The NASCO Cooperative Hall of Fame, created in 1989, honors the best of our movement. Our hope is to use the Hall of Fame as a means for NASCO member co-ops to provide broader recognition to individuals who have had a truly significant impact.
As a member of the NASCO community, you may have knowledge of someone past or present who is deserving of recognition. Nominations can honor people that perhaps should have been recognized long ago: a co-op founder, a long-time member or employee or any other significant contributor. We are also eager to show that current members and staff can have a similar impact on their cooperatives, so we make a special effort to induct some individuals who are current or recent 'movers and shakers'.
A committee of NASCO board members, advisors, and former honorees will select inductees to the Hall of Fame for 2017. The induction ceremony will take place on the Saturday evening of NASCO Institute, November 11, 2017.
If you cannot think of anyone from your co-op to honor in the Hall of Fame this year, we encourage you to think of all of your day-to-day co-op heroes who keep things running smoothly. Since we recognize that a functional co-op requires people to go above-and-beyond every day, we'll be creating a separate space to honor these contributions at the Institute this year. Who will you recognize? How do you honor folks who go the extra mile in your home communities?