2004 International Credit Union Leadership Institute Opens
Nassau, Bahamas-The 7th International
Institute opened this evening with an attendee
flag ceremony. The Royal Bahamas Police Force
Band led the World Council of Credit Unions,
Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions, and
Bahamas Credit Union League board of directors
into the assembly.
Bahamas Co-operative League president Calnan
Weech acted as the Master of Ceremonies,
officially welcoming the audience to the
Bahamas. L.R. (Bobby) McVeigh, WOCCU board
chairman, greeted the audience of
1,018 credit union leaders from 37 countries
around the world.
McVeigh identified key performances, to
credit unions hold a higher standard. He
explained, "You have to put members first, no
matter what challenges stand in the way. Make
an effort to see the world through their eyes,
so as to continue to improve the programs and
services we offer. We also must work harder
each year and find new ways to improve the lives
of members everywhere." Click to view full
The evening concluded with a Junkanoo
performance (Bahamian Mardi Gras) that allowed
participants to follow in a line to the
reception. The International Credit Union
Leadership Conference general assembly, break
out sessions and workshops begin on August 2.
World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.
World Council has implemented more than 290 technical assistance programs in 71 countries. Worldwide, 56,000 credit unions in 101 countries serve 200 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.