Report of the Membership Department

    This document has been made available in electronic format
         by the International Co-operative Alliance ICA 
                         October, 1996

     (Source: Review of International Co-operation,
     Vol.89, No.3/1996, p.13)


                       Marie-Claude Baan
                        Vivianne Dubini

New Member Organisations
Further to the Board meetings held in Manchester (Sept. 95),
Miami (Dec. 95) and Beijing (June 96), the following
co-operative organisations became members:


Co-operative Bank of Kenya.


Bolivia, Cooperativa Multiactiva La Merced Ltda.

Brazil, Associacao de Orientacao as Cooperativas do
Nordeste (ASSOCENE)

Brazil, Confederacao Brasileira das Cooperativas de

Colombia, Seguros La Equidad

Costa Rica, Consorcio Cooperativo de Consumo Cartagines

El Salvador, Federacion de Asociaciones Cooperativas de
Ahorro y Credito (FEDECACES)

Honduras, Federacion de Cooperativas de Ahorro y Credito

United States, Ohio Farm Bureau

United States, Nationwide Insurance Enterprise


Republic of Korea, National Forestry Co-operatives

Tonga, Tonga Co-operative Federation

During the reporting period, 5 member organisations were
either dissolved, withdrawn or suspended from membership until
full subscriptions arrears are paid and 5 members were
expelled following non-payment of membership subscriptions for
two or more consecutive years. There are presently 211
national members in 91 countries plus 6 international members.