2014 Co-op Leadership Camp Registration Open
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Registration is now open for this summer's Co-op Leadership Camp. Campers will enjoy a week at beautiful White Lake to learn about co-op, enhance leadership skills, learn skills for their futures, and make friends from across the state. Find out how your co-op can sponsor students to attend camp, giving them an incredible leadership experience that will impact their lives.
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Co-op Leadership Conference for Couples
Details are available for any co-op who would like to send a couple from their membership to the 2014 Co-op Leadership Conference. Reward a couple in your community with a weekend trip to a mountain resort to relax and learn more about co-ops.
Council Members Meet NASCAR's Ned Jarrett
Council members who attended April's Annual Meeting enjoyed an evening at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and dinner with Ned Jarrett, stock car driver and Hall of Famer that helped get NASCAR its start.
Larry Wilson Inducted to NC Cooperative Hall of Fame
The Council is proud to announce that Larry Wilson, retired CEO of Coastal Federal Credit Union and Council board member, was inducted to the NC Cooperative Hall of Fame at the 2014 Annual Meeting.
Meet the 2014 Co-op Couple of the Year
Bart and Theresa Keller of Deep Gap, NC, have been selected as the
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Cooperative Council of North Carolina’s Outstanding Couple of the Year for 2013 - 2014. They were selected from among North Carolina couples attending the Council’s annual Cooperative Leadership Conference at The Ridges Resort in Hiawassee, Georgia.
Mike Horton Honored
Mike Morton, Council Board Chairman, was honored with a special Co-op Service Award at the Cooperative Council's 2014 Annual Meeting in Charlotte for serving as Chairman of the Council Board for the past two years. This follows Morton's retirement on December 31, 2013, as CEO of Carolina Farm Credit.
NC Students to Serve at NICE
Two North Carolina students have been selected to attend the 2014 National Institute on Cooperative Education (NICE) as Student Leaders in July. Marie Jones of Raleigh and Evan Hill of Tarboro will travel to Virginia Tech for to help lead conference activities after exemplifying excellent leadership skills at last year's conference.
Farmer Co-op Pension Bill Passes
Cooperatives and supporting organizations across the country, including the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC), applauded House passage of H.R. 4275, the Cooperative and Small Employer Charity Pension Flexibility Act this past March. The legislation is identical to S. 1302, which the Senate passed in January, and is now awaiting President Obama for his signature.
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