Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive
150x172_CUEffect.jpg
Contacts
LISA MCCUEVICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
MICHELLE WILLITSManaging Editor
RON JOOSSASSISTANT EDITOR
ALEX MCVEIGHSTAFF NEWSWRITER
TOM SAKASHSTAFF NEWSWRITER

News Now

CU System
Rural co-ops working with WOCCU in China still intact
MADISON, Wis. (5/16/08)--Rural credit cooperatives (RCCs) working with the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) in China are reporting none were knocked out of commission by a massive earthquake Monday that killed at least 10,000 people. "We were working in Guizhou Province, next door to Sichuan Province, epicenter of the earthquake," said Michael Muckian, communications manager at WOCCU. "Although there are rural credit cooperatives in Sichuan, we haven't been in touch with them for quiet some time, and like the rest of the world, we don't know what's going on over there right now," Muckian told News Now. Ten people from RCCs in Guizhou are in the U.S., visiting credit unions in California. Some were apparently in touch with their families back home. The families said "they felt some shaking, but there were no injuries or deaths, no significant damage, and no RCCs knocked out of commission," he added. WOCCU's World Credit Union Conference will be in Hong Kong, nowhere near the region devastated by the 7.9 magnitude quake. The conference is set for July 13-16.
Other Resources

RSS





print
News Now LiveWire
Through the snow, be on the lookout for a @CU4Kids @CMNHospitals @COOPFS billboard in @TimesSquareNYC this week
11 hours ago
.@CUNA , trades unite to urge Congress on #datasecurity action http://t.co/gzmZGX9nfF
14 hours ago
State of Wash. @dficonsumers has expanded its CAMEL ratings to include an "S" for interest-rate sensitivity.
15 hours ago
.@HUDgov tweets: Be sure to tune in tonight to watch @SecretaryCastro on @TheDailyShow with Jon Stewart http://t.co/B1L23NQaoJ
15 hours ago
.@NJCUL Southern Chapter meeting canceled due to the impending snowstorm
15 hours ago