Police Co-operative Credit Union  celebrating 10 years
January 15, 2013
Police Co-operative Credit Union celebrating 10 years

The St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Co-operative Credit Union Ltd will celebrate its 10th anniversary on January 16.To mark the occasion, the credit union will be hosting a week of events, which began on January 13.{{more}}

A press release stated that the week began with a church service at the Kingstown Evangelical Church on Sunday.

Yesterday, January 14, a march and radio programme took place. The march started outside the Central Police Station at 10 a.m. and was accompanied by the Police Band.

The procession moved down Bay Street and travelled to Foresters’ Corner before ending at the Central Police Station.

A panel of past and present executive members was also on the Police On-the-beat radio programme last night, sensitiizing the public on matters pertaining to the credit union.

According to the press release, today, Tuesday 15 is dubbed “Environmental Clean up Day” while Wednesday is called “Members Appreciation Day”.

Also today, the credit union will partner with the Police Force Youth Club to clean the Wallilabou beach and river mouth on the leeward side of the island.

Sgt Daniel Robertson, the manager of the credit union, indicated that gloves and meals would be provided on that day.

Wednesday, which is also the day of the Union’s anniversary, will be considered an open day at the office. Free registration and financial counselling will be offered on that day.

At 10:30 a.m., refreshments will be handed out to persons and tokens of appreciation will be distributed.

Thursday is deemed “community service day” and the press release states that donated toiletries and clothing would be handed over to the Lewis Punnett Home and the Mental Health Centre.

A barbecue and karaoke are scheduled place on Friday 18. The barbecue will be held outside the Central Police Station and begin at 11 a.m., while the karaoke, which will also take place at the Central Police Station, will begin at 7 p.m. and will be hosted by Sazzo’s Karaoke House.

The week of events wraps up on Saturday 19 with a sports day, dinner, award ceremony and dance. The sports day commences at 9 a.m. at the Arnos Vale (1) playing field and ends at 3 p.m.

Various attractions will be available for children. Meals will be provided and non-alcoholic beverages will be on sale.

Robertson said that persons can look forward to a 20/20 cricket match between the police credit union executives and other credit union executives.

The dinner takes place at the Aquatic Club and will be followed by a dance. Tickets are on sale at the credit union’s office and by members. Single tickets are priced at EC$75, while couples are EC$125. Tickets to attend the dance only are EC$25.

The manager highlighted that the award ceremony will be to honour the founding fathers of the credit union.

President of the credit union Sgt Brenton Smith said that he is proud the union is celebrating 10 years, especially because police credit unions do not have a long life span.

“History has also told that police credit unions don’t normally last. To be celebrating 10 years, it means that our credit union in St Vincent and the Grenadines has to be doing something different,” Smith said.

He also said that he is grateful for the foresight of William Harry, the first president, and the board of directors, because the formation of the credit union has impacted positively on the lives of many officers.

The Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Co-operative Credit Union invites all members and the rest of the public to come and celebrate with them on the joyous occasion.