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Connexus : Issue 42
2013 Events MAY 2 May CEO & Director Forum 8-9 May BSA UK National Conference 14 May Federal Budget JULY 14-17 July WOCCU's World Credit Union Conference, Canada AUGUST 14 Aug CEO & Director Forum OCTOBER 17 Oct International Credit Union Day 26 -- 30 Oct Abacus Convention, Melbourne 28 Oct Abacus AGM Newcastle Permanent clocks up 110 years Australia's largest building society Newcastle Per manent is celebrating 110 years of ser vice. For med in 1903, today the building society employs more than 900 staff and holds $8 billion in total assets. A specially-commissioned website (www.since1903. com.au) outlines the building society's achievements and milestones. They include the establishment of the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Fund to commemorate the organisation's cententary in 2003. Grants totalling more than $10 million have been awarded during the past decade to hundreds of local organisations for community projects. Meanwhile, history is coming to life at the Newcastle Museum where Newcastle Per manent has set up an interactive exhibit. Keeping diversity on the agenda Internationally recognised expert on diversity, equality and leadership development, Patricia Bellinger, is one of the keynote speakers at the Women on Boards annual conference, to be held in Sydney from May 8. Bellinger, who now heads executive education at Har vard Business School, is known for her work with British Petroleum and global bio-pharma company Bristol Myers Squibb. Other keynote speakers include UK jour nalist and commentator Alison Maitland, Billabong Australia CEO Laura Inman, human rights lawyer Kate Eastman, PepsiCo (Kong Kong) president, Asia Pacifc region Umran Bebo, and Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick. For more information about the program, visit www. womenonboards.org.au 40 years for Illawarra CU Illawarra Credit Union has been marking its 40th anniversary with a number of events over the past months in the Illawarra region of New South Wales. For med on 20 July 1972, the credit union now has 28,000 members and $452 million in member savings. "Illawarra Credit Union is a proudly local, member-based organisation with a long history of offering members a truly competitive alternative to the banks," says CEO Bob Kotic. The credit union has supported many community organisations, and staff and members have also made a signifcant contribution to a number of local charities incuding the St Vincent de Paul Society, RSPCA, Para Meadows School and House with No Steps. NEWS 8 Connexus