The NASCO Active Member Retreat will take place in-person November 4-6 in Ann Arbor, MI. Every NASCO member cooperative is encouraged to send at least one person to represent their co-op at NASCO's Annual General Meeting (AGM). Co-ops may also register additional people for the non-voting parts of the retreat. During the retreat, NASCO member reps will learn new skills, participate in cooperative movement visioning activities, and make connections with other cooperators. AGM reps will receive free registration to the Member Retreat.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is where NASCO members can voice their opinions and engage in NASCO’s governance. It is also the forum for active members to nominate and elect an Active Member Representative, who serves a one-year term on the NASCO board of directors. AGM delegates will receive a reduction in their registration fees (1 per co-op). This year’s AGM will be free and open to attend for any member of an Active Member Co-op.
Active Member Retreat Schedule
All times listed in Eastern time
Friday, November 4th
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Check-in and Welcome Social
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Cooperative Game Night
Saturday, November 5th
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | Check-in and Morning Social
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Welcome and Kick-off
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Intro to NASCO Member Services 2022-2023
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Co-op Check-in Breakout Groups
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM | Group Brainstorm
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Lunch on the town and optional discussion groups
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Anti-oppression in Co-ops Forum
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM | Break
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM | Cooperative Movement Visioning
5:45 PM - 6:00 PM | Day One Closing
Sunday, November 6th*
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM | Coffee and Arrival
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Day Two Kickoff
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | Movement Visioning "Bike Rack"
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM | Next Steps - Carrying the Conversations Forward
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Lunch (boxed lunch will be provided with room to spread out to eat)
12:30 PM - 4:15 PM | Annual General Meeting (with virtual call-in option available)
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM | Wrap-up and Goodbyes
*Note: Sunday is the start of Daylight Savings Time. Be sure to roll back your clocks!