Week of Mar. 4 – Mar. 10, 2007, Vol. 2, No. 19
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This Week in Co-op Circles
· Many of our readers will have met Neil Tilley, member owner of a worker co-op, Extension Community Co-op, in St John’s, NL. You may have heard that Neil had a kidney, as well as part of the second kidney, removed a year ago due to cancer. He continues to battle daily with his illness. His co-worker and friend, Pat Hann, says Neil’s spirits are good and he is feeling strong, even with all the resulting health complications. We are inviting people to e-mail him with news and good wishes. He can be reached at email@example.com. Please feel free to forward his contact information to friends.
· Credit Unions of Prince Edward Island started selling PEI Energy Savings Bonds http://www.peienergysavings.pe.ca/peienergy.php?page=faq For self-directed RSPs, bonds must be purchased from an investment dealer. PEI Energy Savings Bonds are on sale from December 11, 2006 to December 11, 2011. The PEI Renewable Energy Corporation reserves the right to discontinue sales when cumulative sales exceed $20 million. To learn more about these bonds http://www.peienergysavings.pe.ca/peienergy.php?page=green
· The staff of the Blacks Harbour Branch of the Charlotte County Credit Union participated in the annual Curl for Cancer on January 19th and 20th. The branch raised $440 for the Canadian Cancer Foundation. The team consisted of Debbie Alcorn, Cindy Stuart, Tobi Taylor and Katie MacDonald. http://www.charlottecountycu.com/web?service=direct/1/WhatsNewList/$DirectLink&sp=S1130
· The Nova Scotia Co-operative Council is currently engaged in a project directed local co-operatives, farmers, citizens, and communities being able to participate in direct ownership of local renewable energy facilities. The project is currently in the discussion stage with government officials. It would also be very beneficial if co-operatives and their individual members that support this concept make their views known to government. For complete details on this project, check out our renewable energy section on the web at www.nsco-opcouncil.ca/energy. If you support this concept, the Co-operative Council has made it easy for you to express your views to government officials. On its website, an example of a letter is posted and a list of government officials as recipients. You can also contact Andrea Jackson at (902) 893-8966, and she will help you through the process.
Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union (NLCU) www.nlcu.com will hold its Annual General Meeting on
Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 7:00 p.m., at the Capital Hotel,
Governing For Tomorrow – Creating Boards That Lead, by Ann Hoyt http://www.uwcc.wisc.edu/staff/hoyt/boardlead.html
Co-op 101 Educational Links – This week, I went to see the new
motorcycle movie “Wild Hogs”. It was good entertainment and when I was looking
for a topic for Co-op Ed and wondered if there was a “bike co-op” somewhere. Adrenalin
Motorcycle Co-op in
You CAN Do That the ‘Co-op’ Way - Each week, we feature a co-operative or collective formed to meet a
particular need in communities around the world. This week, with nearly
100,000 member-owners, New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union is the
largest credit union in
Co-op Community Bulletin Board
· March 30-31, CUCNB Annual General Meeting, Hilton Hotel,
· April 18-21 - The
2007 National Community Economic Development Conference will be held in
· April 26, 2007 – Annual General Meeting, Consumers Community Co-operative
· April 27-28, 2007 – Annual General Meeting, Co-op Atlantic,
May 28-June 1, 2007 -three organizations will come together for
the first time in a joint conference. The International Co-operative Alliance
Committee on Co-operative Research (ICA), the Canadian Association for Studies in
Co-operation (CASC), and the Assocation for Cooperative Educators
(ACE) will together host one unified conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
This event will combine the approaches and audiences of the respective
organizations and will be held in conjunction with the 2007 Congress of the Humanities and
Social Sciences. http://usaskstudies.coop/socialeconomy/Congress2007 Please note that the deadline for submitting proposals
for presentations at the Co-operative Innovation: Influencing the
Social Economy conference in
June 22, 23 and 24 - 61e Congrès annuel du Conseil Canadien de la Coopération à
· July 20-22 –
Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy: Building Cooperation East and
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Contest of the week – The first correct entry to arrive this week was from Glenna Weagle, NS. This being the first Wednesday in March we are happy to announce that January’s winner is Ron Levesque. A small gift is on the way. Contest entry deadline each week is Tuesday, 12 noon. Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Last week’s contest and answer: Terry Tipton finished after Larry Limperton and Brian Blessed, but before Michael Miller. Paul Peterson finished before David Dickens and Larry Limperton. Simon Stevens finished after Paul Peterson and before John Jacks and Harry Hill. Kenny Kirkpatrick finished after Paul Peterson, Michael Miller and Terry Tipton. Larry Limperton finished after Brian Blessed and David Dickens, but before John Jacks and Michael Miller. Michael Miller finished after Simon Stevens and Brian Blessed. Brian Blessed finished before John Jacks, Michael Miller and Paul Peterson. David Dickens finished before Kenny Kirkpatrick and Terry Tipton, but after Simon Stevens. John Jacks finished before Kenny Kirkpatrick, Terry Tipton and Michael Miller, but after Paul Peterson and David Dickens. Harry Hill finished before Michael Miller but after Larry Limperton, John Jacks and Terry Tipton Answer: Brian Blessed, Paul Peterson, Simon Stevens, David Dickens, Larry Limperton, John Jacks, Terry Tipton, Harry Hill, Michael Miller, Kenny Kirkpatrick This week’s contest: If two hours ago it was as long after one o’clock in the afternoon as it was before one o’clock in the morning, what time would it be now?
It’s Easy to Cook – In March we will feature cole crops http://plantanswers.tamu.edu/vegetables/colecrop.html All cole crops are cultivated varieties of the species Brassica oleracea. They are cool-season vegetables that prefer 60–70° F temperatures for optimal growth and can withstand light frosts without injury.
Carrots & Turnips With Parsley
600g turnip, halved
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tbsp honey
1kg bunched carrots, trimmed & cut lengthways
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tbsp honey
Cook turnip and carrots separately. Carrots: Put all of the ingredients except parsley and vinegar in a pan. Heat over a high heat until mixture is simmering away. Turn down heat. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes, frequently checking and stirring the carrots to make sure they don’t stick and burn. When almost cooked, uncover, increase heat slightly and add balsamic vinegar. Stir to combine. Turn off heat and add parsley. Cook turnip in the same way. When carrots and turnips are cooked, mix together.
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Next Co-op Circles: Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2007