lenders Policy Committee to ensure that the content is relevant to credit union leaders. Registration packages were distributed to credit unions in mid-June. For more information please contact Edith Wilkinson at Canadian Central, (416) 232-3421,October 1-3 - National Lending Conference
October 5-8 –
Atlantic Co-operative Youth Leadership seminar in
National (US) worker co-op conference,
· October 15-21 - Co-op Week
· October 19, 2006 - Credit Union Day
· Nov.12 -15, Global Microcredit Summit, Halifax, NS http://www.microcreditsummit.org/
Nov. 16-18, Canadian Worker Co-op
Federation Annual Meeting,
2007 - National CED Conference Call
for session proposals -The 2007 National Community Economic Development
Conference will be held in
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Contest of the week -Announcing last week’s winners – David Daughton, PEI, and Ron Levesque, NB, the first two of 12 correct entries. Their replies arrived Wednesday morning within minutes of each other. Phebe R.Quattrucci from the Co-operative Fund of New England (
) was also drawn from all the August entries as the lucky winner for the month of August. Congratulations!! A small gift is on the way. All entries in September will be added to the Contest Can and the lucky submission for September will be announced the first week in October. Contest entry deadline each week is Tuesday, 12 noon. Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org Maine
Last week’s answer: Two years ago, a man was offered a motorcycle for $1,024, but he declined to buy it. A year later, he was offered the same motorcycle for $640, but again decided not to buy it. A little while after that, he was again offered the motorcycle, this time at $400. Again, he refused to buy it. Last week, he turned the motorcycle down even though the price had now fallen to $250. If the owner offers it for sale yet again, and he makes a consistent reduction, how much will it be for sale for the next time? Each price is 5/8 of the previous price so the next price $156.25. This week’s contest: It is a hot day in July in the antique shop. The door has been left open to welcome tourists. Seth and Michelle are arguing over a fly. The fly is walking around the groove of an old 33 rpm. record. The record is lying flat on the record player which has just been turned off. The needle has been removed from the record player. When looked at from above, the fly appears to be traveling clockwise. If it carries on in this way, Seth says it will eventually arrive at the edge of the record. Michelle says it will arrive at the centre? What do you say?
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.
Many people living alone don’t want to make a big batch of cucumber pickles but still miss the fun and flavour of home made pickles. This recipe makes just 2 small bottles. Of course, you can double or quadruple the batch if you want more.
Small Batch Pickles
1 English cucumber or
1 large regular cucumber cut lengthwise
with the seeds removed
1/2 cup white vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cut cucumber crosswise into very thin slices (preferably using a manual slicer). In a bowl whisk together remaining ingredients until sugar is dissolved and add cucumber, tossing to coat. Marinate cucumbers, covered and chilled, stirring occasionally, to be sure all the sugar remains dissolved Bottle and do not use for at least 4 days. Always keep refrigerated as they are not processed or sealed. Use within 3 weeks.
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Next Co-op Circles: Wednesday, September 13, 2006.