Final Call: Distinguished Service Award Nominations Due March 11

World Council to present top CU industry honor at World CU Conference in Ottawa, Canada

MADISON, WI — 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 11, 2013, and awards will be presented at the World Credit Union Conference in Ottawa, Canada, July 14–17.

The DSA honors individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the international credit union movement and who have furthered World Council’s vision of “building a global community.” Individual recipients may be World Council member organization officers, directors or representatives; international credit union pioneers; field technicians; or individuals whose actions have benefitted global credit union development. 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.

Nominations must be made by a World Council member organization and are due March 11, 2013. Download a nomination form and see a list of past 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, 51,000 credit unions in 100 countries serve 196 million people. Learn more about World Council’s impact around the world at

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