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Filene and Biden Award Winners 2011-2017

AWARD WINNERS

2017

EDWARD FILENE CREDIT UNION AWARDS FOR PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE - GB & IRELAND

  • Supreme Award for Social Entrepreneurship -  Prince Bishops Community Bank, Stanley, Co.Durham        
  • Single Benefactor of the Year (Organisation) - Karbon Homes  nominated by Prince Bishops Community Bank
  • Single Benefactor of the Year (Individual) - Ian Gylee, President, Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd, Treorchy, Wales
  • Chief Executive Officer or General Manager of a Credit Union -  Amanda Ivey, CEO, Commsave Credit Union Ltd, Northampton
  • Young Credit Union Leader, either paid or unpaid, aged 17-35 years in 2017 - Bethany Moss, South Yorkshire Credit Union Ltd, Doncaster 
  • Customer Services Officer or Teller of the Year 2017 - Christine Bates, Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd, Treorchy, Wales
  • Hosting Saving Schemes for Primary and Secondary School pupils - Prince Bishops Community Bank, Stanley, Co.Durham
  • Achieving Business Growth using its own resources - Commsave Credit Union Ltd, Northampton 
  • Trading and Innovation using its own resources or others obtained from the private sector - Prince Bishops Community Bank, Stanley, Co.Durham
  • A credit union serving as a financial incubator for seed, small and medium enterprises operated by its owner-members - Killarney Credit Union Ltd, Co.Kerry, Ireland 
  • Credit union advocacy with local and national politicians - Joint Winners:  Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd and Prince Bishops Community Bank
  • Community mobilisation and outreach - Killarney Credit Union Ltd, Co.Kerry, Ireland  
  • Dispensing financial education to the entire Common Bond - Prince Bishops Community Bank, Stanley, Co.Durham  
  • Use of the media - Salford Credit Union Ltd, Salford, Greater Manchester  
  • Making a film describing the Award winning activity of an individual or credit union - Justine Lynn Limocon, PhDE, Lamac Multipurpose Cooperative, Cebu City, Philippines
  • Beacon Credit Union  -  Commsave Credit Union Ltd, Northampton  

JOE BIDEN AWARDS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT EDUCATORS OF THE YEAR from:-

  • Asia - Justine Lynn Limocon, PhDE, Lamac Multipurpose Cooperative, Cebu City, Philippines
  • Australasia - Paul Dawson, ACDE, First Choice Credit Union Ltd, Orange, NSW, Australia
  • The Caribbean - Carla Decker, CUDE, DEUK, CaribDE, CanadaDE (from Washington, DC, USA) - Academic Director & Lead Facilitator, CaribDE
  • Europe - Christina Stoneman, ACDE, Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd, Treorchy, Wales

"PELL SCHOLARS" - Recipients of ICULD&E Foundation bursaries to attend Development Educator courses  ►

  • CaribDE25 - March 2017 - Jacqueline Simpson and Patrice Thomas-Hinds from Kingston, Jamaica
  • CaribDE26/CanadaDE1 - June 2017 - Jennifer Dawne Heyliger from St Kitts and Wade Richardson from Anguilla 
  • ACDE21 - June 2017 - Sheila Murtagh from England, Walter Owuor Oguto from Kenya and Wayne Rosser from Wales 

2016

EDWARD FILENE CREDIT UNION AWARDS FOR PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE -GB & IRELAND

  • Supreme Award for Social Entrepreneurship - Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd., Treorchy, Wales

  • Beacon Credit Union - Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd., Treorchy, Wales

  • A Chief Executive Officer or General Manager of a Credit Union - joint winners
             Sheila Murtagh, DEEU, Chief Executive Officer, Salford Credit Union Ltd, Salford
             Christina Stoneman, ACDE, General Manager, Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd.
  • Juvenile Depositors Schemes in Primary Schools (up to age 11) Prince Bishops Community Bank Ltd., Stanley, Co.Durham
  • Achieving Business Growth using its own resources - Jubilee Tower Credit Union Ltd, Darwen, Lancs
  • Trading and Innovation using its own resources or money borrowed from the private sector - Jubilee Tower Credit Union Ltd., Darwen
  • Creating legitimate products and services for owner-members to create, accumulate, retain and pass on their wealth -
            North East Scotland Credit Union Ltd, Aberdeen
  • Engaging in direct Credit Union Advocacy with local/national politicians - Salford Credit Union Ltd., Salford
  • Exemplary service in response to telephone enquiries - Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd., Treorchy, Wales
  • Community Mobilisation and Outreach - North East Scotland Credit Union Ltd., Aberdeen
  • Dispensing Financial Education in its entire Common Bond - Prince Bishops Community Bank, Stanley, Co.Durham
  • Fundraising for Good Causes - North East Scotland Credit Union Ltd., Aberdeen.
  • Use of the Media - joint winners
            Glenamaddy Credit Union Ltd, Co.Galway, Eire 
            Prince Bishops Community Bank, Stanley, Co.Durham
  • Film Production -  Glenamaddy Credit Union Ltd, Co.Galway, Eire

JOE BIDEN AWARDS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT EDUCATORS OF THE YEAR from:-

  • The continent of Africa - Lilian Ndegwa, ACDE, ADE, Nairobi, Kenya
  • The continent of Asia - Teresa Tao, ACDE, Yunnan, China 
  • The continent of Asia - Runner Up - Dudz Samson, CUDE, PhDE, I-CUDE, Cebu City, Philippines

"PELL SCHOLARS" - Recipients of ICULD&E Foundation bursaries to attend Development Educator courses

All the following attended Asian Development Educator Courses (ACDE) in Bangkok, Thailand, "Batch 19" in May and "Batch 20" in December    

  • Alana Miles, CUDE, DEEU, ACDE from the USA - Batch 19 
  • Khin Moh Moh, ACDE from Myanmar - Batch 19 
  • Lilian Ndegwa, ADE, ACDE from Kenya - Batch 19
  • Peter Owira, ADE, ACDE from Kenya - Batch 19
  • Christina Stoneman, ACDE from Wales - Batch 19
  • Teresa Tao, ACDE from China - Batch 19
  • Thinzar Soe Win, ACDE from Myanmar - Batch 20

2015 

EDWARD FILENE CREDIT UNION AWARDS FOR PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE
-  GB & IRELAND

  • Supreme Award for Social Entrepreneurship - South Yorkshire Credit Union Ltd, Doncaster
  • Beacon Credit Union - Ballyhackamore Credit Union Ltd, East Belfast, N.Ireland
  • A Single Benefactor to a Credit Union - Matthew Don Bailey, Civil Service Credit Union Ltd, Dublin, Eire
  • A President, Board Chairperson, Chief Executive Officer or General Manager of a Credit Union - Murdo MacLeod, South Yorkshire Credit Union, Doncaster
  • Young Credit Union Leader (17-35 years on 31.07.15) - Owen Chown, Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd, Treorchy, Wales
  • Achieving Business Growth using its own resources - Jubilee Tower Credit Union Ltd, Darwen, Lancs
  • Trading and Innovation using its own resources or money borrowed from the private sector - North East Credit Union Ltd, Aberdeen
  • Community Mobilisation and Outreach - Ballyhackamore Credit Union Ltd, East Belfast, N.Ireland
                                                                    Jubilee Tower Credit Union Ltd, Darwen, Lancs
                                                                    North East Scotland Credit Union Ltd, Aberdeen
  • Dispensing Financial Education in its entire Common Bond - South Yorkshire Credit Union Ltd, Doncaster
  • Fundraising for Good Causes - Prince Bishops Community Bank, Stanley, Co.Durham
  • Use of the Media - Ballyhackamore Credit Union Ltd, East Belfast, N.Ireland
  • Film Production - Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd, Treorchy Wales and Prince Bishops Community Bank, Co.Durham

JOE BIDEN AWARDS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT EDUCATORS OF THE YEAR from:-

  • The continent of Africa - Ann Mbaabu, ACDE, Stima-SACCO, Mombasa, Kenya
  • The continent of Asia - Jose Allan S. Bartolo, PhDE, Bugasong Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Antique, Philippines
  • The continent of Australasia - Deb Say, DUDE, Traditional Credit Union, Casurina, Northern Territories, Australia
  • The islands of the Caribbean - Her Excellency Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, HonCaribDE, Jamaican High Commissioner in London

"PELL SCHOLARS" - Recipients of ICULD&E Foundation bursaries to attend Development Educator courses not in their home area

  • Ann Mbaabu from Mombasa, Kenya attended the Asian Development Educator Course in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Malcolm Ngouala from Congo Brazzaville/Great Britain attended the African Development Educator Course in S.Africa
  • Sukhmeet Sohal from Thailand attended the Development Educator European Course in Liverpool, Great Britain

2014  

Edward Filene Credit Union Awards for Excellence - Great Britain & Ireland

  • A Single Benefactor to a Credit Union - Donald Urquhart, I-CUDE - Capital Credit Union Ltd. Edinburgh
  • A President, Board Chairperson, Chief Executive Officer or General Manager of a Credit Union - Eileen Halligan, Central Liverpool Credit Union Ltd., Liverpool
  • A Juvenile Depositor scheme run by young people themselves under 11 years -  Capital Credit Union Ltd., Edinburgh & Stockbridge Primary School
  • Achieving Business Growth -  Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd, Treorchy, Wales
  • Raising Funds (excluding share deposits) to develop the Credit Union - Medway & Swale Credit Union Ltd, Medway, Kent 
  • Engaging in Community Initiatives and Outreach -  Ballyhackamore Credit Union Ltd., Belfast, N. Ireland
  • Dispensing Money Management Education to entire “Common Bond” catchment -  Prince Bishops Credit Union Ltd., Co. Durham
  • Beacon Credit Union 2013/14 - Capital Credit Union Ltd., Edinburgh

Joe Biden Award for the Credit Union Development Educator Of The Year

  • From Asia  -  Roberta (Mely) Verano I-CUDE - Cebu City, Philippines

Special Awards 2014 - made by the Foundation’s Trustees                                                                           

  • Lifetime Award for Exemplary Service to Credit Unions and Co-operatives over many years -  R.Hettiarachchi, CEO (retired), Asian Confederation of Credit Unions
  • Most Travelled Development Educator - Lois Kitsch CUDE, ACDE, DUDE, PhDE, I-CUDE - NCUF, USA
  • Motivator - Africa DE Programme 2014 -  Malcolm Ngouala, DEUK

2013 

Edward Filene Credit Union Awards for Excellence” - Great Britain & Ireland

  • Supreme Award for Social Entrepreneurship - Capital Credit Union Ltd, Edinburgh
  • Sales and Marketing - Capital Credit Union Ltd, Edinburgh
  • Active Partnerships -  Salford Credit Union Ltd 
  • Community Mobilisation & Outreach - Ballyhackamore Credit Union Ltd, Belfast 
  • Fundraising for Charity - Capital Credit Union Ltd, Edinburgh
  • Fund Raising and Capital Raising - Dial-A-Cab Credit Union Ltd., London 
  • Single Benefactor to a Credit Union (under 1000 owner-members - Caroline Swift of Medway Credit Union Ltd, Kent
  • Single Benefactor to a Credit Union (over 1000 owner-members) - Alex Spence of Capital Credit Union Ltd, Edinburgh
  • Juvenile Depositor of the year aged 11 to 16 - Thomas Knox of Partners Credit Union Ltd, Liverpool
  • Juvenile Depositors of the year under 11 years - Broxburn Primary School & West Lothian/Livingston Credit Union  Ltd
  • Credit Union Trading, Innovation & Application - No.1 Copperpot Credit Union
  • Lending to owner-members seed, small & medium businesses - Partners Credit Union Ltd, Liverpool
  • Young Leader of the year aged 17-35 - Simon Martin, Sheffield Credit Union Ltd
  • Use of the Media -  Capital Credit Union Ltd, Edinburgh
  • Credit Union - less than 2000 owner-members - Solent Credit Union Ltd,  Southampton

Overseas Development Educator of the Year from the European Union or Africa

  • Eleanora Zgonjanin Petrovic – FULM Savings House, Macedonia

2012   

Edward Filene Credit Union Awards for Excellence” - Great Britain & Ireland 

  • Supreme Award for Social Entrepreneurship  not awarded
  • Marketing - Hull & East Yorkshire Credit Union Ltd.
  • Active Partnerships - Citysave Credit Union Ltd, Birmingham
  • Community Mobilisation - Scotwest Credit Union Ltd, Glasgow
  • Single Benefactor -  Paul Hyde, Partners Credit Union Ltd, Liverpool
  • Education - Whitehaven, Egremont & District Credit Union Ltd.
  • Credit Union Innovation - Partners Credit Union Ltd Liverpool and Glasgow Credit Union Ltd.
  • Young Leader of the Year aged 19-35 - Caroline Domanski, No. 1 Copperpot Credit Union Ltd
  • Photography - Dragonsavers Credit Union Ltd, Treorchy, Wales

2011

Edward Filene Credit Union Awards for Excellence” - Great Britain & Ireland 

  • Supreme Award for Social Entrepreneurship - Norfolk Credit Union Ltd
  • Marketing - Scotwest Credit Union Ltd, Glasgow
  • Active Partnerships - Norfolk Credit Union Ltd
  • Community Mobilisation -  Partners Credit Union Ltd, Liverpool
  • Fundraising for Charity - Scotwest Credit Union Ltd, Glasgow
  • Single Benefactor - Elizabeth Donnelly, Armagh Credit Union Ltd, Belfast
  • Education - Capital Credit Union Ltd, Edinburgh

   
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