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Memoriam to Charles Snyder – Bijiibah Begaye of Cooperative Catalyst of New Mexico

Memoriam to Charles Snyder

The entire team of Everything Co-op wishes to express our deepest sorrow at the passing of Charles “Chuck” Snyder, President/CEO of National Cooperative Bank. Chuck joined the National Cooperative Bank (NCB) in 1983, before being named as President and CEO in 1992. Throughout his professional career he remained an ardent supporter of cooperatives, and is deeply loved and respected by the entire cooperative community.

Chuck was inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame in 2012, and received the Jerry Voorhis Award from the National Association of Housing Cooperatives for his long-standing commitment to affordable housing cooperatives. In 2017, he was the recipient of the Esther Peterson Consumer Service Award presented by the Consumer Federation of America for his commitment to consumer rights.

NCB has sponsored Everything Co-op since its inception more than eight years ago, and Chuck was instrumental in garnering that support. We have truly appreciated the support and guidance provided from NCB, and the Advisory Team he coordinated. As such, we would like to pay tribute to Chuck, and want to enlist your voices to express our communal love for him.

Therefore, we invite you to send your remembrances of him to us by letting us know how Chuck has impacted your life or organization. Here’s the link: https://everything.coop/contact-us/ Then, we will dedicate next Thursday’s show on November 18th to commemorate Chuck by sharing your words of remembrance.


Tune-in live at 10:30am Thursday, November 11th for Everything Co-op, hosted by Vernon Oakes.

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This week Everything Co-op continues its observance of the National Native American Heritage Month. This year’s theme is Rising Above Adversity: Bringing Native Voices to the Forefront. In our second installment, we bring forth the voice of Bijiibah Begaye, co-director of Cooperative Catalyst of New Mexico, a co-op developer org in Albuquerque. Vernon and Bijiibah will discuss how the Cooperative Catalyst of New Mexico serves as a resource for individuals, groups, companies, and other organizations in New Mexico that are interested in forming, converting to, or growing cooperatives.

Bijiibah Begaye is a true believer in supporting the community at every stage of development. She has previously served as Program Director for the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, and as Executive Director of Tse Ko Community Development Corporation. In addition to her work experience, her biggest influences come from being raised in Coalmine Mesa on the Navajo Nation where her family has managed Staggered Hearts Ranch for over 40 years.

Our host, Vernon Oakes, is a consummate advocate for cooperatives. He is a Past President of the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, and has served on several boards and committees to advance the interests of cooperatives. Recently, he served on the Limited Equity Cooperative Task Force, established by Anita Bonds, At-Large Member of the Council of the District of Columbia. Vernon is an MBA graduate of Stanford University, who has used his business acumen to benefit the community, by promoting the added value of the cooperative business model.


Website  – https://www.coopcatalystnm.org/team-1

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