Canadian cooperative champion

first_imgI know many Canadian credit union leaders that have participated in the program.  It’s not for the faint of heart.  You are away from your family for around 4 weeks.  Many times the living conditions of the villages that you travel to include no running water and no access to technologies that we take for granted.  You are going to see people living a way of life that you never thought was imaginable.I applaud Debbie for the courage and leadership she has shown along her journey.  I would encourage you all to follow her at http://neddow.blogspot.ca/ to see someone that is truly making a difference in the lives of people.She is a Canadian Cooperative Champion. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Devin Selte Devin Selte is a 15 year veteran in the credit union industry all with Servus Credit Union. On top of his position as Branch Manager in Stony Plain, he is … Web: www.servus.ca Details Canadians are known around the world as being friendly, hospitable, and helpful.  These are great qualities that go hand in hand for those Canadians that work within the credit union movement.  Many of us are entrenched in living the credit union mission of people helping people, and embracing our cooperative values, specifically that of cooperation among cooperatives.But there are some of us that take it to a whole new level.  There are those that are willing to take themselves out of their comfort zone, take time away from their families, and thrust themselves into a world that is completely unknown to them all for the sake of making a difference in the lives of others.One of these people is Debbie Neddow.Debbie is a credit union lifer.  She lives and breathes the cooperative spirit like very few people I have ever met before.  She has also been my boss for the past 4 months.Last year, Debbie applied to take part in the Canadian Cooperative Associations Credit Union Management Coaching program.  This program allows for Canadian credit union leaders to volunteer to share their knowledge and experience to help make credit unions better in the countries of Malawi, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, or Mongolia.  Debbie was selected to travel to Ghana and departed two weeks ago for this incredible cooperative adventure.last_img read more

World rail freight news round-up

first_imgInfinity Intermodal has launched a Salt Lake City – Chicago expedited refrigerated container service, offing a door-to-door time of three days.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Maritime Intermodal ran services from DP World Southampton to its terminal at East Midlands Gateway over two days to meet growing demand for container storage. The trains were hauled by DB Cargo UK. The service can move up to 74 TEU, and regular operation is planned subject to container volumes. The Rwandan High Commissioner, DR Congo chargé d’affaires and a representative from South Sudan visited Kenya Railways’ Naivasha Inland Container Depot on May 12 to see its capabilities for handling freight in transit from the port of Mombasa to their countries. The 45 000 m2 facility has a capacity of 2 million tonnes per annum, and rwill eceive 216 TEU a day on two Madaraka Express Freight Service trains with a journey time of 10 h from Mombasa.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# DB Cargo UK and Puma Energy (UK) Ltd have signed a three-year contract to continue the transport of more than 1 million tonnes/year of fuel from Milford Haven and Immingham to terminals in Theale and Westerleigh.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# On 4 May ERS Railways launched a twice-weekly train between Bremerhaven and Frankfurt; it now offers eight destinations from Bremerhaven, five from Hamburg and four from Rotterdam.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# OmniTRAX has extended its Rail-Ready Sites programme to the West Virginia branch of the Winchester & Western Railroad, having worked with the Berkeley County Development Authority to identify an initial six sites suitable for rail-served manufacturing, food and beverage processing, and distribution facilities.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# On May 14 Hupac launched a weekly Warszawa – Wien service, with connections to and from Russia and Turkey.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more