WOCCU Charity Auction Goes Online
Capabilities to Bid on Items Reach Beyond Conference Boundaries
WOCCU charity auction co-chair Judy
Ensweiler (center) examines an autographed photo of Muhammad Ali, one of more than 100 auction items available, as Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions
Executive Director Valerie Breunig
(left) and Foundation Specialist Jeri Davis (right) look on.
LAS VEGAS – The Worldwide Foundation for
Credit Unions, the charitable arm of World Council of Credit
Unions (WOCCU), has taken its annual auction electronic this year, and shoppers
around the globe will be able to bid online on contributed auction items to
help raise funds for global credit union development work.
The auction, traditionally part of
WOCCU’s World Credit Union Conference, will be held this year at The 1 Credit Union Conference, the joint
event sponsored by WOCCU and Credit Union National Association (CUNA) that will
convene July 11-14 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Conference participants may
examine items up for bid in person, then go to one of the computer terminals in
the auction hall and place bids at www.biddingforgood.com/woccu.
Individuals who are not attending the conference may also bid on items at the
same Web address.
“In the past, only conference
attendees could bid on the auction items, but this year the auction is open to
everyone,” 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 incoming CUNA President and CEO Bill Cheney. “WOCCU works
every day to improve the lives of those less fortunate by developing credit
union systems around the globe,” she added. “So, get in the spirit and start
bidding to support this wonderful work.”
The auction site is available for
viewing June 28, enabling bidding to begin. The bidding ends at the closing of
the conference trade show July 13, at 1:45 p.m. Winning bidders will be
notified via email. In addition, a live auction will be held during the conference’s closing
event July 14, with auctioneer Dick Ensweiler presenting the auction’s premier
items for bidding.
Bidders may register online with a
credit or debit card (sorry, no cash accepted) and bid any time between June 28
and July 13. Log on to www.biddingforgood.com/woccu
and put your money to work supporting the global credit union movement.
For more information about the
auction, contact Valerie Breunig, Worldwide
Foundation executive director, at +1-608-395-2055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about The 1 Credit Union Conference, go to www.vegas2010.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 105 countries serve 217 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