British Credit Union Historical Society

 A review of Credit Union History 2018

By Barry Epstein M.IFT, I-CUDE

One of the Trustees 

ICULD&E Foundation/Directors ICULD&E Co.Ltd

Edward Filene” & “Joe Biden” Credit Union Awards for Excellence

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2011 Edward Filene Credit Union Awards for Excellence” - Great Britain & Ireland

Presenting the Awards Lord Michael Howard of Lympne, PC, QC

Supreme Award for Social Entrepreneurship - Norfolk Credit Union Ltd. Marketing - Scotwest Credit Union Ltd, Glasgow. Active Partnerships - Norfolk Credit Union Ltd. Community Mobilisation - Partners Credit Union Ltd, Liverpool. Fundraising for Charity - Scotwest Credit Union Ltd, Glasgow. Single Benefactor - Elizabeth Donnelly, Armagh Credit Union Ltd, Belfast. Education - Capital Credit Union Ltd, Edinburgh.

Pictured Edward Filene see Roll of Honour

2012 Edward Filene Credit Union Awards for Excellence” - Great Britain & Ireland

Presenting Awards  Baron Anthony Clarke of Hampstead

Supreme Award for Social Entrepreneurship not awarded. Marketing - Hull & East Yorkshire Credit Union Ltd.. Active Partnerships - Citysave Credit Union Ltd, Birmingham. Community Mobilisation - Scotwest Credit Union Ltd, Glasgow. Single Benefactor - Paul Hyde, Partners Credit Union Ltd, Liverpool. Education - Whitehaven, Egremont & District Credit Union Ltd.. Credit Union Innovation - Partners Credit Union Ltd Liverpool and Glasgow Credit Union Ltd..Young Leader of the Year aged 19-35 - Caroline Domanski, No. 1 Copperpot Credit Union Ltd. Photography - Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd, Treorchy, Wales

Pictired Roy F Bergengren see Roll of Honour

2013 -Edward Filene Credit Union Awards for Excellence” - Great Britain & Ireland

     Presenting the awards:- Dame Pauline Green, President of International Co-operative Alliance

Supreme Award for Social Entrepreneurship - Capital Credit Union Ltd, Edinburgh. Sales and Marketing - Capital Credit Union Ltd, Edinburgh. Active Partnerships - Salford Credit Union Ltd. Community Mobilisation & Outreach - Ballyhackamore Credit Union Ltd, Belfast. Fundraising for Charity - Capital Credit Union Ltd, Edinburgh. Fund Raising and Capital Raising - Dial-A-Cab Credit Union Ltd., London. Single Benefactor to a Credit Union (under 1000 owner-members - Caroline Swift of Medway Credit Union Ltd, Kent. Single Benefactor to a Credit Union (over 1000 owner-members) - Alex Spence of Capital Credit Union Ltd, Edinburgh. Juvenile Depositor of the year aged 11 to 16 - Thomas Knox of Partners Credit Union Ltd, Liverpool. Juvenile Depositors of the year under 11 years - Broxburn Primary School & West Lothian/Livingston Credit Union Ltd. Credit Union Trading, Innovation & Application - No.1 Copperpot Credit Union. Lending to owner-members seed, small & medium businesses - Partners Credit Union Ltd, Liverpool. Young Leader of the year aged 17-35 - Simon Martin, Sheffield Credit Union Ltd. Use of the Media - Capital Credit Union Ltd, Edinburgh. Credit Union - less than 2000 owner-members - Solent Credit Union Ltd, Southampton

Overseas Development Educator of the Year from the European Union or Africa

Eleanora Zgonjanin Petrovic – FULM Savings House, Macedonia

  Pictured Fr, Moses Cody  see Roll of Honour 

2014 Edward Filene Credit Union Awards for Excellence” - Great Britain & Ireland

 Presenter Bobby Cummines, OBE, Hon.M.Univ. FRSA – Chief Executive of MIDAS

A Single Benefactor to a Credit Union Donald Urquhart, DEUK, CUDE, I-CUDE - Capital Credit Union Ltd. Edinburgh. A President, Board Chairperson, Chief Executive Officer or General Manager of a Credit Union  Eileen Halligan, Central Liverpool Credit Union Ltd., Liverpool.     A Juvenile Depositor scheme operated by the young people themselves under 11 years  Capital Credit Union Ltd., Edinburgh and Stockbridge Primary School. Achieving Business Growth Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd, Treorchy, Wales.Raising Funds (excluding share deposits) to develop the Credit Union Medway & Swale Credit Union Ltd, Medway, Kent. Engaging in Community Initiatives and Outreach Ballyhackamore Credit Union Ltd., BelfastN. Ireland. Dispensing Money Management Education to entire “Common Bond” catchment Prince Bishops Credit Union Ltd., Co. DurhamBeacon Credit Union 2013/14 Capital Credit Union Ltd., Edinburgh

Joe Biden Awards For The Credit Union Development Educator Of The Year

 From Asia  - Roberta (Mely) Verano, PhDE, CUDE, DEEU, I-CUDE - Cebu CityPhilippines   

Special Awards 2014 - made by the Foundation’s Trustees Lifetime Award for Exemplary Service to Credit Union & Co-operatives over many years, ​From Asia - R.Hettiarichchi, DUDE, ACDE, CEO (retired) Asian Confederation of Credit Unions. Most Travelled Development Educator Lois Kitsch CUDE, ACDE, DUDE, PhDE, I-CUDE – NCUFUSA. Motivator Of Africa Development Educator Programme 2014 Malcolm Ngouala, DEUK

We would also like to thank our Sponsors - CredEcard plus - Contis Group, Tata Consulting Services plc;

Brochure advertisers – British Credit Union Historical Society; Capital Credit Union Ltd, Edinburgh; DEEU Course Directors; HW Fisher & Co Ltd and Unity Trust Bank plc.  Not forgetting Cuso-UK, Nautilus Credit Union (proposed) and PeopleValue Ltd for their donations and of course all our guests for joining us and supporting the Event.

2015 Edward Filene Credit Union Awards for Excellence” - Great Britain & Ireland

Presentations by Her Excellency Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, Jamaican High Commissioner in London.

For Excellence shown in performance by a Single Benefactor to a Credit Union Matthew Don Bailey – Civil Service Credit Union Ltd, Dublin, Eire. Excellence shown in performance by a President/Chairperson, Chief Executive Officer/General Manager of a Credit Union. Murdo MacLeod, CEO, South Yorkshire Credit Union Ltd., Doncaster Highly Commended – Janet Booker, Ballyhackamore Credit Union Ltd, Belfast Runner Up – Dave Sims, North East Scotland Credit Union Ltd, Aberdeen.Excellence shown in performance by a young Credit Union Leader Owen Chown, Members’Liaison Officer, Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd, Treorchy, Wales

 RECIPIENTS OF BURSARIES TO ATTENED CREDIT UNION DEVELOPMENT EDUCATOR: - Pell Scholars Ann Mbaabu, Sukhmeet Sohal, Malcolm Ngouala, all experienced of other credit union cultures in other parts of the world.

 JOE BIDEN AWARDS FOR DEVELOPMENT EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR from Africa, Asia & the Caribbean :-Winners Ann Mbaabu, ACDE, Stima-SACCO Society, Mombasa, Kenya, Johnny John Gomes, ACDE, Dharenda Christian Co-operative Credit Union in Dhaka, Bangladesh Runner Up - Lydia Canalija, PhDE, League of Integrated Professionals,Individuals and Entrepreneurs Multipurpose Cooperative, Mandaue City, Cebu. Jose Allan S. Bartolo, PhDE, Bugasong Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Antique. Winner from the continent of Australasia - Deb Say, DEDU, Traditional Credit Union, Casuarina, Northern Territories, Australia. Winner from the Caribbean - Her Excellency Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, Hon.CaribDE

 EDWARD FILENE CREDIT UNION AWARDS FOR PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE – ENTERPRISE: - Winner - Jubilee Tower Credit Union Ltd, Darwen, Lancashire Highly Commended – South Yorkshire Credit Union Ltd Runners Up - Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd and Ballyhackamore Credit Union Ltd Excellence shown in performance in Credit Union Trading and Innovation Winner - North East Scotland Credit Union Ltd, Aberdeen Highly Commended – South Yorkshire Credit Union Ltd. Runner Up – Jubilee Tower Credit Union Ltd.

 EDWARD FILENE CREDIT UNION AWARDS FOR PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE – COMMUNITY: - Winners -  Ballyhackamore Credit Union Ltd, Belfa Jubilee Tower Credit Union Ltd, Darwen Lancs North East Scotland Credit Union Ltd, Aberdeen. Excellence shown in performance by a Credit Union in dispensing Financial Education in its entire Common Bond Winner - South Yorkshire Credit Union Ltd, Runner Up – Prince Bishops Community Bank Excellence shown in performance by a Credit Union in Fundraising for Good Causes Winner - Prince Bishops Community Bank, Stanley, Co. Durham Excellence shown in performance by a Credit Union in the use of the Media Winner- Ballyhackamore Credit Union Ltd, Runner Up – Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd Excellence shown in Film Production Joint Winners - Dragonsavers Credit Union, Treorchy, Wales and Prince Bishops Community Bank, Stanley, Co.Durham. Award for Excellence shown by a Beacon Credit Union from Great Britain and Ireland Winner - Ballyhackamore Credit Union Ltd. Runner Up Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd The "Edward Filene Credit Union Award For Social Entrepreneurship 2014/2015 Winner - South Yorkshire Credit Union Ltd Runner Up - Ballyhackamore Credit Union Ltd.

 

 

 

2016 Joe Biden Awards for Development Educators from around the world 2016

 Presenting the awards  Lord Maurice Glasman of Stoke Newington

Winner from Africa - Lilian Ndegwa, ADE, ACDE from Nairobi, Kenya Winner from Asia - Teresa Tao, ACDE from Yunnan, China Runner Up from Asia - Dudz Samson, CUDE, PhDE, I-CUDE from the Philippines

Edward Filene Credit Unions Awards for Performance Excellence – Great Britain and Ireland]

Winner of the “Beacon” Credit Union Award - Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd, Treorchy, Wales for fulfilling four key business conduct conditions. Joint Winners of the Award for Chief Executive Officer/General Manager of the Year Sheila Murtagh, DEEU, Chief Executive Officer of Salford Credit Union Ltd, Salford, and Christina Stoneman, ACDE, General Manager of Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd, Treorchy, Wales Award for Juvenile Depositor Schemes in Primary Schools (up to Age 11) Winner - Prince Bishops Community Bank Ltd, Stanley, Co. Durham Runner Up - Jubilee Tower Credit Union Ltd, Darwen, Lancs Highly Commended -   Glenamaddy Credit Union Ltd, Glenamaddy, Co. Galway, Ireland Award for Juvenile Depositor Schemes in Primary Schools Winner - Jubilee Tower Credit Union Ltd, Darwen, Lancs Runner Up - Glenamaddy Credit Union, Glenamaddy, Co. Galway, Ireland Highly Commended -   Prince Bishops Community Bank Ltd, Stanley, Co.Durham Award for Trading and Innovation using its own resources or money borrowed from the private sector Winner - Jubilee Tower Credit Union Ltd, Darwen, Lancs Creating legitimate produces and services for owner members to create, accumulate, retain and pass on their wealth Winner - North East Scotland Credit Union Ltd, Aberdeen Award for Engaging in direct Credit Union Advocacy with local/national politicians  Runner Up - Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd, Treorchy, Wales Winner – Salford Credit Union Ltd, Salford Award for Giving exemplary service in response to telephone enquiries. Award for Engaging in Community Mobilisation and Outreach by a Credit Union Winner - North East Scotland Credit Union Ltd, Aberdeen Runner Up - Prince Bishops Community Bank Ltd, Stanley, Co.Durham Highly Commended - Jubilee Tower Credit Union Ltd, Darwen, Lancs Award for Dispensing Financial Education to the entire Common Bond Winner - Prince Bishops Community Bank Ltd, Stanley, Co.Durham. Award for Fundraising for Good Causes (other than the Credit Union) Winner - North East Scotland Credit Union Ltd, Aberdeen (The ICULD&E Foundation donated to NESCU to assist in their work with "Aberdeen Syrian New Scots Foundation") Joint Winners of the Award for Use of the Media Glenamaddy Credit Union Ltd, Glenamaddy, Co. Galway, Ireland Prince Bishops Community Bank Ltd, Stanley, Co.Durham Runner Up - Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd, Treorchy, Wales. Award for Film Production  Winner - Glenamaddy Credit Union Ltd, Glenamaddy, Co. Galway, Ireland.The Supreme Award – The Edward Filene Award for Social Entrepreneurship (awarded to the Credit Union gaining the highest aggregate points scored by the independent Judges over all categories) Winner - Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd, Treorchy, Wales - having entered many categories Runner Up - Prince Bishops Community Bank Ltd, Stanley, Co.Durham.

As well as groups from all the credit unions who had entered the Awards, the Co-Trustees welcomed credit union colleagues from COMMSave, Lewisham Plus, North London and South Yorkshire Credit Unions.

Barry Epstein signed off by saying “this year’s Awards and the ceremony itself was a real demonstration of credit union “girl power” in action!  What will 2017 bring?

2017 EDWARD FILENE CREDIT UNION AWARDS FOR PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE - GB & IRELAND

This year's Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker was Marlene Shiels, O.B.E., F.C.I.B.S.(Hon) Here with ICULD&E Foundation Co-Trustee, Marilynne Epstein

Supreme Award for Social Entrepreneurship - Prince Bishops Community Bank, Stanley, Co.Durham. Single Benefactor of the Year (Organisation) - Karbon Homes nominated by Prince Bishops Community Bank. Single Benefactor of the Year (Individual) - Ian Gylee, President, Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd, Treorchy, Wales Chief Executive Officer or General Manager of a Credit Union - Amanda Ivey, CEO, Commsave Credit Union Ltd, Northampton. Young Credit Union Leader, either paid or unpaid, aged 17-35 years in 2017 - Bethany Moss, South Yorkshire Credit Union Ltd, Doncaster. Customer Services Officer or Teller of the Year 2017 - Christine Bates, Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd, Treorchy, Wales. Hosting Saving Schemes for Primary and Secondary School pupils - Prince Bishops Community Bank, Stanley, Co. Durham. Achieving Business Growth using its own resources - Commsave Credit Union Ltd, Northampton. Trading and Innovation using its own resources or others obtained from the private sector - Prince Bishops Community Bank, Stanley, Co.Durham..A credit union serving as a financial incubator for seed, small and medium enterprises operated by its owner-members - Killarney Credit Union Ltd, Co.Kerry, Ireland. Credit union advocacy with local and national politicians - Joint Winners:  Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd and Prince Bishops Community Bank. Community mobilisation and outreach - Killarney Credit Union Ltd, Co.Kerry, Ireland. Dispensing financial education to the entire Common Bond - Prince Bishops Community Bank, Stanley, Co.Durham. Use of the media - Salford Credit Union Ltd, Salford, Greater Manchester. Making a film describing the Award-winning activity of an individual or credit union - Justine Lynn Limocon, PhDE, Lamac Multipurpose Cooperative, Cebu City, Philippines. Beacon Credit Union  -  Commsave Credit Union Ltd, Northampton  

JOE BIDEN AWARDS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT EDUCATORS OF THE YEAR from:-

Asia - Justine Lynn Limocon, PhDE, Lamac Multipurpose Cooperative, Cebu City, Philippines. Australasia - Paul Dawson, ACDE, First Choice Credit Union Ltd, Orange, NSW, Australia. The Caribbean - Carla Decker, CUDE, DEUK, CaribDE, CanadaDE (from Washington, DC, USA) - Academic Director & Lead Facilitator, CaribDE. Europe - Christina Stoneman, ACDE, Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd, Treorchy, Wales

"PELL SCHOLARS" - Recipients of ICULD&E Foundation bursaries to attend Development Educator courses.  CaribDE25 - March 2017 - Jacqueline Simpson and Patrice Thomas-Hinds from Kingston, Jamaica, CaribDE26/CanadaDE1 - June 2017 - Jennifer Dawne Heyliger from St Kitts and Wade Richardson from Anguilla. ACDE21 - June 2017 - Sheila Murtagh from England, Walter Owuor Oguto from Kenya and Wayne Rosser from Wales

 

 

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