WOCCU Board Chairman Speaks at ACCUL Summer Meeting
Focus on Cooperation Among Cooperatives
Nassau, Bahamas—World Council of Credit
board chairman, L.R. Bobby McVeigh addressed the
Association of American Credit Union Leagues
(ACCUL) this week in Bahamas at the conclusion
of ACCUL's Summer Meeting at the Atlantis on
Talking about the need for commitment McVeigh
recalled beginning as a credit union volunteer,
board member and the importance of all levels of
the credit union system.
McVeigh stressed the importance of
working cooperatively to face the challenges and
achieve the goals not only within the states,
but also at an international level. Stressing
the importance of the partnership between WOCCU
and ACCUL McVeigh thanked U.S. credit union
movement for their commitment to credit union
development making the International Partnership
McVeigh highlighted the achievements
saying, "Partnerships have helped evaluate cross
border services, need by members on both sides
of the border; started new programs; evaluated
and lobbied for new credit union specific
legislation; and worked toward starting a
Central Finance Facility."
The World Council board of directors and
management staff were also present for the
evening address and participated in the joint
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.
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