Distinguished Service Award nominations due March 3

MADISON, WI (February 11, 2014)— The deadline is drawing near to nominate individuals and organizations for World Council’s Distinguished Service Award (DSA), the credit union industry’s top honor. Nominations are due March 3, 2014, and awards will be presented at the World Credit Union Conference in Gold Coast, Australia, July 27–30.

The DSA honors individuals and organizations affiliated with World Council that have provided outstanding service to international credit union development.

Individual recipients may be women and men who have provided exemplary service to the international credit union movement and have positively influenced credit union development outside their home country. World Council presents up to three individual DSA awards in a single year.

Institutional recipients may be organizations or agencies that have provided financial or technical assistance to develop international credit union movements and their service infrastructures over an extended period of time. No more than one institutional award may be granted each year.

Nominations for both categories must be made by a World Council member organization and are due March 3, 2014.

Download the DSA nomination criteria and nomination form and see past DSA winners at

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, 56,000 credit unions in 101 countries serve 200 million people. Learn more about World Council’s impact around the world at

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