Thursday 10th Oct, 2019
Happy International Credit Union Day
Next week sees International Credit Union Day.
Celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948, the day highlights the movement’s history and achievements, and shares member experiences.
Each year the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) celebrates a theme around the world, this year being: Local Service. Global Reach.
The ultimate goal is to raise awareness about the great work that credit unions are doing around the world and give members the opportunity to get more engaged. The day of festivities for credit unions and financial cooperatives globally include fundraisers, open houses, contests, picnics, and parades.
“Each credit union serves a local community,” said WOCCU President and CEO Brian Branch.
“And it is because of that local service in communities across the world that we have a global credit union movement that’s now 260 million members strong. That’s why our theme – Local Service. Global Reach – so perfectly captures the focus and scope of credit unions as we head into the next decade.”
“Our member focus means that we continuously strive for higher levels of member service and engagement,” added Michelle Kamke, marketing projects manager at CUNA. “Our co-operative values make us stronger together because when we empower locally, we inspire globally. ICU Day is a chance to showcase the meaningful change the movement brings to members worldwide.”
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