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World Council Honors Rose Dorman, Credit Union Leader

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Madison, WI—World Council of Credit Unions recently recognized Rose Dorman—a credit union leader who shaped credit unions throughout Scotland and England—by renaming the newly remodeled World Council conference room after her. In the conference room at World Council headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin a photo tribute honors Dorman, who passed away in 2006.

Pete Crear, World Council CEO shared, "Rose Dorman was a credit union leader whose mission in life was helping others. She not only shaped credit unions throughout Scotland and England by training, mentoring and providing support to thousands of credit union leaders over her career, she also made an impact on the international credit union system."

Dorman's work began in her home town of Dalmuir, where she founded Dalmuir Credit Union, now the largest community credit union in the UK. Seeing credit unions as a means for eliminating poverty, she devoted her life to the cause of providing access where there was none. She held positions at the local, regional and national levels, and from 1995 to 1998 she represented the Association of British Credit Unions Limited (ABCUL) on the World Council of Credit Unions' board of directors.

In recognition of her dedication, Her Majesty, the Queen of England awarded her the Member of the British Empire (MBE), the first time the award—a distinguished honor for Rose and British credit unions—was granted to a woman of Scotland.

Even toward the end of her career, the British government recognized the importance of her contributions and appointed Rose to an HM Treasury Task Force to explore ways in which banks and building societies could support the development of credit unions. With her guidance, the Task Force recommended the creation of a central credit union service organization and the passage of less restrictive legislation.



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, 56,000 cooperativas de ahorro y crédito en 101 países atienden a 200 millones de personas. Obtenga más información sobre el impacto global del Consejo Mundial en www.woccu.org.



Contacto principal: Rebecca Carpenter
Correo electrónico: rcarpenter@woccu.org
Teléfono: +1-608-395-2031
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