More room for GECCU customers
June 8, 2007
More room for GECCU customers


Members of the General Employees Cooperative Credit Union (GECCU) will get the opportunity to conduct their business with the organization in a more spacious and efficient way in the not to distant future.{{more}}

Construction work is ongoing on the lower floor of the credit union’s building in Kingstown. On completion, the ground floor will accommodate a wide range of services including the Customer Service and Accounts Departments, cashiers and insurance services along with the credit union’s new ATM link 24.

Senior Marketing Officer of GECCU Cheryl Bacchus told SEARCHLIGHT that the decision was taken to expand to the lower floor of the building because area in which the credit union is housed on the upper floor of their headquarters is too cramped.

Last Monday, the credit union donated cash registers to several schools, two filing cabinets and one DVD player was donated to the Lowmans Leeward Anglican School all of whom are involved in the Schools’ cooperative programme.

Bacchus informed the teachers that one of their main efforts as a credit union is to help children to develop the habit of thrift.

“The schools co-op is a dominant agent to develop and charter young people’s perspective for the future,” Bacchus stated. “Our Board of Directors and management is committed to the continuity of this programme because it is a critical process for attaining high educational goals among youths,” she continued.

Chairman of the Supervisory Committee Joel Poyer encouraged the teachers to ensure that the students who are a part of the schools’ cooperatives continue in the movement and to help those who are not yet members to realize the number of benefits that they can receive.

According to Poyer, there are times when intelligent students cannot attend a secondary school simply because of financial difficulties that their parents may have.

This, he stated can be changed if the student is part of the school co-op and was saving his or her money while they were attending school. He also said that the student could apply for a scholarship from GECCU to assist them in going to school.

GECCU became involved in sponsoring school cooperatives on April 28 1997 and is currently sponsoring a total of 30 schools, including one preschool, 21 primary, 5 secondary, 2 multipurpose, and one college.

On Carnival Monday, GECCU and the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) will have Magic Monday… Off Da Chain Jam in an effort to support Carnival activities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.