The Virginia Cooperative Council will host its first in person meeting since the March 2020 Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 30 at The Place in Glen Allen. Our keynote speaker is Thomas Beckett of Carolina Common Enterprise and we’ll also present Cooperative Leadership Awards. The Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. and costs $30, payable at the door.
2022 Virginia Institute on Cooperative Education applications being accepted through Feb. 18, 2022
The Virginia Cooperative Council held its 2021 Annual Meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, March 2. Members re-elected Brad Brown, Dustin Francis and Brian Wolfe ot three-year terms. Katie Bell of Colonial Farm Credit also was elected to serve. Agreeing to serve another year as officers, Brad Brown will continue as President, Adam Shiflett as Vice President and Jessica Harris as Secretary. In his remarks, Brad paid tribute to retiring board members Jim Belfield and Richard Johnstone, who have each provided decades of service to Virginia cooperatives and the Council.
Keynote presenter Adam Ford with Rockingham Cooperative shared the fascinating history of one of Virignia’s first cooperatives, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Visit www.shoprockinghamcoop.com for commemorative logo items and the history book Adam said COVID-19 gave him time to research and write, “The House that Cooperation Built” (also available at all co-op locations). All virtual annual meeting participants had a chance to win in a door prize drawing.