Week of Jan. 11 – Jan. 17, 2009, Vol. 4, No. 2
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This Week in Co-op Circles
ACA Co-operative in New Minas,
With the Dec. 19 opening of a new state-of-the-art pre-sort facility at
· The Wolfville Library is having a free sleepover to celebrate Family Literacy Day on Friday, January 23rd, and Valley Credit Union http://www.valleycreditunion.com is supplying the pizza. Valley libraries are also attempting to break the Guinness world record for “most children reading with an adult.” All local branches of the Annapolis Valley Regional Library will be participating in the Guinness World Record attempt this year, each branch in its own way.
The Sobey School of Business Master of
Management - Co-operatives and Credit Unions (MMCCU) program at Saint Mary’s
· Do legislation and public policy foster or hinder co-operatives?
· Do legislation and public policy reflect benefits of co-operatives to society?
· Does/should legislation and public policy for co-operatives differ from legislation and policy related to investor owned business?
· What are good or bad examples of legislation and public policy?
· Are there lessons from the global economic crisis?
Deadlines are: Abstract – must be received by March 31, 2009, Final Paper and presentation slides if applicable by June 1, 2009. For further information contact: Larry Haiven (902) 420 5082 ( email@example.com) or Tom Webb 902 496 8170 or 902 634 4536 (firstname.lastname@example.org) The symposium will be held June 18-20.
Trends - For someone who writes about trends, it certainly took me a long time to get my face on Facebook. Facebook, for the few who don’t know, is a social networking website for the rest of us. By that I mean, it appears to be more of a controlled atmosphere than MySpace, though that doesn’t preclude teens from joining Facebook in any way at all. You start out with a Facebook page that you create, then typically you invite others to become ‘friends’ of yours on Facebook, and when they do, you have access to their profile, and they have access to yours. My biggest surprise, perfectionist that I try to be, came during the days immediately following the creation of my page, when people I know began asking me to accept their invitation to become friends – brothers, sisters, in-laws and acquaintances – quite out of the blue. It’s a little bit disconcerting, until you begin to understand how Facebook works and how to limit its reach when you tell it to find your friends on Facebook. It will look in your email address book to suggest friends; it will suggest friends of your friends as friends of yours; it may even suggest people from your same networks: your old high school, your university – everything is fair game, unless you limit its reach to stay within your comfort zone (which eventually expands). I’m not there yet, but its coming. See more at www.facebook.com – Ron Levesque
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: “Today I learned how diverse the world is and how
little we know about these cultural and economical differences. I learned that
we can make a big difference by doing something very small. Very
inspirational and motivational.” - Kayu
Co-op Ed 101 – Last week I was in
Co-op Community Bulletin Board
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Feb 2 – 5, 2009 Institute for Co-operative Studies,
Contest of the Week – Last week Joanne Sheppard, NL, had the first of eight correct submissions. Was it too easy? Maybe, but we wanted to start off 2009 on a positive note.
Everyone who enters has their name placed in
the contest can for the month end draw. The Contest entry deadline each
week is Tuesday, 12 noon. Send your entry to email@example.com. Last week’s
contest: Inside each set of the following words, there is a pair of smaller
words. By putting & between them, lo & behold, you will make a familiar
phrase. For example, "Thighbone/Swallowtail" conceals "High
5. Thundershower/Intellectual What am I?
1. Live & Learn
2. Come & Go
3. Hill & Dale
4. Trial & Error
5. Show & Tell
This week’s contest: What am I?
You may praise your good fortune and curse all you hate,
Yet I rule all your chaos and gamble your fate.
By some I’m avoided by others I’m game,
Called by fat or slim, my meanings the same.
Hint: I’m dieing for you to guess!
Young Co-operators: The Buds on the Co-op Tree -
On January 2nd, a consensus-run young workers co-op in
- Erin Hancock
Co-op Cooking – If you are a fan of pestos, here are a couple of versions you might like to
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups fresh baby spinach, stems removed
3/4 cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup walnuts or pine nuts
6-oz Asiago cheese, grated
3 large cloves garlic, peeled and quartered
In food processor, combine 2 tbsp of the olive oil, spinach, basil, walnuts, cheese and garlic. Cover and process until nearly smooth, stopping processor and scraping sides as necessary. Drizzle in remaining olive oil until mixture is smooth. Place in airtight container, cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month. Makes about 1 3/4 cups. Note: To prepare in blender, coarsely chop spinach, basil, walnuts and garlic on cutting board. Place all ingredients in blender. Cover and blend until mixture is smooth.
1/2 cup Basil Pesto (see above), or purchased pesto
3 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and ground white pepper
In bowl, combine pesto, vinegar and lemon juice. Slowly add olive oil in a thin stream, whisking until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use (keeps about 3 days). Makes about 3/4 cup.- Glenna Weagle
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Next Co-op Circles: Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009