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WOCCU Supporters Reception Scheduled for Chinese Embassy

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—As a prelude to CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference, World Council of Credit Unions will host its annual WOCCU Supporters Reception Sunday, March 2 at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Washington, D.C. With a new embassy building under construction, attendees at this year’s reception will be among the last credit union visitors to the current embassy headquarters.

The reception includes an introduction to the World Credit Union Conference, to be held in Hong Kong from July 13-16. Special guest Charles Yip, president of the Credit Union League of Hong Kong, will preview the conference, expected to attract nearly 2,000 executives and directors from credit unions worldwide.

Melvin Edwards, WOCCU’s chairman, and Pete Crear, the organization’s president and CEO, will share the stage during a short program describing WOCCU’s activities globally and the important role WOCCU Supporters play in the organization’s continuing service to developing countries and their credit union movements.

“This is a personal opportunity to thank our WOCCU Supporters and tell them the difference they make helping people in difficult places climb the ladder of success,” Crear said. “This is made possible by bringing together credit union people with an interest in helping grow the movement.”

The WOCCU Supporters Reception will take place from 5:30 - 7 p.m., with program speakers beginning at 6 p.m. Current WOCCU Supporters and guests are welcome to attend with an advance registration. To see if you or your credit union qualify as WOCCU Supporters, or to become a Supporter, go to or call Valerie Breunig at (608) 395-2055.

Reception attendees must RSVP. On-site registrations are not accepted due to embassy security requirements.

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 105 países atienden a 217 millones de personas. Obtenga más información sobre el impacto global del Consejo Mundial en

Contacto principal: Rebecca Carpenter
Organización: World Council of Credit Unions
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Teléfono: +1-608-395-2031
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