Tuesday, October 14, 2014


"Rekindle the passion for cooperatives and take that passion to the new generation."

This was the gist of the taped, advanced message to Philippine cooperatives of Michael Beall, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Cooperative Business Association, U.S.A.

Beall was interviewed during his visit to the home of Co-op TV (CCTV Ch. 47) last September 23, 2014 in the run up to the holding of the 3-day 12th National Cooperative Summit which will formally open tomorrow (Oct. 16, 2014) at Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu.

Scheduled to deliver a "Solidarity Message" at the opening ceremonies of the Summit, Beall in the interview, said:

"My message to cooperators that are gathering in a month, is to be passionate.  Take the passion and the cutting edge.  Be high tech, because high tech really does get to the heart of what young people under 35 (years old) want to see...

The high tech is what ___ to all of them.  But it is the heart, it is the passion that will keep them...

Beall's advice:  "Marry those passion and technology.  And I think Philippine cooperatives will go far and continue their journey to being a much more powerful and relevant part of the Philippine economy."

My take:  Here's to a successful and fruitful 12th National Cooperative Summit.  Learn and enjoy, and be safe.  (END).

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