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Bert Mullen Lecture (Friday 18 October 2013)
Bert Mullen was a painter & decorator who lived with his wife, Alice and family, in one of Glasgow’s new housing schemes, Drumchapel. Bert and his friends, the Mc Sevneys, were very conscious that there were no affordable, financial services available to the working class residents of their community. He learned of credit union and the exceptional impact that it was having on the lives of ordinary people through Irish newspapers. Convinced that it could work for the good of the community in Drumchapel, he contacted the Irish League of Credit Unions, the World Council and anybody else who would listen to him. Western Credit Union was launched in Drumchapel in February 1970. Bert’s encouragement and inspiration also saw the launch of Dalmuir and Cranhill, to be followed by 130 other credit unions. His untimely death in 1986 was a loss to the whole of the Scottish Credit Union movement.
The Bert Mullen Lecture, hosted by the Scottish League of Credit Unions, is intended to commemorate the influence that Bert Mullen, and people like him, had on the development of the Scottish Credit Union movement. The 2013 Keynote speaker is John Bird, British social entrepreneur and best known as the founder of The Big Issue magazine. John will talk about the theme of ‘social capital’ and the role that Credit Unions can play in promoting the self-help principle of ‘a hand up, not a hand out’.
· What Bert Mullen Lecture
· Where Logie Theatre, Stirling University (Stirling Management Centre)
· When Friday 18 October 2013 (6.30pm arrival | 7pm lecture with Q&A )
· Who For anyone wishing to celebrate International Credit Union Day
To book your free place, please get contact us via Katrina@scottishcu.org or 0141 774 5020
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