2023 VAWC Annual Member Meeting

Join us! Our 14th Annual Member Meeting and Awards Ceremony

This event is free and open to the public. Register here. The event will be on Wednesday, April 26th from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.Our guest speaker – joining us via a video from Croatia – will be Sonja Novkovic (pictured above), who will speak about the Co-op Lifecycle Framework VAWC has been using to support its members. Dr. Novkovic (Ph.D., McGill University) is a Professor of Economics and Academic Director of the International Centre for Co-operative Management at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada. She is Chair of the International Cooperative Alliance’s Research Committee, and past president of the International Association for the Economics of Participation (IAFEP).We will also hear from VAWC Member Flat Iron Coffeehouse about their Table 7 program making food available to those who are food insecure. Finally, we will give out our 2023 VAWC Awards for the year, including the ‘Jesse Owens’ Fastest VAWC Payment Award, the ‘Emilia Romagna’ Cross Sector Collaboration Award and the ‘Julie Graham’ Solidarity and Culture of Enjoyment Award.

Special thanks to our lead sponsors, Neighboring Food Co-op AssociationShared Capital CooperativeRiver Valley Co-op, the International Centre for Co-operative ManagementFreedom Credit UnionNational Cooperative Bank and the Cooperative Fund of Northeast.

Thanks also to sponsors Valley Cooperative Business Association, the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, UMassFive Credit Union, Brattleboro Food Co-op, the Vermont Employee Ownership Center, and Mary Hoyer.