WOCCU’s Crear Congratulates Cleveland CDCU’s Longevity
– Noting that good work often comes from small credit unions, World Council of
Credit Union President & CEO Pete Crear joined local and state legislative
and regulatory officials from Ohio
to congratulate the staff and board of Faith Community United Credit Union,
Inc. The $9.8 million community development credit union held its 56th
annual meeting this past Saturday in Cleveland.
Credit union CEO Rita Haynes has worked at the credit union in volunteer and professional capacities for the past 50 years.
|Rita Haynes (center), CEO of Faith Community United Credit Union in Cleveland, welcomes Ohio Credit Union League President Paul Mercer (left) and World Council of Credit Unions President & CEO Pete Crear (right) to the credit union's 56th annual meeting this past weekend.
unions are hard work, and for some of us they’re harder work than they are for
others. But there are the select few who make providing superior member service
seem effortless,” said Crear at the Saturday evening event. “Rita Haynes falls into—and perhaps even well
beyond—this very special category of credit union professionals.”
last year had won the “Hardest Working” award from the Tom Joyner Morning Show
on ABC radio. According to Crear, the categories of “Most Influential,” Most
Dedicated” and “Most Mission-Driven” could have been additional accolades added
to the award, both for Haynes and the credit union she manages.
“The importance of
being a credit union and operating in your members’ best interests can never be
underestimated, whether it’s here in Cleveland,
on the noisy streets of Nairobi, or in the
mountains of Peru,”
Crear said. “Credit unions play a vital role in the very fabric of the
communities in which they operate. They’re critical lifelines for the
financial, and in some cases social wellbeing of the members they serve.”
present, including local and state government and credit union association
officials, agreed with Crear’s assessment in recognition of Faith Community
“Rita has done and
continues to do a terrific job with Faith Community,” said Paul Mercer,
president of the Ohio Credit Union League. “The annual meeting was a wonderful,
inspiring celebration of purpose-centered CU success.”
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 103 countries serve 208 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.
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