The Roman Catholic Church receives Distinguished Service Award
(Rome, Italy) - The World Council of Credit
Unions' (WOCCU) executive committee, along with
Pete Crear, presented the Distinguished Service
Award (DSA) to the Roman Catholic Church today at
Monseigneur Nicolo, the
representative from the vatican prefectoral office
accepted the DSA award on behalf of the Catholic
Church from L.R. (Bobby) McVeigh, WOCCU board
WOCCU executive committe members participating in
this private presentation included; Gary Plank
(USA), Melvin Edwards (Federation of St. Kitts and
Nevis), Barry Jolette
(USA), Jose Manuel Rabines (Peru), Grzegorz
Bierecki (Poland) and Ron Hance (USA).
Monseigneur Nicolo expressed his support of the
development work credit unions do and hopes that
we continue to do more collaborative work in the
future. He noted he will personally present the
DSA and our congratulations to the holy father
later this month.
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.