The World Council of Credit Unions (Woccu) is accepting nominations for the 2016 Distinguished Service Award, the highest honour in the global credit union movement.
The award, to be presented at the World Credit Union Conference in Belfast on 17-20 July, celebrates exemplary service by individuals and organisations.
In 2015 the award for the individual category went to Dick Ensweiler, president and chief executive of Cornerstone Credit Union League; Scott Kennedy, director of Credit Union Central of Canada; Roberto Rodrigues, former president of the International Co-operative Alliance, and Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, Jamaica’s high commissioner in the United Kingdom.
To qualify, organisations must have provided financial and technical assistance over an extended period to develop international credit union movements and their service infrastructure. Woccu awards a maximum of three individual awards and one institutional award.
Nominations can be sent by 14 March. More information on the award as well as a list of all past winners is available on Woccu’s dedicated website.
Woccu is also offering five scholarships for young credit union professionals to enable them to attend its annual conference in 2017. Nominations for the World Council Young Credit Union People scholarship programme are open until 23 May.
“WYCUP connects, equips and champions young credit union leaders so that they can grow our global movement for years to come,’ said Brian Branch, WOCCU president and chief executive.
The scholarship is aimed at people aged 35 and under involved in credit unions who demonstrate leadership and the potential to influence credit unions in and outside their countries.
Conference registrants aged 35 and younger qualify for a discounted registration fee and participate in the WYCUP events in Belfast, regardless of whether or not they apply for the scholarship.
- More information at www.woccu.org/wycup