Week of Sept. 17 – Sept. 23, 2006, Vol. 1, No. 44
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This Week in Co-op Circles
Delegates attending the
Rising Tide member
and co-editor of Co-op Circles,
Maureen MacLean will be leaving shortly for three weeks in
Back Yard – This week, leading up to the
Microcredit Summit in
Karlan, D. & Mullainathan, S. - Three practical ways in which to create flexible loan products http://www.microfinancegateway.org/content/article/detail/34700?PHPSESSID=3d7ddd1ef141c2c888ce1ee1c4d7d6df
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,
Credit Union Governance with Kimberly Johnston, Marketing & Communications
Manager, WOCCU – this article looks at best practices in credit union
What is Your Vision
Statement? – This week, we feature the
vision statement of The Big
Carrot, a worker-owned food co-operative in
Co-op 101 Educational Links –This week we look at a Canadian co-op whose product is a staple on many breakfast tables - Bee Maid Honey http://www.beemaid.com/BeeMaid/Company/Press_Dec2005.htm is the marketing organization owned by the Alberta Honey Producers Cooperative Ltd. and the Manitoba Cooperative Honey Producers Ltd. Both member-owned co-operatives have lead the beekeeping industry in their support for beekeeping research. Bee Maid Honey (co-op) the early 1950’s a few Western Canadian beekeepers had a dream; a vision to form an organization, owned by Canadian beekeepers, that would have the capability to sell their quality Canadian honey http://www.beemaid.com/BeeMaid/About_GFY_BeesEnvironment.htm
The co-op has a large, educational on-line store http://www.beemaidbeestore.com/index.php
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
- 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
· October 28, 2006 – Co-op Atlantic Fall Zone conferences in Zones 1, 4, 6, 9 and 10
· Nov. 4, 2006 – Co-op Atlantic Fall Zone conferences in Zones 2, 3, 7 and 8
· Nov.12 -15, Global Microcredit Summit, Halifax, NS http://www.microcreditsummit.org/
Nov. 16-18, Taking Global to Local — The Canadian
Worker Co-operative Federation Annual Meeting and Conference,
· Nov. 18 – Co-op Atlantic Fall Zone conference in Zone 5
2007 - The 2007 National Community
Economic Development Conference will be held in
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Contest of the week - Announcing last week’s winner: Gary Richard,
–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 email@example.com Moncton, NB
Answer to last week’s contest: If 70 percent of the population has defective eyesight, 75 percent are hard of hearing, 80 percent have sinus trouble and 85 percent suffer from allergies, what percentage (at a minimum) suffers from all four ailments? Answer: 10%
contest: Brown, Jones, and Smith are employed by the
Brown and the teacher are neighbours.
Jones and the teacher are neighbours.
Both Brown and Smith are neighbours of the fireman.
Both the policeman and the fireman are neighbours of Jones.
The men are all neighbours.
However the truth of the matter is that only two of these statements are true.
Can you determine which job each man holds?
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.
This time of year many people have an abundance of beets and carrots. Here is an interesting combination.
Beets and Carrots with West Indian Spices
1 pound beets (about 4 medium)
1 pound carrots, sliced
2 tablespoons grated fresh gingerroot
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup cider vinegar
Grated zest of 1 orange
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon mace
Wash the beets well and cut off the leaves, leaving an inch or so of stem. Cover with cold water, bring to a boil and simmer, covered until tender, about 40 minutes. Drain and cover with cool or lukewarm water. When cool enough to handle, slip off the skins. Cut the beets into slices or chunks. Peel and cut the carrots into slices or chunks, resembling the beets in size and style. Steam or boil in lightly salted water about 5 minutes or until tender but not soft. Drain. Combine the ginger, sugar, orange juice, vinegar, orange zest and spices in a saucepan and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook until thickened. Simmer the cooked beets and carrots in this sauce for about 5 minutes.
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Next Co-op Circles: Wednesday, September 27, 2006.