Nominations Open for “Distinguished Service Award”

Jan 13, 2015

The Distinguished Service award is the highest honor of the International CU movement and the will be presented at 2015 World Credit Union Conference in Denver, Colorado.

World Council of Credit Unions is calling nominations of honors individuals and organizations that have provided outstanding service to credit union development outside their home country

"For nearly 30 years, World Council has presented the Distinguished Service Award to pioneers for enhancing the international credit union movement," said Brian Branch, World Council president and CEO. "Their mission to expand and strengthen financial inclusion beyond their country's borders deserves the most prestigious recognition."

Individuals and organizations that have furthered World Council's vision of "building a global community" through their activities and achievements are eligible for nomination by World Council member organizations and their affiliated credit unions. Individual recipients may be women or men whose actions have significantly benefitted global credit union development internationally. Institutional recipients may be organizations or agencies that have provided financial or technical assistance to develop international credit union movements and their service infrastructures.

The DSA is not an annual award; rather it is presented based on the proven achievements and worthiness of candidates according to the award committee's review. World Council presents up to one institutional and three individual awards in a single year.

Nominations must be made by a World Council member organization no later than Monday, March 9, 2015. Visit to download the nomination criteria and nomination form and see a list of past winners.