This award recognizes the achievements of a Co-op member who demonstrates the ideals embodied in the Cooperative Principle “Concern for Community.”
The Cooperative Principles, defined by the International Cooperative Alliance, are the guidelines by which modern cooperatives put their values into practice. The seventh principle, “Concern for Community,” states that “Cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities, through policies approved by their members.”
The late Allen and Nan King joined the Hanover Co-op in 1941 and were active Co-op members for over 50 years, bringing lively discussion and sage points of view to decades of annual meetings, as well as serving on the Board of Directors and as Board presidents. Both were avid believers in the cooperative model, and both contributed to the local – and wider – community in many ways.
Co-op members are encouraged to submit for consideration the names of Co-op members who have shown a commitment to sustaining or enhancing the well-being of their respective communities.
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The recipient will be honored at the Co-op's annual meeting with $500 for the charity of his or her choice. The past years recipient was Meredith Smith who donated her award to the nonprofit Mascoma Lakeside Park
Carolyn and Milt Frye