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Mairead Fox Derry Credit Union Youth Committee. Background 2003 Five members Met monthly Developed first programme of work Youth Development Officer and.

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1 Mairead Fox Derry Credit Union Youth Committee

2 Background 2003 Five members Met monthly Developed first programme of work Youth Development Officer and Education Officer Members of the 2003 Committee contributed to a Living History arts project at Derry Credit Union

3 Our Vision To instil in our youth a realisation that a co- operative, self-enabling approach to financial affairs can be an integral part of their future Do so through promoting: –Philosophy, principles and values of credit unions –Financial services, and –Meaningful and active participation

4 Our Aim To provide opportunity to develop a life-long involvement with the credit union Members help out at the credit union AGM.

5 Our Objectives Good personal financial practices Loyal, responsible membership Broaden outlook Develop leadership potential Provide future leaders for the credit union Serve our members through helping at key credit union events

6 Mutually Beneficial Beneficial to the Credit Union –Promotes volunteering –Pool of future volunteers –Promotes good financial practices –Events and projects relevant to young people Benefical to committee members –New skills –Financial knowledge –Cv’s –Importance within the overall scheme of the credit union –New friends

7 How we are organised Education Committee: Membership includes the Youth Development Officer and Education and Training Officer Board of Directors: Appoint Education Committee, Youth Development Officer and Assistant; approve annual budget for Youth Committee

8 How we are organised Board of Directors: Appoint Education Committee, Youth Development Officer and Assistant; approve annual budget for Youth Committee Education Committee: Membership includes the Youth Development Officer and Education and Training Officer; oversees the Youth Committee

9 How we are organised Youth Committee: Sub-committee of the Education Committee; Facilitated by the Youth Development Officer, Assistant Youth Development Officer and Education and Training Officer Board of Directors: Appoint Education Committee, Youth Development Officer and Assistant; approve annual budget for Youth Committee Education Committee: Membership includes the Youth Development Officer and Education and Training Officer; oversees the Youth Committee

10 How we are organised Youth Committee: Elects own officer board; meets regularly; organises and delivers events; assist with credit union activities; Reports to the Education Committee;

11 How we are organised Education Committee: Reports to the Board of Directors Youth Committee: Elects own officer board; meets regularly; organises and delivers events; assist with credit union activities; Reports to the Education Committee;

12 How we are organised Board of Directors: Appoint Education Committee; approve annual budget for Youth Committee Youth Committee: Elects own officer board; meets regularly; organises and delivers events; assist with credit union activities; Reports to the Education Committee; Education Committee: Reports to the Board of Directors

13 Membership Recruitment Maximum number Eligibility requirement Application form

14 Meetings Members elect their officers each October: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and PRO Meetings are held in the credit union Board Room.

15 Meetings Monthly meetings Agenda and Minutes Training on how meetings are conducted and the roles of officers Minutes are distributed one week in advance (by post or ).

16 Work Plan Drawn up annually for year ahead Annual activities and dates New activities or projects and dates Budget Set by the Board of Directors £1,000 per year To pay for printing of quarterly newsletters, two socials per year, refreshments, gift vouchers for members leaving, etc.

17 Annual Activities Poster Competition Members help put up posters for judging and then organise them according to schools in order to return them.

18 Annual Activities Local stage of the Annual Schools Quiz Members distribute and collect answer sheets, monitor the hall, hand out the lemonade and crisps, and clean up at the end.

19 Annual Activities Annual General Meeting Right: Members wait backstage before the start of the AGM. Their tasks include seating members, directors and speakers; collecting ballots and conducting the prize draw.

20 Annual Activities International Credit Union Day Members hand out refreshments and clean up at the end.

21 Annual Activities Summer and Christmas Socials

22 Annual Activities Young People’s Awards 2005

23 Annual Activities Young People’s Awards 2006

24 Annual Activities Young People’s Awards 2007

25 Annual Activities Young People’s Awards 2008

26 Annual Activities Young People’s Awards 2009

27 Other events Public Speaking Competition Assisted with Extra Factor and CU Factor Quarterly Newz 4 U newsletter Promote our school credit union programmes Below: Helping out at the CU Factor final; Left: Public Speaking Competition

28 Other activities Meeting with Youth Committees from other credit unions

29 Conclusion 2009 reunion!


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