Michael Augustine was reelected by members of the National Cooperative Credit Union (NCCU) board of directors to lead that organization for yet again year.
Augustine took over for 2013/14 from Dexter Ducreay and has again retained that top post for the 2014/15 period.
He now has as his deputy Director of the Dominica Social Security (DSS), Janice Jean-Jacques Thomas, with accountant Bernice Matthew holding the post of treasurer and journalist Carlisle Jno Baptiste as secretary to the board.
“My reelection is an indication that the directors felt comfortable with how my stewardship was like. I think that they enjoyed a certain level of full and complete participation in the decision making of the NCCU. I think that would have given them a certain sense of confidence in reelecting me for a second term as president of the NCCU,” Augustine said.
He disclosed that among his top priorities will be “staff matters.”
“I will continue to reiterate that staff will remain on the front burner and I am sure that before year end, they will be pretty happy. We are also going to heighten our outreach programmes…we expect before year end, I may be a little adventurous but let’s say by early 2015 we expect Castle Bruce and South Eastern to be part of NCCU,” he stated.
Augustine stated that the expansion in Roseau is an indication that the NCCU is ready to continue business.
“We have hit a record 37 thousand members we want to encourage members to continue to put their trust in the Board of Directors and the other volunteers and the management and staff. Be thrifty, save and let NCCU be the number one financial institution of choice,” he said.
The NCCU is the amalgamation of the La Salette, Vieille Case, St. Paul, St. David and Roseau Credit Unions.