MADISON, Wis. (1/29/10)--World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) has issued a call for nominations for the Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor bestowed by the international credit union system. Nominations are due by April 5. The award honors outstanding achievements in the global credit union movement. Awards will be presented at The 1 Credit Union Conference, a one-year-only event sponsored by WOCCU and the Credit Union National Association that combines the World Credit Union Conference and America’s Credit Union Conference and Expo. The 1 Credit Union Conference will be July 11-14 in Las Vegas. Individual recipients can be WOCCU and its member organization officers, directors or representatives, international credit union pioneers, field technicians with a long and outstanding service record, or persons whose actions have benefited global credit union development. WOCCU presents no more than three individual awards per year. Institutional recipients can be organizations or agencies that have provided financial and technical assistance to develop international credit union movements and their service infrastructures over an extended period. WOCCU presents a maximum of one institutional award per year. Nominations must be made by a WOCCU member organization. For more information, use the link.