Co-op People (1997)

This document has been made available in electronic form
by the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA)
April, 1997
(Source: ICA News, Issue No.1/1997, pp. 8)

			Co-op People

The Administrative Council of the Confederation des caisses 
populaires et d'Economie Desjardins of Quebec re-elected 
Claude Beland as President of the Mouvement des caisses 
Desjardins (Canada) for a third three-year term of office in 
January of this year. Mr. Beland was first elected to this position 
in January 1987. Mr Beland is also Chairman of the International 
Co-operative Banking Association, a Specialised Body of the ICA 
and a member of the ICA Board.

Jan Fencl has been re-elected as Chairman of the Association of 
Agricultural Co-operatives and Companies in the Czech Republic 
at the Annual General Meeting on 29 November 1996.

MEP Pauline Green, Leader of the Socialist Group in the European 
Parliament, has been elected President of the next UK Co-operative 
Congress  to be held in Cardiff from 25 to 27 May.

(Source: Cooperative News, Jan. 1997)

Nora Sobolow has been appointed as the new Executive Director 
of the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA). She was seconded 
by the Credit Union Central of Canada and the two organisations are 
exploring opportunities for working more closely, especially in the area 
of government affairs and policy. Ms. Sovolow remains as Vice-
President, Government Affairs and Policy at CUCU. Her e-mail 
addres is

(Source: Inter Sector Volume 1 Winter 96/97)

Peter Vrisk has been elected President of the Zadruzna Zveza Slovenije, 
the Co-operative Union of Slovenia.