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International Relations

Credit unions are dedicated to upholding the philosophy of “people helping people” at local, national, and global levels by providing optimal and affordable resources to meet the needs of their communities. Through financial initiatives, credit unions around the world are working to improve the financial well-being of their members. This is at the heart of the mission and structure of credit unions. In addition to the Cornerstone League, organizations such as the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions enable you to expand your reach and get involved to help transform lives and communities.

Member Stories

The following is a collection of narratives from credit unions in the Cornerstone region and their involvement in the worldwide credit union system. Engagement in international efforts exemplifies the cooperative spirit at the heart of the industry that has been carried out for almost 100 years. To contribute a narrative of your own, please contact Cornerstone League SVP Mike Delker.

Brazil
Nov 4, 2021

Brazil 2014 Trip with World Council of Credit Union's Internship with Sicredi

Interns and accompanying visitors with the World Council of Credit Unions witnessed the global cooperative spirit firsthand as they ventured to Brazil in 2014 to visit with Sicredi, the first financial cooperative initiative in the country.
Oct 8, 2021

Learning Journeys exemplify the global credit union movement

The rapid development of the internet, competition, and growth has not left much time to contemplate cooperative principles or to embed them in operational practice.
Needham trip
Nov 25, 2020

Gifts of books and backpacks help rural community in Jamaica

What started as gifts to a few local children has grown into a school library in Trelawny, Jamaica. Several years ago, Marsha Needham, director of education and development at People’s Trust Federal Credit Union, noticed that she and her son had accumulated several hundred books over the years.

Get Involved

Learn how you can get involved in international engagement opportunities and make connections across the globe. Whether you are looking to engage in experiential learning or assist global cooperative efforts first-hand, there are different levels of connection available. Find one that fits your passion and join us in our efforts to ensure financial health for individuals worldwide.

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Global Womens Leadership Network

Global Women’s Leadership Network seeks to provide women in the credit union arena a safe forum to discuss issues to further their professional and personal journeys, exchange ideas, network with neighboring credit union leaders, and provide education.

WYCUP

World Council's Young Credit Union Professionals program is designed for young credit union professionals and their advocates to connect to the world, engage professional journeys with global perspective, and inspire a force for positive change through financial cooperatives communities everywhere.

Upcoming Events

View a list of upcoming opportunities on the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions website.

International Relationship Committee Members

Chair
Nancy Croix-Stroud
United Texas CU
Vice Chair
Cameron Dickey
Cy-Fair FCU
Member
Sean Cahill
True Sky CU
Member
Ruben Cisneros
Border FCU
Member
Karyn Davis
UP Arkansas FCU
Member
Melissa Hagenbuch
Heart O' Texas FCU
Member
Tanika Isaac
Union Fidelity FCU
Member
Jeff Ivey
River City FCU
Member
Marsha Needham
People's Trust FCU
Member
Lily Newfarmer
Tarrant County's CU
Member
Brent Rempe
Allegiance CU
Member
Griselda Spencer
VATAT CU
Member
Brenda Tristan
American Airlines CU
Member
JoBetsy Tyler
First Central CU