Details of our 5th Annual General Meeting are now available!
Please join us for our guest speaker, Av Singh, prior to the AGM meeting proper.
A detailed agenda is available in our event page.
Our AGM has been scheduled for , April 23rd, at the Holiday Inn, Truro.
The doors will open at 6:30 pm. Call to order at 7:00 pm.
6:30 pm Doors open
7:00 pm Call to open meeting
Director nominations from the floor are welcomed
Q & A
8:30pm AGM closes (anticipated time)
For more information or to RSVP please contact: Edna Foster, Meeting Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-661-4366.
The details of our 2015 AGM have been released. Please read the details of the event on our events page.
You can buy a share of local grass fed beef through GRUp…
Beef Market Share deliveries (including bone broth), are arranged using pre-existing food safe transportation, Fridays in Amherst, Saturdays in Tatamagouche, River John and New Glasgow and ~ monthly to Truro, Enfield, Halifax, Dartmouth and Tantallon by special arrangement.”
Any one wanting to sign up can do so by email email@example.com , or phoning or texting 9022973573
CSA Sign-Up Day is a day for all of us who share a passion for good, clean, fair food to work together to encourage citizens to invest in a Community Support Agriculture (CSA) share. Check out the link below to read more about it, and sign up for a CSA share today! (Or on Saturday) J
Every year the Ecology Action Centre updates their list of CSAs that operate across the province- it looks like this:
The 2014 Annual General Meeting AGM for our co-operative is scheduled for Sunday, April 27th, 2014 at 5 pm at the Tatamagouche Centre in Tatamagouche.
Guest speaker Yuri Montanholi, Assistant Professor Department of Plant and Animal Sciences, Dalhousie Universtiy (Beef Research Chair) has volunteered to talk on ‘Beef Research in the Maritimes’ immediately following registration.
We hope to start the business meeting proper by 5:40 pm.
Director nominations will be finalized at the meeting and we hope to vote (members only) at 6:15 pm leaving enough time for additional questions and suggestions before the GM foods Speaker tour at 7 pm, also at the Tatamagouche Centre.
If you have a “New Business” item, or director nomination letting us know (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 7:30 on Tuesday the 22nd.
Member update packets will be available at the meeting and sent out by preferably electronically (to save costs) after the meeting to those who request the same.
Just Us Coffee and Tea (and cooked Linden Leas beef snacks) will be available.
Offer a ride, need a ride: let us know too.
You can RSVP to let us know you’re coming.
We hope to see you there!
We have two options for this year’s AGM. We need your help to ensure we plan a session that works for most people. Please provide your input below to help us plan the event. We will confirm the date and time next week.
Tatamagouch – Sunday April 27th at 5pm at the Tatamagouch Centre. This meeting time will precede a presentation on GMO/GE Foods & Health and provides an opportunity to attend both.
Truro – Monday April 28th at 7pm at the Perennia building, Innovation Park.
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Interested in learning more about the impacts of genetic engineering on our food? Join Dr. Thierry Vrain and Mr. Tony Mitra for a presentation and discussion about the concerns of GE foods and how you can take action.
Sunday April 27, 2014
The conversation is growing around our food and how it affects our health. There are many anecdotal accounts of food as medicine. In a recent Tedx talk Dr. Katherine Reid discusses her experience and journey in looking at the direct link between food and autism.
Dr. Reid takes us on an intriguing journey of diet changes that diminished her daughter’s autistic behaviors. She reveals an association between a common ingredient in the Western diet and many chronic illnesses that plague a number of countries. Dr. Reid tells the story that lead to her founding Unblind My Mind.
By participating and investing in Grass Roots Up Cooperative, you can be a part of ensuring, sustainable, local food, grown from the natural bounty and grass advantage remains part of the food system in Nova Scotia. You can be part of positive and lasting food security for all.
“I am pleased to inform you that your request for an extension of the lapse date for Grass Roots Up Cooperative Limited’s Certificate of Registration under the Nova Scotia Equity Tax Credit Act has been granted” This was received from Maureen MacDonald, Nova Scotia Department of Finance.
This means that all new eligible investments made in GRUp (between March 1, 2013 and February 28, 2014) will be considered for the 35% tax credit as part of the ETC approved share offering of Grass Roots Up Co-Operative Limited. These are to be used to purchase a “maintained productive interest in a herd of grazing cattle” – the “herd share”.
It is important to note
(1) Only NEW SHARE purchases by eligible investors qualify for the 35% tax credit . (Generally eligibility for rebate is NS income tax filers, 19 and over who have paid income taxes in the last 3 years or will this year or the next 7 years)
(2) The sole reason for investment must not be to get a tax rebate…if you qualify ETC is a beneficial incentive.
(3) If share purchases ($1/share) are made before March 2014 the NS Dept. of Finance mails out tax receipts for use with 2013 income tax filings.
Receipts for share purchases made between January 1,2014 and February 28, 2014 can be used for 2013 or 2014 tax year returns.
(4) Please see the Department of Finance web site for full explanations.
(5) and confirm with your tax advisor on
(a) whether you qualify
(b) comparison to charitable donations and
(c) the differences between ETCs and other investments such as CEDIFs (we are not a CEDIF).
For details on membership and subscription please read the information about how to Join Us.
Reminder that our AGM takes place on Thursday April 25th at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 7PM.
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