WASHINGTON (2/15/08)--The annual World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) Supporters Reception will be March 2 at the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C. The reception is scheduled during the Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. March 2-6. WOCCU must turn in registrants' names to the embassy for security reasons today. The reception includes an introduction to the World Credit Union Conference July 13-16 in Hong Kong. Charles Yip, president of the Credit Union League of Hong Kong, will preview the conference. Melvin Edwards, WOCCU chairman, and Pete Crear, WOCCU president/CEO, will provide information on WOCCU’s activities and the role it plays in helping developing countries and their credit union movements. The reception starts at 5:30 p.m. Program speakers begin at 6.