TCCU OPENS CANOUAN BRANCHWednesday, December 5, 2018
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers Co-operative Credit Union Ltd (SVGTCCU) has accomplished yet another major milestone in its forty year history.
The SVGTCCU opened its Canouan Branch with an impressive ceremony on Thursday, November 23rd, 2018 in the presence of an appreciative audience. Chief Executive Officer,Sis. Jasmine Huggins-Daly alluded to the fact that it was long in coming but commended the former CEO Bro. Julian C. Jack for laying the ground work and ensuring the existence of an agent on the island. She also expressed gratitude tothe Board of Directors of the SVGTCCU for the modern facilities that the office had been outfitted with.
In his address to the people of Canouan, President Bro. Jimmie Forde joyfully noted that the opening of the SVGTCCU Canouan Branch is one of the major achievement of their ‘40th Anniversary’ being celebrated this year. Appropriately, the theme of the anniversary is “Forty Years; We Care, We Share”. He further highlighted the successes and growth of the SVG Teachers Co-operative Credit Union over the forty years with Assets of 128 million dollars and 12,000 plus members. Bro. Forde invited all of Canouan to participate and enjoy the benefits and services available. These include the Supplies Outlet and Bookshop, Online and ATM services, Loans and various Saving options.
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Co-operative League Ltd, of which the SVGTCCU is a member, was also present. The League’s representative, Bro. Monty Chambers in his remarks, applauded the expansion of the SVG Teachers Co-operative Credit Union onthe opening of its Canouan Branch. He also pledged full support on behalf of the SVG Co-operative League in seeing the Canouan Branch grow and develop.
The audience was treated to a well prepared choral speech by the children of the Canouan Government School. A highlight of the presentation was their reference to the presence of the SVGTCCU Supplies Outlet and Bookshop on the Island. They gleefully proclaimed that they no longer have to travel to the mainland to purchase books. The children expressed that the savings from ‘travel & stay over’ will ensure that they all get book bags and other supplies.
Their presentation seemingly brought immediate results. During the ceremony, the President on behalf of the SVGTCCU’s Supplies Outlet and Bookshop presented seven boxes of a variety of books to the school. Gift vouchers were also given to Anya Allen and Kacey Farrell, the two students of the Canouan Government School who won the recently held Southern Grenadines Spelling Bee Competition.
The officeand the Customer Service Representative, Bro. Jaime Simmons, received a blessing via Pastor Asbert Garnes, former Headteacher of the Canouan Government School and longstanding member of the SVGTCCU, Bertina Sandy, cut the ribbon to declare the office opened.
The office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m. Monday to Thursday, Fridays 8:30a.m. until 4:00p.m. and on Saturdays 9:00a.m. to 11:30a.m.
CEO Sis. Jasmine Huggings-Daly, Past President Sis.Kay Martin-Jack, President Bro. Jimmie Forde and SVG League Rep. Bro. Montie Chambers