ICU Day Celebrated on Capitol Hill
l-r: NASCUS Chairperson, Linda Jekel; Pete Crear, World Council CEO; Rodney Hood, vice chairman of NCUA; and Dan Mica CUNA CEO pose for a photo after remarks at the International Credit Union Day celebration on the hill.
Washington, DC—World Council of Credit Unions
and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA)
celebrated International Credit Union Day at a
reception on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Over 60 representatives from congressional
offices, the National Credit Union
Administration (NCUA), the National Association
of State Credit Union Supervisors and state
leagues involved in World Council's
International Partnerships participated in the
Credit union leaders discuss issues with congressional staff members at the capitol hill reception.
Dan Mica, CEO of CUNA; Rodney Hood, vice
chairman, NCUA; and Pete Crear, CEO of World
Council briefly addressed the audience on the
importance of credit unions in the U.S. and
around the world. Mica said, "The U.S. Credit
Union Movement is a proud part of a world
community of credit unions, which includes
42,000 credit unions in 92 countries proudly
serving 157 million members and that number
continues to grow." He continued, "In remote
rural communities in Africa, the Middle East,
Asia, and Latin America, new credit unions offer
financial services to millions who never had any
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, 51,000 credit unions in 100 countries serve 196 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.