Our Semi-Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 4 was packed with highlights including:the second annual CHF BC Scholarship awards. Last year’s scholarship winners, Jazz Groden-Gilchrist (far left in photo below) and Arielle dela Cruz Yip (far right), presented awards to this year’s winners, Keisha Jones of Beckley Farm Co-op in Victoria (next to Jazz) and Jessica McNeil of Dundee Court Co-op in Vancouver (next to Arielle). a presentation from YES Camp director Chelsea Lake on why co-ops should send young members to the popular co-operative leaders’ summer campa provincial election housing forum featuring representatives from the four major parties explaining where they stand on the issues important to housing co-ops. Get a complete update on the forum in our Election Central pages.Delegates also heard updates on important Federation services like the new 2020 Action Plan, asset management and refinancing opportunities for co-ops, the latest on Model Rules 2.0, and the new Aging in Place Committee. Delegates then approved a budget with a dues increase of 5 cents per-unit-per-month (a 1.4% increase) for the next fiscal year beginning August 1, 2013.Watch for more news about CHF BC initiatives here, in our e-news, and on Facebook and Twitter.