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July 08, 2011


Get Ready, Get Set — BID!

WOCCU’s online auction goes live July 11

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WOCCU's online auction is open for bidding  July 11–26 at www.biddingforgood.com/woccu.
MADISON, Wis. — Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, the charitable arm of World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), opened bidding on its online charity auction today.

Bidding will take place online at www.biddingforgood.com/woccu from July 11–26, and all proceeds will be used to expand WOCCU's credit union development work around the globe. The online format allows everyone to bid, including friends and family outside the credit union industry or those not attending WOCCU's World Credit Union Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

This year's auction features hundreds of unique items from all over the world. From sports tickets, artwork and jewelry to one-of-a-kind experiences and travel packages, there is truly something for everyone.

"We have fantastic items this year, all donated by our fellow credit union colleagues around the world," said Judy Ensweiler, wife of Texas Credit Union League President and CEO Dick Ensweiler, who is co-chairing the auction this year with Crissy Cheney, wife of Credit Union National Association (CUNA) President and CEO Bill Cheney. "By bidding, you'll not only get something great, but you'll be supporting WOCCU's development work and expanding credit union access to people worldwide."

Auction items were donated by credit unions, leagues, credit union service organizations and vendors from throughout the worldwide movement.

For more information about the auction, visit www.biddingforgood.com/woccu or contact Jeri Davis at +1-608-395-2088 or jdavis@woccu.org.


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, 57,000 credit unions in 103 countries serve 208 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.

 


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Contact: Rebecca Carpenter
Organization: World Council of Credit Unions
E-mail: rcarpenter@woccu.org
Phone: +1-608-395-2031
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