DEUK 2004 was one of the most exciting learning opportunities to hit our credit union shores for quite a while. The first ever program in Britain took place in Edinburgh from 9 to 13th
September and was a most rewarding credit union experience. The DE high level course looked at the impact of credit unions on today's societal issues was designed to look at the strategic impact our credit unions can have, and how we can take forward the Credit
Union message to "influencers" in our society. Many participants from all over Britain and as far away as Washington DC took part. The course was a 5-day residential. Guest speakers included the Chairman of the World Council of Credit Unions, representatives
from the Financial Services Authority, the Cooperative Movement, CUNA Mutual and many more. The first graduation ceremony was hosted by the Provost (Mayor) of East Lothian Council in the Council Chambers on 13th September.