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International Year of Co-operatives 2012 e-newsletter
2012, it’s Our Time to Shine!

4 October 2012

In this issue

Dear Valued Supporters and Friends,
   
Welcome to the October 2012 issue of Social Business Australia's IYC 2012 Australia e-newsletter:
    

  

- National Co-operatives Conference

- Building a Better Australia – 50 stories of co-operation

  

- National Co-op Leadership Awards Gala Dinner

- Big Co-op Conversations

Latest IYC 2012 & Co-op News

2012 Conference

National Co-operatives Conference
   
Last chance early bird registration still on offer, don't miss out!
    

National Co-operative Leadership Awards Gala Dinner
     
Maggie BeerMaster Chef and IYC 2012 supporter Maggie Beer will present the inaugural National Co-operative Leadership Awards. Please join us at the gala dinner on 25 October in Port Macquarie to hear Maggie's thoughts on food security and local produce, as we recognise Australia's outstanding co-operators.
     
Tickets are available for $150, with discounts offered for group bookings of ten or more. Please phone Megan McGill on 02 5525 1555 to register. 

Building a Better Australia – 50 stories of co-operation
    
Building a Better Australia – 50 stories of co-operationBuilding a Better Australia – 50 stories of co-operation looks at the businesses, people and thinking behind more than 50 of the nation's most interesting and diverse co-op enterprises. From the humble food co-ops to the mighty roadside assistance mutuals – Building a Better Australia is the first publication of its kind celebrating the co-operative way of doing business. 
    
The limited edition commemorative book is available from 25 October and will make a great gift to your members or colleagues as Christmas approaches. The book costs $49.95, with 30% discounts available on bulk orders of 50 or more. Delegates to the National Co-operatives Conference can order the book at a 20% discount.
    
Building a Better Australia
will be officially launched at the National Co-operatives Conference by celebrity chef Peter Russell-Clarke.

Big Co-op Conversations
    
Open DoorsSeptember saw some fantastic Big Co-op Conversations take place.
    

    
Coming up...

   
Want to know what's going on around the co-operative world? Read the
ICA October eDigest

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