CLYDEBANK, Scotland – Rose Dorman, who was one of the pioneers and leaders of the United Kingdom credit union movement, died at age 75. During her lifetime she received many awards for her work including the World Council of Credit Union’s Distinguished Service Award. She was a member of WOCCU’s Executive Committee from 1995 to 1998. She also served on the Association of British Credit Unions, Ltd. Board from 1990 until 2000 and has been an Honorary Director since then. Dorman was the key founder of Dalmuir Credit Union in 1977 which was the first credit union to be registered under the 1979 Credit Unions Act. The credit union was established by a woman’s group. It was also the first credit union in Britain to construct its own offices. Honors came from more than the credit union movement. Queen Elizabeth II presented Dorman with the highly coveted Member of the British Empire honor, which is given for outstanding service to the country. The award was in recognition for her contributions to the credit union movement. She was the first Scottish Woman to be given the MBE. She was a widow and is survived by four children. She and her husband also had fostered over 200 children. Always interested in helping others, Dorman worked with a treasury task force to find ways that banks and building societies (a type of mutual bank) could aid the development of credit unions. [email protected]

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