Jack Dublin, Michigan CU Leader and International Partnership Pioneer Remembered
Memorials Continue His Support of CU Development
Madison, WI- World Council of Credit
the international credit union community
remember the life and achievements of a credit
union leader, the late Jack Dublin. In 1963 and
1964 the Michigan Credit Union League, also a
long-time supporter of the international
funded Dublin and his wife, Selma, to
participate in a credit union development
exchange in Africa.
Dublin's passion for international credit
union systems began with visits from overseas
credit union leaders to Michigan. Dublin, like
many U.S. credit union leaders, believed in the
power of partnerships between developed and
developing credit union systems.
After Dublin finished helping devise a plan
for Latin America for CUNA's World Extension
Department (World Council of Credit Unions), he
moved his family to Tanganyika (now Tanzania).
There both he and Selma mobilized credit union
members, educating them on financial management
skills, and training credit union staff on
bookkeeping, operations and governance.
Dublin was recognized later in his career
with the international credit union system's
honor, the World Council of Credit Unions'
Distinguished Service Award. He was one of the
last to have worked with the two great U.S.
credit union pioneers: Roy Bergengren and Edward
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of a
committed credit union leader, colleague and
friend. Jack will be missed, but remembered,"
noted Pete Crear, World Council of Credit Unions
The family of Jack Dublin has designated
memorial contributions be sent in his name to
the World Council of Credit Unions' Worldwide
Foundation or the Schillios Fabric of Life
Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions,
World Council of Credit Unions
5710 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI 53705
Schillios Fabric of Life Foundation
P.O. Box 547
Edmonds, WA 98020
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.