visitors from CCULTT were invited to participate in CULC's Annual
General Meeting, a variety of educational and planning sessions, and
also visit the league office and credit unions in the state.
In Connecticut, Dr. James and Ms. Joseph discussed league operations with league officials, visited the Seasons Federal Credit Union
and Members Credit Union
and participated in a planning session with the partnership committee.
Afterwards, the group attended the CULC's AGM where educational
sessions and social events took place. Dr. James addressed the meeting
with greetings from Trinidad and Tobago.
session mainly comprised of a discussion about areas of cooperation
which could benefit the partnership in the proceeding year. The
discussion led to the theme of developing a good governance model and
job descriptions, qualifications, and accountability measurements for
board members. This initiative would help to achieve CCULT's mission of
reuniting its league after the loss of 15 of its credit unions.
partners concluded that the visit had an important impact on both
sides, and displayed one of the most valuable outcomes of a
partnership, the bonds that grow between the people of different
cultures, especially when they have the commitment of credit union
On May 21, five representatives will travel
from the CULC to Trinidad and Tobago and plan to visit credit unions,
participate in the leadership conference, and continue the planning
Written by Josh Fetting, International Partnerships Program Specialist