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NCCU VISITS ST. MAARTEN-- Holds Successful Meeting with Resident Dominicans
Friday, 22 July 2011

Good turnout, highly interactive, strong interest in NCCU  are some of the words which can be used to describe a meeting of NCCU  officials  and  Dominicans residing in St. Maarten and St. Martin which took place on June 29 at the Wifol Building in Pond Field, Philipsburg, St. Maarten.

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The meeting was held to further  the Society's goal  of promoting the NCCU and expanding membership among  Dominicans residing overseas.  It was the first such outreach since the Society was established on November 1, 2010. dscf1347.jpg

A team of volunteers and staff led by President, Dexter Ducreay,  were in attendance for the meeting. Mr. Ducreay and CEO, Aylmer A. Irish addressed  the gathering.

Well-over 100 Dominicans attended the meeting, listened attentively and participated actively.  Evident throughout the meeting, was an urge to  immediately conduct  business with the NCCU.    Credit Union officials found this to be very encouraging.

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Arrangements for the meeting were handled by the   Dominica Association ably led by President, Claudette Lendor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NCCU Launches Primary Schools Reading Project
Friday, 22 July 2011

 Five months after initiating a Primary Schools Literacy Project at the Goodwill and Roseau Primary Schools, NCCU formally launched the Project on June 16, 2011.  At the impressive ceremony students, who were formerly struggling readers, had the opportunity to showcase their newly learnt reading skills.

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Nine schools in Roseau and environs have been targeted for the Project with plans to expand to the north.

Miriam Lewis, Principal of the Goodwill Primary School, told the audience that the students' attitude towards their literacy has improved.  She enthusiastically praised and thanked  NCCU for the intervention.

NCCU CEO, Aylmer Irish congratulated the teachers and asked them to continue the hard work. In commending the students he told them " You have made yourself proud and we are also proud of you." 

The Ceremony was held at the Goodwill Primary School  and was attended by NCCU officials, Ministry of Education officials, teachers and students

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Ducreay is Re-Elected NCCU President
Wednesday, 08 June 2011

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 Dexter Ducreay has been re-elected as President of the National Cooperative Credit Union Ltd following  the Credit Union's first AGM which was held on May 31, 2011. The Board remains virtually unchanged with 12 of the 13 members who led the NCCU into the amalgamation retaining their seats. Lynworth Cuffy is the new Director. 

 The Executive and Directors are as follows:

 

 

  Dexter Ducreay                                               -  President

Algernon De Gallerie                                    -  Vice President

Fevrier    Valmond                                         -  Treasurer 

 Cletus Joseph                                               -  Secretary

Janice Jean-Jacques Thomas                  -  Director

Bernard Francis                                            -  Director

Vernice Bellony                                             -  Director

Rhoda Celaire                                               -  Director

Carlisle Jno Baptiste                                   -  Director

Michael Augustine                                       -  Director

Bernice Matthew                                           -  Director

Celia Delauney                                             -  Director

Lynworth Cuffy                                               - Director

 

 

 
NCCU HOLDS 1st AGM --Reports Solid Performance
Thursday, 02 June 2011

 The adoption of By Laws for the new entity, presentation of the financial statements and reports, election of volunteers and the approval of a 6% dividend on Member Shares, were among the highlights when members of the National Co-operative Credit Union Ltd met on May 31 at its 1st General Meeting to review the Society’s performance for the two (2) month period, November 1 to December 31, 2010 .   The meeting was held at the St. Gerard’s Hall in Roseau under the theme, “One Big Family”.

 NCCU’s  President, Mr. Dexter Ducreay reported to the membership that the Society recorded solid financial performance in the two months under review earning Gross Revenues of $4.67M and realising Total Comprehensive Income of $654,442. He described this performance as creditable noting that most institutions experience losses for a period of time after a merger. 
 
According to the Board of Directors’ Report, the Society intends to pursue consolidation over the next three years and will focus on streamlining processes, improving inter-branch communication, training staff and volunteers, promotion of services and offering additional incentives to members.  
 
 After a lengthy and enthusiastic election process, 38 of the 39 volunteers, who steered the NCCU from November 1, 2010 to May 31, 2011  were returned to office.  
 
Prior to the adjournment of the meeting, a decision was taken to reward members who made the time to attend and participate with a $50 deposit to their accounts.   
 
The NCCU is a financial co-operative and was established on November 1, 2010. It is an amalgamation of the Vieille Case, St. David’s, St. Paul, Roseau and La Salette Credit Unions. The  Society has a roll of over 36,000 members and assets in excess of $340M.  
 
SPORTS NEWS RELEASE
Wednesday, 04 May 2011
NCCU/VIELLE CASE GRAND DOMINO KNOCK-OUT 

A Domino Knock-Out was organized by the sports academy of the National Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. (NCCU) Vieille Case Branch on Sunday May 1st at the Paix Bouche Resource Center.

 

Five teams participated in this exciting event. Upper Penville, Lower Penville, Vieille Case, Rockers of Paix Bouche and Windy Strikers of Paix Bouche.

 

The opening ceremony was addressed by the president of the NCCU Mr. Dexter Ducreay.

 

First round, Rockers defeated Vielle Case. Upper Penville defeated Strikers and Paix Bouche Windy Strikers defeated Lower Penville.

 

Second round, Rockers of Paix Bouche defeated Upper Penville, Strikers defeated Lower Penville.

 

Finals

Rockers of Paix Bouche defeated Windy Strikers of Paix Bouche.

 

Rockers – 1021 points

Windy Strikers – 719 points

 
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