Week of Nov. 12–
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Openings – “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” --Mark Twain www.twainquotes.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
On Nov. 6, more than 60 people attended the ceremony for a new 31,000
square foot full service co-op being constructed in
Expanding Your Back Yard – The
privatization of water is making life very precarious for people in poorer
nations. The people of
Governing For Tomorrow – How engaged are your co-op’s members in the governance and direction-setting of your co-operative? How healthy is engagement for the individual? For the co-op? Read Democracy and Member Engagement: Co-ops Not Immune to Democratic Deficit. http://www.coopscanada.coop/newsletter/CSR/index.html#DemocraticDeficit
What is Your Vision Statement? –
Co-op 101 Educational Links –As I
continued travelling through
Co-op Community Bulletin Board
-15, Global Microcredit
16-18, Taking Global to Local — The Canadian Worker Co-operative
Federation Annual Meeting and Conference,
17 – Dollars and Sense…..Ethical Fashions for the Socially Conscious – a
fundraiser for the Co-operative Development Foundation,
· Nov. 18 – Co-op Atlantic Fall Zone conference in Zone 5
Nov. 24 – 25 – La recherche sur les cooperatives a l’Universite
de Moncton Contact: André Leclerc,
165, boulevard Hébert Edmundston,
· 2007 - The 2007
National Community Economic Development Conference will be held in St. John’s,
Newfoundland, April 18-21, 2007, and is being organized by the Canadian CED
Network in partnership with local host Futures In Newfoundland and Labrador’s
Youth - Bring It Home: Building Communities from a Rock Foundation. Conference
organizers are inviting proposals specifically for four conference streams, as
well as other topics of interest. The four streams are: Technology and
CED, Youth and CED, Aboriginal CED, and
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Contest of the week - Announcing last week’s winner Cathy Darland,
CCC Record Street, Moncton, NB.We had eight correct answers this week. Thanks to everyone for sending in your entries. It’s nice to check our mail and find notes and letters along with the contest entries. Don’t forget. Everyone gets their name placed in the contest can and the lucky submission for November will be announced the first week in December. Contest entry deadline each week is Tuesday . Send your answer to email@example.com Last week’s Contest and answer: During Co-op Week and on Credit Union Day four friends decided to play paint ball. The paint came in blue, yellow, green, and red. Coincidentally, the four friends had T-shirts in those same colours. Brenda used blue paint balls. They had a lot of fun and decided to be co-operative and let everyone win .The person in the green T-shirt used yellow paint balls. They decided next year to get 7 players and do the rainbow flag colors. James was not wearing a red T-shirt which matched his red hair. Diane used green paint balls and wore a blue T-shirt. Simon was the only person who used paint which was the same colour as his T-shirt which everyone wore when their picture was taken for their local newspaper. Can you tell which colour paint they each used and the colour of their respective T-shirts? Answer:
Brenda Yellow T-shirt Blue Paint
James Green T-shirt Yellow Paint
Dianne Blue T-shirt Green Paint
Simon Red T-shirt Red Paint
This week’s Contest: If March = 43 and May = 39, then by the same logic, what does July equal?
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.
Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle
This is a new twist on trifle and a popular fall recipe and it is best to make it a day ahead. It is lovely served in clear glass dishes.
1 pan of gingerbread made from your favourite
recipe or a mix. Bake and cool.
1 package cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
1 (30-ounce) can pumpkin pie filling
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 (12-ounce) container co-op frozen whipped topping
6 gingersnap cookies (optional
Bake the gingerbread and cool completely.
Prepare the pudding and set aside to cool.
Stir the pumpkin pie filling, sugar, and cinnamon into the pudding. Break up half of gingerbread into the bottom of a large glass bowl. Pour half of the pudding mixture over the gingerbread. Then add a layer of whipped topping. Repeat with the remaining gingerbread, pudding, and whipped topping. Sprinkle the top with crushed gingersnaps, if desired. Refrigerate overnight.
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