Six Barbadians were commended by the Barbados Public Workers’ Co-operative Credit Union recently, as the organisation commemorated the International Day of Co-operatives, observed annually on the first Saturday in July.
The BPWCCUL created a promotion where persons were asked to submit the name and story of someone, recommending them as a citizen who has done something outstanding, in aid of others in the island. The credit union did both an external promotion open to the public, along with an internal promotion where staff was encouraged to enter.
The winners were commended for many things, such as providing emotional and financial support, lending assistance with food and clothing and encouraging prayer in the workplace.
Stacy Mottley, acting on behalf of Marketing Officer, Tracia Pounder, stated: “It is important — amidst all else that is going on in the world today — to celebrate and commend persons who display the spirit of co-operatives around the world: the spirit of goodness, trust and resilience. The BPWCCUL is honoured to present six awardees with BPWCCUL gift vouchers valued at $100, along with a beautiful hamper for you and your families.”
The winners were Tricia Chandler, Apostle Diana Nicholls and Alvin Straughn, along with staff members, Cecilia Antonia O’Neal-Dorne, Irwin Gibson and Hildred O’Garro.
The BPWCCUL is the largest credit union in the island, and according to management, promises to bring more exciting and uplifting programmes for the remainder of 2013.