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REMINDER: Vote Now! 2014 NCBA CLUSA Board Elections Close on August 29th!

Have you voted yet? Online elections for the 2014 NCBA CLUSA Board of Directors close in just a few days on August 29. All NCBA CLUSA members in good standing are invited to cast their votes. Email Director of Member Relations Thomas Bowen to receive your login credentials if you did not receive them via email on August 4.

Candidates include: Joseph G. Bergeron, Cornelius Blanding, Linda Brockway, Carla Decker, Charles Forman, Esteban Kelly, Maria Miller, Dave Swanson, Ed Yaker and Karen Zimbelman. —Click here to meet the candidates.


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NCBA TALKS 2014

NCBA TALKS 2014

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  THUMB 01 Preparing Your Cooperative for a Worry-Free Audit

So the “love letter” we all dread has finally come in the mail: The IRS or state Department of Revenue has picked your cooperative for audit. Now what? Here are some pointers to keep in mind as you prepare your cooperative for an audit.

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  THUMB 01 Webinar: Learn About the 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives

Two upcoming webinars hosted by NCBA CLUSA will introduce attendees to the leading economic platform for cooperative managers—the 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives

Plan now to attend on Thursday, August 21 or Wednesday, September 3. Click on a date to register today! 

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  THUMB 01 Cooperatives Acting as Agents for Peace Worldwide

Cooperative Principle 7, Concern for Community, summarizes how co-ops help bring sustainable development and stability to communities worldwide. Co-operative News published this report about co-ops in Israel, Palestine, Nepal and Sri Lanka that are providing solutions to income inequality, community disruption, food security and other challenges: 

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  THUMB 01 Electric Co-ops' Scholarship Fund Helps Struggling Coal Miners Retool

A scholarship fund organized by electric co-ops in Kentucky is helping laid-off coal miners re-tool and find stable jobs as linemen. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association posted this story about a recent scholarship recipient:  

When Chris Smith lost his job at a coal mine in Hazard, Kentucky, his fortunes improved.

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  THUMB 01 Hawaii’s Only Electric Co-op Recovers from Double Hurricane Threat

In early August 2014, the collective islands of Hawaii faced two back-to-back hurricanes that threatened severe damage.  Derrill Holly of Electric Co-op Today reported on the efforts of Hawaii’s only electric cooperative, which moved quickly to handle outages caused by hurricane Iselle and braced for more potential problems from Hurricane Julio, which eventually spared the islands.

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  THUMB 01 CoBank Joins USDA in New Public-Private Partnership Focused On Rural Infrastructure Investment

In July 2014, NCBA CLUSA member CoBank, a cooperative bank serving agribusinesses, rural infrastructure providers and Farm Credit associations throughout the United States announced that it has joined with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the formation of a new public-private partnership focused on infrastructure investment in rural America.

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NCBA CLUSA would like to thank the following sponsors of this year’s Annual and Purchasing Cooperatives Conferences.
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NCBA CLUSA Upcoming Events  

 
Planning for a Worry-Free Audit
2014-Aug-20 02:00 pm - to - 2014-Aug-19 03:00 pm
 
 
 
 
Latest Web Trends for Planning a Re-Design
2014-Aug-28 02:00 pm - to - 2014-Aug-19 03:00 pm
 
 
 
 
2014 Purchasing Cooperatives Conference
2014-Sep-08 10:00 am - to - 2014-Sep-10 12:30 pm
 
 
 
2014 Annual Cooperative Conference
2014-Sep-09 01:45 pm - to - 2014-Sep-11 11:45 am
 
 
 
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About NCBA CLUSA
The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the trade association for cooperative businesses in the United States and an international development organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector education, technical assistance, and advocacy that helps co-ops thrive. For nearly 100 years, NCBA CLUSA has sought to advance and protect cooperative enterprises, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals and families. In the last 60 years, NCBA CLUSA has worked in over 100 countries in the areas of food security, agricultural development, strengthening of communities and farmer organizations, community-based health, natural resources management, and empowerment of smallholder farmers, women, and youth. We currently work in 15 countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.
 
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