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August 14, 2018

And the 2018 International Credit Union Day® Theme Is...

MADISON, Wis. — World Council of Credit Unions today announced the 2018 International Credit Union (ICU) Day® theme — "Find Your Platinum Lining" — celebrating the spirit of the global credit union movement, this year marking the 70th anniversary. ICU Day® is celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October and will take place this year on October 18. 

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Poland Study and Advocacy Visit

Join the Worldwide Foundation as we travel to Poland, 9-14 September 2018 to learn about the credit union system of Poland. Our trip takes you to the heart of Poland where we support the credit union system while celebrating its role in the historical significance of Eastern Europe.

In partnership with the National Association of Co-operative Savings & Credit Unions (NACSCU) and the Cooperative Savings and Credit Union Insurance Society SALTUS, engagement participants will tour NACSCU, visit credit unions Gdansk, Sopot and Warsaw and get an introduction to the Polish credit union model.

For the daily schedule of activities in Poland, click here.

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Irish/U.S. Credit Union Exchange Program

Join the Worldwide Foundation in connecting U.S. and Irish credit unions as they collectively tackle issues facing credit union systems worldwide!

In partnership with the Irish Credit Union League, the U.S.-Irish Exchange Program will offer U.S. and Irish credit unions an opportunity to engage in strategic discussions during visits to each country as they collectively map out solutions to issues affecting their systems.

The exchange will work toward:

  • Mutually beneficial exchange of information concerning, but not limited to the operations, marketing, and promotion of credit unions;
  • Development and exchange of best practices for credit unions to improve and expand service to members;
  • Innovation and member service technology,
  • Promotion and growth of credit unions for members, the general public, the media and governmental bodies and officials.
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July 24, 2018

Worldwide Foundation Raises Funds for Busia Compassionate Centre Security

SINGAPORE — The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions raised more than US $40,000 during the Supporter’s Reception at the 2018 World Credit Union Conference for the Busia Compassionate Centre in Busia, Kenya.

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July 17, 2018

World Council Board Takes Office

SINGAPORE — Steven Stapp has been elected the Chair of World Council of Credit Unions Board of Directors. Stapp is President/CEO of Unitus Community Credit Union in Portland, Oregon and formally took office during the World Credit Union Conference General Session on 17 July 2018 in Singapore.

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July 18, 2018

Digital Technologies Are Becoming More Human

SINGAPORE — Keynote speaker Shivvy Jervis, a multi-award-winning futurist, advisor, and innovation strategist focused on rewiring technology and using digital firepower to best serve human needs during Tuesday’s general session at the 2018 World Credit Union Conference.

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28 - 31 July 2019

World CU Conference

The World Credit Union Conference is the premier global event for the credit union industry with the most take-home value. Attendees from around the globe include board members, CEOs, executive directors, senior management and more. This is the only conference that has a global focus on improving lives through credit unions. We offer top-class educational sessions on key topics, networking opportunities without comparison and excellent team-building environments that will foster, facilitate and grow decision making.

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We advocate on behalf of the global cooperative financial movement

Regulatory burden impacts us all.  We advocate protect cooperative financial institution competitiveness to limit regulatory burden globally.

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Join the global movement

Advance credit unions worldwide through a donation to the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions. Your donation will allow us to CHAMPION the credit union and financial cooperative difference, CONNECT the global credit union community and EQUIP people with access to high quality and affordable financial services.

Do Good. Do Global Good. 

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