Registration is now open for NCBA CLUSA’s 2023 Annual Membership Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, May 2, 2023 from 3-4:30 pm EDT. While this year’s meeting will once again be available virtually, we invite members in the DMV area to join us in person at NCBA CLUSA headquarters in Washington, DC for a watch party followed by a post-event reception.
This annual member event is a key opportunity to reflect on how NCBA CLUSA has advanced its mission to develop, advance and protect cooperative enterprise over the past year. Even more importantly, the Annual Membership Meeting is a chance for us to renew our commitment to our members and the broader cooperative community to support and empower your work in building a diverse, equitable and inclusive economy.
Our meeting this year will highlight NCBA CLUSA’s 70 years of development work, beginning in 1953 when the association first began working with Indian farmers who later formed the Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative (IFFCO), revolutionizing India’s fertilizer industry and becoming the world’s largest member-owned fertilizer cooperative. Since then, NCBA CLUSA has worked in 100+ countries in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia, building resilient communities, creating economic opportunities and strengthening cooperatives. At this year’s Annual Membership Meeting, we’ll hear from some of the key voices driving that work over the decades and into the future.
We’ll also hear from NCBA CLUSA’s Board Chair Carla Decker and president and CEO Doug O’Brien; celebrate the winners of the Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF)’s 2023 Co-op 5K; and announce the results of the 2023 Board of Directors election.
Read about this year’s candidates and be sure to cast your vote by April 20. As a member of NCBA CLUSA, this is your opportunity to help choose the leaders who will guide and inspire the association’s future impact.