International Year of Cooperatives Approaches
Credit unions should be gearing up for International Year of Cooperatives.
Earlier this year the United Nations declared 2012 as the year to recognize the contributions of cooperative enterprises worldwide, including credit unions.
The World Council of Credit Unions has launched a special section on its website as a way for credit unions to share ideas, photos and video about IYC along with ways to celebrate the U.N. designation.
The site also provides information and resources for WOCCU member organizations ranging from a growing list of celebration and service ideas and financial cooperative information, to links to related sites/events and IYC branding guidelines.
Those interested may subscribe to the RSS feed on the IYC Forum to receive updates as they are made.
“Credit unions play a critical role in the lives of their members, and it is important to recognize and celebrate that role,” said Brian Branch, WOCCU president/CEO. “We encourage our members to add to the International Year of Cooperatives section on our website by sharing ideas related to member service in general and the year-long celebration in particular.”
The International Year of Cooperatives officially kicks off the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 1 with a series of meetings and workshops at the U.N.’s New York City headquarters.