MADISON, Wis. (1/16/15)--Nominations for the World Council of Credit Unions' 2015 Distinguished Service Award, the international credit union system's highest honor, are due March 9.
The award will be presented during the closing ceremonies of the World Credit Union Conference, which meets July 12-15 in Denver.
The DSA 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/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" are eligible for nomination. Individual recipients are those whose actions benefitted global credit union development beyond their national boundaries, while institutional recipients can be organizations or agencies providing financial or technical assistance to develop international credit union movements and their service infrastructures over an extended time.
DSA is not an annual award, but presented on achievements and worthiness, as determined by the award committee. World Council can present up to one institutional and three individual awards in a given year.
This year's award recipients will be provided complimentary conference registration and one companion registration for the 2015 World Credit Union Conference.
Nominations must be made by a World Council member organization. Visit www.woccu.org/dsa to download the nomination criteria and nomination form and see a list of past winners.