Week of Oct. 5 – Oct. 11, 2008, Vol. 3, No. 42
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This Week in Co-op Circles
There’s an old joke I’ve been reminded of in the past couple of weeks. It goes
like this: “If I owe the bank $500 and I can’t pay them back, I have a problem;
if I owe the bank $500,000 and can’t pay them back, they have a problem”. Boy,
do they have a problem. I’ve never been a big fan of easy credit and the past
weeks’ financial sector meltdown in the
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. This week: -
Out of the Ordinary – Project 10 to the 100th: Do you have an idea to promote? Something to change the world and make it a better place through co-operation? www.project10tothe100.com. Through its Project 10 to the 100th initiative, Google is calling for ideas to change the world. The purpose of the project is to identify great ideas and bring them to life, and Google is committing $10 million to fund up to five ideas selected by an advisory board. Only individuals can submit ideas, which will be evaluated based on five criteria:
Reach: How many people would this idea affect?
Depth: How deeply are people impacted? How urgent is the need?
Attainability: Can this idea be implemented within a year or two?
Efficiency: How simple and cost-effective is your idea?
Longevity: How long will the idea's impact last?
The submission deadline is October 20th, 2008. For more information, visit: www.project10tothe100.com.
Co-op Ed 101 -Be sure to Vote on OCTOBER 14. With only one week before the federal election, I would like to suggest that all our Canadian readers follow this link to the web site of the Canadian Co-operative Association and read the RECOMMENDATIONS for the Federal government on community economic development and social economy:
Only once in approximately every four years do we have the chance to at least have the ear of the members of parliament from our local areas who will be making decisions on our behalf. This is the time to ask them if they know about co-ops and ask how they plan to support co ops and community economic development. Even if you do not feel comfortable having this discussion, you can at least print off the RECOMMENDATIONS and give them to the candidates in your riding. According to the media this election may be close, and so is a good time to make sure your voice is heard. VOTE!!!! – Maureen MacLean
Co-op Community Bulletin Board
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Nov. 7-9 - The North American Students of Co-operation annual
institute (learning gathering) is being held from in
Nov 13-15 – Canadian Worker Co-op Federation AGM and Conference,
Nov 15, 2008 – CUSO’s Dance for the World
Feb 2 – 5, 2009 Institute for Co-operative Studies,
Contest of the Week – Last week’s
contest winner was Marty Frost, BC. Congratulations, Marty! Last week’s
contest: I have provided you with some simple sentences that
contain words with the letter 'K' in them. Your job is to figure out what the
missing word is. 1. Some employees have a K --- K for K -------- to their
bosses. 2. It's not good business sense to sell a - K
--- of wool for a --- K -- . 3. The snowmobile crossed the K ----- K - at ----
K --- K speed. 4. The student was expelled for carrying a K ---- in his --- K
--- K. Answer: 1. Some employees have a knack
for kowtowing to their bosses. 2. It's not good
business sense to sell a skein of wool for a nickel. 3. The snowmobile crossed
Young Co-operators: The Buds on the Co-op Tree - Since 2004, Saskatoon-based Concentra Financial has offered the Dennis Lyster Leadership Bursary for a student pursuing studies and research in co-operatives. There is still time to prepare your application, as the deadline is October 17. Find the application form at http://www.concentrafinancial.ca/forms/701-025.pdf Questions can be directed to Shauna MacNeil at firstname.lastname@example.org - Erin Hancock
Co-op Cooking – Carrots, potatoes and
lots of other root veggies are now coming into the kitchen and the flavour of fresh veggies from the garden is not to be equalled. Here's an easy method for preparing these
vegetables, especially for a crowd. The recipe will easily give 6 to 8
servings, but may be adjusted to whatever size you
Roasted Fall Root Vegetables
4 lbs of mixed root vegetables (carrots, potatoes, beets, sweet potatoes, turnips, rutabagas, yams and parsnips to name a few), in any combination.
1 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 tsp dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste
Peel and cut vegetables into 1/2-inch cubes. Place in large bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Toss to mix well. Place in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake at 375F for 40 to 45 minutes (until vegetables are slightly browned and can be easily pierced with a fork). - Glenna Weagle
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Next Co-op Circles: Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008