The British Credit Union Historical Society

DEUK 2004

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.

 

 

DEUK 2005

DEUK 2005 the second program took place between 8th and 13th of September. Delegates came from all walks of life who brought with them enthusiasm and a willingness to share ideas an open mind to listen and learn from the experience and views of others and most importantly, delegates who shared a common belief in the importance and value of credit unions in society.

Organizers Marline Sheils and Mary Henderson are pictured with Chris Smith of the CO-OP Bank receiving an award in recognition of their work to bring Development Education to Britain. 

DEUK 2008 program now in the fifth year where graduates will join the ranks of over 100 people who have been through this five-day intensive credit union training and development program, as well as joining over 1,000 Development Educators from other programs around the world.

Participants heard from some of the most respected names in the credit union world including: Gigi Hyland from the US regulatory authority that looks after 90 million credit union members; Bobby McVeigh, ex World Council Chairman, Canada; Jeremy Palmer of the IJK Financial Services Authority and ABCUL's Mark Lyonette. Participants from all over Britain will join with credit union colleagues from Canada, America and Europe in Edinburgh from 4 to 8 September.              

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Habib mansuri DE2015 | Reply 27.08.2015 20.58

very very best knowledge toture and lovely group, geting a knowledge and share a experiance from all member of DE2015. what a lovely group?

Romeo M. Magdaong | Reply 14.07.2015 04.57

A very inspiring and educational experience. It awaken my interest to serve the community.

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18.08 | 14:55

I am very proud to be a part of the credit union and the ethos of people helping people.

Congratulations to No1 CopperPot.

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27.08 | 20:58

very very best knowledge toture and lovely group, geting a knowledge and share a experiance from all member of DE2015. what a lovely group?

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14.07 | 04:57

A very inspiring and educational experience. It awaken my interest to serve the community.

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01.07 | 13:06

As schools Development Worker for Unify Credit Union, I found the schools project resources very useful.... some really good ideas, Thank you x

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