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RCCs meeting at the Co-operative Retail Conference 9/10/11 March 2018

Jim Cooke, Head of the Foundation - gave an inspiring talk about their work with young people and co-operating together to their economic and social advantage and how grants and funding through the Foundation supports their development.  www.coopfoundation.org.uk.  Further call for projects later in 2018.  Each Regional Council gave an overview of their activity.  Sarah Kirkpatrick from Co-operatives East, Tanya Noon from Co-operatives East Midlands and Carl Taylor from Co-operatives West Midlands.  Carl is CEO of BCHS, co-operative housing.  The meeting agreed to build their relationships to work more closely together and also with wider co-operative organisations nationally.  A set of outcomes were defined and an action plan was agreed together.

This was followed by the Co-operative Retail Conference weekend event designed to inform members of Societies of recent data and projects relating to the co-operative economy, challenges and the increasing relevance of defining and giving out a clear messaging of the “co-operative difference” on the High Street  - Steve Murrells, CEO from the Co-op, talked of greater collaboration within the sector and “marching to the same beat”.

Our member, Central England Co-operative Society, profiled their recently awarded project on social impact and return on investment to their communities and members.  A video of the project will be made available.  

Social Media Training Session and Annual General Meeting Wednesday 20 June 2018

10.00 AM TO 12 NOON – TRAINING

12 NOON – LUNCH

12.30 PM - AGM

(Coffee from 9.30 am)

 

TO TAKE PLACE AT THE JOSEPH WRIGHT ROOM,

THE COUNCIL HOUSE, DERBY CITY COUNCIL, CORPORATION STREET,

DERBY DE1 2FS

Training: “HOW TO RAISE YOUR PROFILE THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA”

Facilitator: DAVID GREEN – GREEN PEPPER

 

AGM:

Welcome and Introductions

Apologies

Annual Review

Appointment of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary/Treasurer

To accept Financial Report

 

Meeting will close by 1.30pm

 

To RESERVE a place and to assist with catering arrangements, please advise Jenny de Villiers on jdevilliers@btinternet.comearly booking appreciated!

Any mobility requirements then please let me know

Grateful thanks are expressed to the members of Co-operatives East Midlands for their continued support.

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The theme for the 2018 International Day of Co-operatives has been unveiled

2nd February 2018

The theme for the 2018 International Day of Co-operatives has been unveiled The theme for the 2018 International Day of Co-operatives is “sustainable consumption and production of goods and services“. It gives an opportunity for co-operatives to show how they run successful businesses while respecting our natural environment and the resources it offers. The theme…

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