It’s Co-op Week! Preview this Week’s Events


Happy Co-op Week! For those of you joining us this afternoon for NCBA CLUSA’s 102nd Annual Membership Meeting—whether you’re here in our offices or joining us virtually—welcome!

Thank you for being part of a pivotal conversation on how co-ops are creating opportunities for broader participation and more sustainable growth in their communities.

If you’re in the Washington, D.C. area this week, be sure to attend the Cooperative Development Foundation’s Issues Forum and Hall of Fame Inductee Panel at the National Press Club tomorrow afternoon.

Home care services for seniors and the disabled is expected to become the fastest-growing sector of the labor market. During this year’s Issues Forum, learn how cooperatives are improving working conditions for caregivers and quality of care for seniors and the disabled.

Scheduled for 1:30-3:15 p.m., the Issues Forum includes a keynote presentation by David Hammer, Executive Director of the ICA Group. A panel discussion to follow—moderated by Alison Powers of Capital Impact Partners—will feature Tracy Dudzinski, Deborah Schultz, Margaret Bau and Courtney Berner.

Following the Issues Forum, NCBA CLUSA president & CEO Doug O’Brien will moderate the Hall of Fame Inductee Panel, featuring this year’s inductees to the Cooperative Hall of Fame: Rudy Hanley, retired president and CEO of SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, Rosemary Mahoney, cooperative business consultant, Marilyn Scholl, retired manager of CDS Consulting Cooperative and Paul Bradley, founder and president of ROC® USA.

Observed annually during the first week of May, Co-op Week provides participants a wide variety of opportunities to celebrate and advance the cooperative movement.

Look for full coverage of Co-op Week in next week’s Co-op Weekly, published Tuesday, May 8. If you aren’t already a Co-op Weekly subscriber, sign up now!

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