Last Call for Distinguished Service Award Nominations

World Council to present top global credit union honors in Gdańsk, Poland

MADISON, Wis. — Time is almost up to nominate individuals and organizations for World Council of Credit Unions’ Distinguished Service Award. Nominations for the global credit union movement’s top individual and organizational honors are due no later than March 30, 2012. The award will be presented during World Council’s World Credit Union Conference, July 15–18, in Gdańsk, Poland.

The DSA honors the exceptional achievements of individuals and organizations whose activities have furthered World Council’s vision of “improving people’s lives through credit unions.” Individual recipients may be World Council member organization officers, directors or representatives; international credit union pioneers; field technicians with long and outstanding service records; or individuals whose actions have benefitted global credit union development. World Council presents up to three individual awards in a single year.

Institutional recipients may be organizations or agencies that have assisted with developing international credit union movements and service infrastructures over an extended period of time. World Council presents only one institutional award each year.

For more information on the DSA and to download a nomination form, visit Nominations must be made by a World Council member organization (see by March 30, 2012.

For more information on the 2012 World Credit Unions Conference, please visit

World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. WOCCU 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. WOCCU 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.

WOCCU has implemented more than 275 technical assistance programs in 71 countries. Worldwide, 53,000 credit unions in 100 countries serve 188 million people. Learn more about WOCCU’s impact around the world at

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