Four Winners Chosen in The 1 CU Conference Contest

Early Bird Discount of $200 Good Only Until May 20

May 11, 2010

MADISON, Wis. — An overwhelming response to the recent contest for a free registration to The 1 Credit Union Conference prompted conference co-hosts Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) to award two grand prizes of complimentary conference registrations, as well as second and third prizes of free hotel nights and the executive book series. Others who are interested in attending are encouraged to register by May 20 to receive the early bird discount of US$200.

The first grand prize winner of a free registration is Carole Wight from Holy Rosary Credit Union in Kansas City, Mo. In her contest response, Wight said: "As I have reviewed the different credit union events to attend, this one stood out as the one event that I need for the growth of my credit union." The second grand prize winner, also earning a free registration, is Michelle Jacinta Pierre-Devenish from Trinidad and Tobago Police Credit Union. Pierre-Devenish's contest response explained that she is new to credit unions and, as Operations Manager, is excited to "make a major contribution to the operational effectiveness of my credit union."

The second prize winner, with two free hotel nights to be used at the MGM Grand during the conference, is Dave Schurman from FirstOntario Credit Union in Hamilton, Ont., Canada. Taking third prize and winning the Executive Series book set is Connie Miller, CEO of Icon Credit Union in Boise, Idaho. WOCCU and CUNA thank everyone who entered the contest and congratulate all of the winners.

For more information about the conference, including the complete speaker lineup and session agenda, visit All registrations received before May 20 will qualify for the discounted early bird rate. There is still space available on the optional day tours and, for attendees' evening entertainment, blocks of tickets have been purchased at three stage shows: Barry Manilow, The Beatles LOVE Cirque du Soleil and Viva Elvis Cirque du Soleil. Tickets range from $135-$150 and can be purchased online after completing the conference registration.

The 1 Credit Union Conference will convene July 11-14 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev., USA, and attendees from more than 60 countries are expected to gather for the four-day event which combines CUNA's America's Credit Union Conference and WOCCU's World Credit Union Conference for this year only. Registration questions can be directed to Allison McCarty, conference specialist, at +1-608-395-2095.


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 300+ technical assistance programs in 89 countries. Worldwide, 68,882 credit unions in 109 countries serve 235 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at

Organization: World Council of Credit Unions
Phone: (608) 395-2000

Contact: Bonnie Bailey
Organization: Credit Union National Association
Phone: 608- 231-4215