Why do people choose to get involved in an organization? What motivates them to volunteer their time, money or talent to become active and participate in their own way? The answer to that question has several variables. The choice to get involved may be as simple as a desire to fulfill basic needs. The organization

Unity through Separation

All of us, no matter our lot in life, have our points of interest that motivate us to react either positively or negatively depending on the circumstances. Multiple motivators of interest will at times intertwine positively or may react negatively causing a sense of conflict in our determinations. An understanding on how these multiple motivators

Regaining Liberty while Sacrificing Freedom

The fine line between freedom and liberty is written in sand; subject to the changing winds. As with most everything freedom is relative to one’s situation. Even a person subject to a state of slavery has freedoms to some extent. Many of us now can say we are “slaves” to our jobs, a self imposed

Why we mention conservative principles.

When you research cooperatives you will soon get the impression that you are in liberal territory. The few references regarding the search for conservative cooperatives will take you to the UK or Austrailia. If there is a conservative cooperative movement in the US please refer them to this site. The label conservative has been evolving

The Journey Begins.

The pioneers journey into the unknown wild west had a starting point on the eastern shores of the Mississippi River.  Had they not made the first wheel turn their wagons and oxen would still be bedded down on that eastern river bank. Their journey was filled with challenges. Their route not  blazed. They only had