Week of Sept. 16 – Sept. 22, 2007, Vol. 2, No. 48
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Openings – “If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.” — Anita Roddick www.anitaroddick.com/ 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
Members at Consumers Community Co-operative locations in
The 2007 AGM and Conference of the Canadian Worker Co-op Federation
will be held in
Members at all Consumers Community Co-operative locations are
holding their fall member association meetings in late September. Topics for
discussion included an update on operations and local council activities, as well
as amalgamation with Co-op Atlantic. Members elected delegates to attend a
special member meeting in
Family Place, a family resource centre, in Summerside
and the Co-op Development Foundation of Canada, will be hosting a
fundraiser on October 12th at 6:30 pm at the French School, École-sur-Mer, on 5 avenue Maris Stella
in Summerside. Evening fun begins at 6:30 pm
and promises to be a family affair. A variety of talented entertainers
including vocalist Danalee Lynch and the singing
trio, North Meets South, composed of Dr. Jim
Dickson, Rachel Ellsworth and Catherine Dickson, will entertain guests.
Local models will don trendy fashions from Frenchy’s.
A silent auction with more than 40 items will tempt even the most discerning
collector. Guests will have a chance at winning door prizes and delicious
finger foods and refreshments will be provided. The Summerside
family resource centre,
The documentary, Black Gold, <blackgoldmovie.com>
was shown free of charge recently at St Francis Xavier University
in Antigonish, NS. The event was hosted by Just Us! Coffee Roasters www.justuscoffee.com , the Just Us! Development
and Education Society (JUDES) and the Coady
International Institute. Jeff Moore, a founder of Just Us! and Tadesse Meskela,
general manager of the Oromia Coffee Farmers
Collective Union in
Trends – There is no hiding the fact
that the green movement is making some strides in food production and
distribution. But there is a very, very long way to go before the majority of
food production and distribution is as efficient as possible – i.e. leaves the
smallest carbon footprint and still appeals to a critical mass of food buyers.
Across the pond – if you are reading this from
Circle of Life - Farmers’ Market of
Waste Not Tips: Throwing away school lunches - Student who don’t like their lunches just leave them on the bus or throw them away. Parents never know. Recently, I attended a presentation by a local dietician on “Packing lunches to go”. She suggested that students make a list of what they want in the lunch but it has to be nutritious, not junk food. They can go shopping at the grocery store and help select a 5-day lunch list and as soon as they are able, helping the night before to pack the lunch. Everybody wins!! – MM More next week!
What is Your Vision Statement?
–This week, a vision statement from Common Greens in
for communities that already have a market and for those that want to start one. Its vision: “Our most sincere aim is to have each community enjoy, utilize and rely upon its farmers
market not only for food but also for wellbeing.” http://commongreens.comSend your co-operative or credit union vision statement to News1@nbnet.nb.ca
Young Co-operators: The Buds on the Co-op Tree - The National Young Leaders Committee of the Canadian Credit Union System have been quite active over the past couple of years. Their vision is “to make the credit union system the number one employer for young leaders in the financial services industry.” In May of 2006, they released a report that detailed how to harness talent and leadership for young employees of credit unions, which was a result of their Task Force deliberations (report available at http://www.cucentral.ca/YoungLeaders06). This year they have initiated a database to document all young leaders in the credit union system, so if you or someone involved in your credit union should be included in this database, visit http://www.cucentral.ca/NYL_DB_July07 . – Erin Hancock
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
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 feature Calgary Co-op. Locally
owned and operated, Calgary Co-op is one of the largest retail co-operatives in
Co-op Community Bulletin Board
· September 20 – Member Association Meeting – CCC Braemore, 7 PM, St Ninian’s Place, Antigonish, NS
September 24 – Member Association Meeting –
· September 24 – Member Association Meeting – CCC Sydney, 6:30 PM, Steel Workers Hall
September 24 – Member Association Meeting –
· September 25 – Member Association Meeting – CCC Corridor, 6:30 PM, Shubenacadie Legion
· September 25 – Member Association Meeting – CCC Saint John, 7 PM, Saint Mark’s Church
September 26 – Member Association Meeting – CCC Carol Wabush, 8 PM,
· September 26 – Member Association Meeting – CCC Central Farmers Rustico, 7 PM, Rustico Lions Club
· September 26 – Member Association Meeting – CCC Ken Val, 7 PM, Saint Mark’s Church Hall
September 27 – Member Association Meeting – CCC Consumers and
· September 27 – Member Association Meeting – CCC Mid Valley, 7 PM, Carleton Civic Center
September 27-30 – Atlantic Co-operative Youth Leadership camp, Camp Gencheff,
· September 27 - the Credit Union Atlantic Fall Classic Golf Tournament in support of Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia. The tournament takes place at Oakfield Golf & County Club https://www.cua.com/
· November 22-24 CWCF's
AGM/Conference “Community Sustainaibility &
http://coopzone.coop/en/node/2022. It will be updated with details
Remember to send news items and bulletin board items to News1@nbnet.nb.ca
Contest of the week – Last week, the first three correct submissions all arrived in the mail box at almost the same time: Catherine Ann Fuller, NS, Ron Levesque NB, and David Kerr, MB. Well done!! Contest entry deadline each week is Tuesday, 12 noon. Send your answer to email@example.com. All entries will be place in the “Contest Can” for the month end draw. Last week’s contest: Three people check into a hotel. They pay $30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager suddenly remembers that the room rate is $25 and gives $5 to the bellboy to return to the people. On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that $5 would be difficult to share among three people so he pockets $2 and gives $1 to each person. Now each person paid $10 and got back $1. So they paid $9 each, totalling $27. The bellboy has $2, totalling $9. Where is the missing $1? Answer: We have to be careful what we are adding together. Originally, they paid $30, they each received back $1, thus they now have only paid $27. Of this $27, $25 went to the manager for the room and $2 went to the bellboy. This week’s contest: Last week, I painted a one-foot cube block of wood, using red paint. Yesterday, I decided to cut this cube into smaller blocks, each 3 inches wide. How many of these smaller cubes had red paint on:
a) 4 of the sides?
b) 3 of the sides?
c) 2 of the sides?
d) 1 of the sides?
e) 0 of the sides?
Co-op Cooking – Here’s something that goes great with roast beef or steak.
1/4-inch thick slice of eggplant or portobello mushroom
1/4-inch thick slice of red onion
1/4-inch thick slice of Bocconcini cheese
1/4-inch thick slice tomato
grated Asiago cheese
Assemble stacks by layering eggplant or mushroom, onion, Bocconcini cheese and tomato. Place stacks on cookie sheet and sprinkle with grated Asiago cheese. Bake at 375F for about 20 minutes, until cheese melts and veggies soften.- Glenna Weagle
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Next Co-op Circles: Wednesday, September 26, 2007