**************** Co-op People **************** Senator Bob Dole, received the National Co-operative Business Association's (NCBA) prestigious Honoured Co-operator award on Thursday, January 26, in Washington, D.C. The award is presented each January to a Member of Congress who has demonstrated support for co-operatives on Capitol Hill. Jean-Francois Hoffelt, is taking over the General Secretariat of Febecoop from January 1st. The former General Secretary, Roger Ramaekers, will become Chairman of the Federation, assisted in this task by two Vice-Chairmen: Jacques Forest (Chairman of the Association of European Co-operative and Mutual Insurers) and William Janssens (Chairman of the European Union of Social Pharmacies). Michael Kitchen, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the CUNA Mutual Group and the Century Companies of America, headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. Kitchen is currently President of The CUMIS Group of Canada and a member of the Board of Credit Union Central of Canada Birgitta Lindstrom, Folksam's International Secretary, will be leaving the Swedish co-operative insurance company in March to work as a consultant to Thierry Jeantet, Managing Director of EURESA, the joint venture of five European co-operative and mutual insurance companies. Folsam's Chief Executive, Hakan Tidlund, has announced that her international work at Folksam, including liaison with ICA, ICMIF, and membership on the Board of the Swedish Co-operative Centre, will be assumed by Ellis Wohlner. Rt Hon Alfred Morris AO QSO MP, has been awarded the U.K. Co-operative Movement's highest national honour by being elected President of the Co-operative Congress. He will preside over the 1995 Co-operative Congress, the annual "parliament" of the Co-op, which will be held in Edinburgh from May 28 to 30. Joon-Hyang Ryuh, Vice prsident of Korean Federation of Community Credit Co-operatives, was elected as Chairman and President of KFCC on February 28, 1995. Kyu-E Lee, Chairman and President of Korean Federation of Community Credit Cooperatives will retire from both positions on March 14, 1995. Robby Tulus, was recently made the official representative of the Canadian Co-operative Association effective this January 16, 1995. He will continue his work from the CCA's Manila office as Senior Policy Advisor of the International Co-operative Alliance as well as the CCA, for the Asia Pacific region. All future communication and correspondence should be sent to the new CCA Representative Office at: 42 Eisenhower Street; Greenhills, San Juan 1502; Metro Manila, Philippines. Tel. / fax: 63-2-722-9305. ***Obituaries*** George Ganneby, first President of the International Co-operative and Associated Tourism Organisation (TICA), died on 22 February 1995, quietly in his sleep. William Pascoe, ("Will") Watkins, the "Grand Old Man" of British Co-operation, died on January 1, 1995 at the age of 101. Wolfgang Seibt, head of the department Participation and Projects in VdK (Federation of Consumer Co-operatives, Germany) died in on February 11 1995 following a long and serious illness.