The International Credit Union Movement The Structure of A Credit Union The Operation Principle Why Join a Credit Union
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The Structure of A Credit Union
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The Worldwide Logo

 

The longitude and latitude oval shape is the earth
Credit Unions are the basic cooperative institutions in the worldwide, now, there are over 40,000 CUs in 97 countries; in Taiwan, there are more than 300 CUs and 190,000 members.
Four people represent a family
Credit Unions will concern of every family without any limitation on the race and the boundary.
Two hands represent the self-help and mutual help
When you become the member of the credit unions, you must have saving persistently (self-help), then, can apply for loans with the reasonable interest (mutual help) and have other welfares.
Two hands, Family, Earth
This logo is used by the credit unions in the worldwide; we had registered with the logo according to the trademark law in Taiwan.
 
 

The International Structure

 

-a Asia Region-

 

Association of Asian Confederation of Credit Unions- ACCU
www.aaccu.coop
 
ACCU  
 

 

-a Asia Region-

 

World Council of Credit Unions- WOCCU
www.woccu.org
 
WOCCU  
 

The Credit Union Structure

-Internal Structure-

 

 

The general meeting of members- the highest decision making body and composed by all members to be held at least once a year.

 
The board of directors- as the nerves system of a credit union under the general meeting of members to be formed by 7-21 board members who are elected by all members and serve a term of 3 years, reelected board members may serve unlimited terms. The elected board members should call the board meeting within a week after the general meeting to elect 4 board members being representatively as the offices of president, vice president, secretary and treasurer among themselves; the elected president allows to be reelected once. The board meeting should be called at least once a month to be in charge of the businesses management and operation strategy establishment.
The supervisory committee- as the doctor of a credit union under the general meeting of members to be formed by 5-15 supervisory members who are elected by all members and serve a term of 3 years, reelected supervisory members may serve unlimited terms. The elected supervisory members should call the supervisory meeting within a week after the general meeting to elect 1 supervisory member as the chairman of this committee. The supervisory meeting should be called at least once a month to supervise the financial report and businesses implementation to make minutes with the suggestions for the board of directors.

 

-External Structure-

 

 

Chapter- a local union which is composed by primary credit unions located in the same area as the bridge between the league and primary credit unions. There are 15 Chapters located in 15 counties of 4 areas (north, south, east and middle) to assist conducting varies social activities and training programs for members and leaders as well as promoting the new credit unions establishment and businesses run by league.

 

League- a national union as a legal juridical association organized by all primary credit unions to be responsible on establishment, management, supervision, guidance and assistance for primary credit unions. All registered primary credit unions ought to join league as her members.

Remark: the league’s logo underneath is approved by the board of directors of league to be used in the international event.



 
-Credit Unions’ Structure Chart-