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Openings - "I always make the business case for sustainability. It's so compelling. Our costs are down, not up. Our products are the best they have ever been. Our people are motivated by a shared higher purpose - esprit de corps to die for. And the goodwill in the marketplace -- it's just been astonishing." - Ray Anderson www.interfaceinc.com/who/founder.html Openings is a weekly feature of Co-op Circles. Send your favourite quote about celebrating co-operatives, communities and a better world for all, to News1@nbnet.nb.ca
This Week in Co-op Circles
Coast Credit Union held its
annual meeting on Saturday, April 29th.
http://www.eastcoastcreditu.ca/ It has experienced very favourable growth since the amalgamation of East Coast in January 2003. Total assets have increased by $40 million dollars to $143 million. With its head office in
· David Daughton is the new Atlantic co-ordinator for The Canadian CED Network. http://www.ccednet-rcdec.ca/ He has more than 30 years of co-operative and community development experience. His primary focus is to create a culture of sustainable opportunity for youth within both the Atlantic region and the co-operative sector. Daughton is familiar to co-operators throughout Atlantic Canada through his association with the former Regional Co-operative Development Centre and MYDAS Worker Co-op. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexander Rankin, Inverness, Cape Breton Island, died in late April. He was 89. He was a
pioneer in the co-op movement and devoted to his community. In 1998, Rankin was
Besides his co-op support, he served as a municipal councillor for the
What is Your Vision Statement? -This week, a vision statement from Wright-Patt Credit Union www.wright-pattcu.coop/ in
Co-op 101 Educational Links - My computer's home page is set to our co-op: Rising Tide Co-operative Ltd. http://www.risingtidecoop.com/ Here is another Rising Tide:
Rising Tide is a grassroots network of groups and individuals who take direct action to confront the root causes of climate change and promote local, community-based solutions to the climate crisis. http://risingtidenorthamerica.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/rising-tide.pdf
Rising Tide was
formed in the
Young Co-operators: The Buds on the Co-op Tree with Erin Hancock - A group of
own workspace (at home) and be located in the
· Create communication strategy for the council (how do we effectively communicate with all 200+ NB co-ops/credit unions?)
· Conduct necessary research and create a database of all NB co-ops/credit unions with full contact information
· Help develop the public relations material (help clean up language of mission statement and vision, written pieces about the council for the Web site)
· Create pamphlets and materials to distribute to potential members
· Manage council email
· Take minutes at meetings and distribute
· Complete brief report at end of internship
· Possibly aid with fund raising and event planning tasks
tasks requested by Board of Directors
If you are interested in this position, please email your resume and cover letter to Erin Hancock at email@example.com by Monday, May 28th.
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, we visit Whole Farm Co-operative. It represents 30 member families in
Co-op Community Bulletin Board
28 - 29: Co-operative Corporate Governance Conference,
28-June 1: Three
organizations will come together for the first time in a joint conference. The
International Co-operative Alliance Committee on http://www.ica.coop/ Co-operative Research (ICA), the
Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) http://www.coopresearch.coop/ , and the Association for
Cooperative Educators (ACE) http://www.uwcc.wisc.edu/ace/ace.html 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 http://www.fedcan.ca/congress2007/ 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
7: The Nova Scotia
Co-operative Council Annual General Meeting at the Best Western Glengarry Hotel
22, 23 and 24: 61e Congrès annuel du Conseil Canadien de la Coopération à Québec,
26 - 29: Co-operative Development: Harness the Hidden Potential, National
Congress and Canadian Co-operative Association and Newfoundland-Labrador
Federation of Co-operatives AGMs,
Conference for Workplace Democracy: Building Cooperation East and South,
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Contest of the Week - Congratulations to Dorothy McPhee,
Last week's contest and answer: Below you will find 15 well-known six letter words, with only their endings remaining. Can you determine the words?
___rnt; ___few; ___ ryo; ___ yme; ___ rak; ___urd; ___ynx; ___mpi; ___hom;
___ovy; ___lpt; ___hma; ___voy; ___web; ___mur
Answers: Learnt, curfew, embryo, enzyme, anorak, absurd, larynx, scampi, fathom, groovy, sculpt, asthma (Dorothy suggested "brahma" and that works, too), convoy, cobweb, murmur. This week's contest: In the following line, cross out nine letters such that the remaining letters spell a well known animal. - ENILNEEPLETHTAENRST
Today I Learned Something New: International Development Through the Eyes of Students - During the year, as part of my work with the Canadian Co-operative Association, I visit schools and talk about co-operatives and communities in developing countries. I always appreciate the insights of the students, shared through comment sheets. From Taylor, Grade 8, PEI: "I thought it was really interesting to learn about the schools and I really liked it when she showed us how to wear all those clothes. I was surprised to hear how poor a lot of the people are. I thought a lot about the people after the big tsunami."
It's Easy to Cook - May will feature Chicken recipes. If you are watching calories and fats, here are some helpful tips:
· Try using low-sodium ingredients and salt substitutions to eliminate sodium without sacrificing flavor.
· Use chicken as a substitute in favorite recipes to lower fat and calories. For example, use chicken patties instead of regular ground beef or pork.
· Boil, roast, bake, grill or poach chicken.
· Sauté chicken in a small amount of chicken broth.
· Use non-stick cooking sprays or olive oil for pan frying.
· For more flavour and less fat, cook the chicken with the skin on to keep moisture in. Then remove the skin after cooking to reduce fat.
· White meat is lower in fat and calories than dart mean, but dark meat supplies more iron - a crucial nutrient, especially for women.
Southwest Chicken Salad
2 boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and cubed, 3/4 cup mayonnaise, ¼ cup chopped celery, chopped fresh cilantro to taste 1 (1 ounce), package taco seasoning mix
In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, mayonnaise, celery, cilantro and seasoning mix. Mix well. Cover bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.
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· I truly appreciated the opening quote by
Joyce Maynard. I have posted it to my refrigerator with my other
essential reminders. Have a good day. :-) K.T.,
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