EK Credit Union recently welcomed credit union colleagues from as far a field as Colombia, Kenya, Botswana, Canada, Ghana, Russia and the Cayman Islands to share their knowledge and understanding of credit unions all over the world.
Each year the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) hosts an annual general meeting and conference in a different country, this year the chosen venue was Glasgow’s SECC with 1700 delegates attending from over 60 different countries around the world.
As part of the conference, local credit unions are invited to host an event and 19 credit union colleagues attended the event hosted by EK credit union. After introductions they were invited for a tour of our office by directors, staff and volunteers before travelling to Gracie’s Café at the Loch, where Pipe Major Roddy Shanks was on hand to entertain the guests with a few Scottish tunes.
Chairperson of EK Credit Union, Stephen Sherriff said, ‘It was an honour and a pleasure to welcome our guests. Every delegate mentioned how friendly and welcoming the staff and volunteers were and I know we all learned a great deal from the visit. We had a great time and I would like to thank everyone who made the even a success.’
Corrinne Glasgow, the chief executive officer for the Cayman Islands Civil Service Credit Union added, ‘It is good to know that wherever you go, you are never far from the worldwide credit union family that works so hard towards giving people a better chance in life. I would like to thank our hosts at East Kilbride for such a wonderful evening.’