World Council Seeks Nominations for Distinguished Service Awards
Madison, WI-World Council of Credit Unions is
seeking nominations to recognize exceptional
individuals and institutions in the
international credit union community with World
Council's 2007 Distinguished Service Awards.
The Distinguished Service Award is the
honor paid to individuals and institutions by
the worldwide credit union movement. Created to
recognize outstanding contributions to
international credit union development, the
Distinguished Service Awards are presented each
year at World Council's World Credit Union
Conference. The next presentation will be in
July 2007 in Calgary, Canada.
Nominees represent men, women and
that have given exemplary service to the
international credit union movement and its
practice. They may be World Council and member
organization officers, directors or
representatives, international pioneers, long-
service field technicians or persons who have
acted on behalf of credit union development
Since 1986, World Council has honored
individuals and institutions recognized as
outstanding contributors to international credit
union development through the presentation of
the Distinguished Service Awards. Some former
honorees include: Dennis Cutter - US, Angel
Castro - Panama, Al Charbonneau - Canada & U.S.,
Rose Dorman - Great Britain, Renford Douglas -
Jamaica, Michael Sang- Ho Lee - Korea, Tod
Manrell - Canada, Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch -
Germany, Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen - Germany,
Edward A. Filene - U.S., and Roy Frederick
Bergengren - U.S. and the United States Peace
Pete Crear, World Council CEO explained, "The
achievements of credit unions, world-over would
not be possible without the talents, tireless
dedication and commitment of individuals and
organizations, that have strived to make the
vision of Quality Credit Unions for Everyone a
reality. We are pleased to recognize and honor
these individuals and organizations whose
efforts have made the credit union system what
it is today."
World Council members interested in
nominations should visit the Distinguished
Service Awards section of the World Council
website at www.woccu.org/press/awards/dsa.ph
to find more information on selection criteria.
Submit nomination packages to:
World Council of Credit Unions, Inc.
Attn: Distinguished Service Awards Committee
5710 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI 53701
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, 51,000 credit unions in 100 countries serve 196 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.