Former WOCCU Board Member David Chatfield Recognized at AACUL Meeting
(l-r) WOCCU president Pete Crear, first vice chairman Gary Plank, former director Dave Chatfield, and board chairman L.R. (Bobby) McVeigh
Madison, WI - Last week David Chatfield, former
World Council of Credit Unions, Inc. (WOCCU) board
member, was recognized at the summer meeting of
the Association of American Credit Union Leagues
(AACUL) in New York with a award presented by
WOCCU for his service on the WOCCU board.
Chatfield, first elected to the board in 2000,
represented the U.S. credit union movement as a
delegate of Credit Union National Association
(CUNA). At the time of his resignation, he was
serving on the Bylaws & Policies Committee and the
Board of Directors of the Worldwide Foundation for
Credit Unions, Inc. He has also participated on
World Council technical teams to Poland and
Hungary, and is an avid supporter of domestic and
international credit union development.
Chatfield has been involved in credit unions
more than 36 years, beginning as a volunteer
elected official of a small credit union. On March
1, 1991, he became president and CEO of the
California Credit Union League. On January 1,
1996, he also became president of the Nevada
Credit Union League. He has held also held the
post of executive director of the Filene Research
Institute and received the 1997 individual Herb
Wegner Memorial Award, presented annually by the
National Credit Union Foundation (U.S.).
WOCCU board chairman L.R. (Bobby) McVeigh gave
meeting participants an overview of Chatfield's
career, including his many "credit union firsts,"
and acknowledged his contribution to World
Council. Chatfield was a significant presence on
the WOCCU board and, in particular, the
Legislative Affairs Committee. In recognition of
his service, McVeigh presented Chatfield with a
plaque and an original Canadian Inuit carving of a
loon, reflecting his love of fishing.
McVeigh also thanked the U.S. state leagues for
their involvement in and dedication to WOCCU's
International Partnerships Program, currently 20
strong (17 signed partnerships and 3 new
relationships). He spoke of the dramatic need to
emerging credit union systems in Asia and Eastern
Europe and encouraged the development of more
league and individuals credit union partnerships
in the future.
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 105 countries serve 217 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.