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WOCCU Launches Charity Golf Tournament at The 1 CU Conference

Proceeds Will Benefit Global Women’s Leadership Network

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Bear's Best Las Vegas will be the site of the July 10 Global Women's Leadership Network's Tee-up FORE WOCCU charity golf tournament.

LAS VEGAS — Golfers wanting to drive for global credit union development should plan on participating in the Tee-up FORE WOCCU golf tournament. Proceeds from the July 10 event sponsored by the Global Women's Leadership Network, a relatively new World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) initiative, will be used to help women leaders and their communities.

Tee-up FORE WOCCU, a charity event open to the public, will raise funds for the network, which provides peer-to-peer networking and educational events for credit union women leaders from both developed and developing countries. Golf tournament proceeds will fund scholarships to attend the network's annual forum and WOCCU development programs providing assistance to women in Colombia, Kenya and Sri Lanka.

The tournament course, Bear's Best Las Vegas, was designed by Jack Nicklaus and replicates 18 of the legendary golfer's favorite holes from the more than 270 courses he has designed worldwide. CO-OP Financial Services, a WOCCU associate member organization, is a presenting sponsor. Other tournament supporters include CU*Answers, Ser-Technology, CUDL, and Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates.

"CO-OP Financial Services is a strong advocate for WOCCU and its mission," said Stan Hollen, CO-OP's president and CEO. "We're committed to making this inaugural golf tournament a success because the funds will be put to such a good use in promoting credit union development worldwide."

The tournament will begin with a 7:00 a.m. breakfast followed by 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. The event concludes with a lunch and awards presented by WOCCU Chair Barry Jolette, president and CEO of San Mateo Credit Union, Redwood City, Calif., and WOCCU President and CEO Pete Crear. Transportation to and from the course will be provided. Buses will depart from and arrive at the MGM Grand Hotel Conference Center.

"The course is a feast for the eyes and a challenge for even the most experienced golfer," says tournament committee volunteer Joe Schroeder, president and CEO of Ventura County Credit Union in Ventura, Calif. "I would encourage anyone who enjoys the game or has a commitment to global economic development to participate."

For information on The 1 Credit Union Conference, plus shows and tours golfers can enjoy between Saturday's tournament and Sunday's conference opening session, click www.vegas2010.org/optionaltours.

The tournament allows for 144 golfers. Green fees are US$250 for the event, and clubs may be rented for US$65. Use a credit card to register by visiting http://tiny.cc/ypkvm.

For more information on the golf outing, sponsorship opportunities or the Global Women's Leadership Network, contact Valerie Breunig, worldwide foundation executive director, at vbreunig@woccu.org or call +1-608-395-2055.




El Consejo Mundial de Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito es la asociación gremial y agencia de desarrollo para el sistema internacional de cooperativas de ahorro y crédito. El Consejo Mundial promueve el crecimiento sustentable de las cooperativas de ahorro y crédito y otras cooperativas financieras en todo el mundo a fin de facultar a las personas para que mejoren su calidad de vida a través del acceso a servicios financieros asequibles y de alta calidad. El Consejo Mundial realiza esfuerzos de defensa activa en representación del sistema global de las cooperativas de ahorro y crédito ante organizaciones internacionales y trabaja con gobiernos nacionales para mejorar la legislación y la regulación. Sus programas de asistencia técnica introducen nuevas herramientas y tecnologías para fortalecer el desempeño financiero de las cooperativas de ahorro y crédito y profundizar su alcance comunitario.

El Consejo Mundial ha implementado 290 programas de asistencia técnica en 71 países. A nivel mundial, 57,000 cooperativas de ahorro y crédito en 103 países atienden a 208 millones de personas. Obtenga más información sobre el impacto global del Consejo Mundial en www.woccu.org.


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Contacto principal: Rebecca Carpenter
Organización: World Council of Credit Unions
Correo electrónico: rcarpenter@woccu.org
Teléfono: +1-608-395-2031
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