International Credit Union Day has been celebrated every year on the third Thursday in October since 1948. Members around the world celebrate this special day in a number of ways. Some sponsor open houses, picnics, fairs, festivals and parades; others hold athletic competitions and essay or art contests for young members. Public gatherings with visiting dignitaries have effectively attracted media attention and public involvement, as have educational and public service events.
More than 177 million people worldwide belong to a credit union just like yours.
Because when you go to the credit union, you're not just a customer-you're a member. It really is "your credit union." Banks belong to shareholders, hoping to profit from your transactions. At a credit union, any earnings are returned to you in the form of better rates on loans and savings.
Knowing this, who wouldn't choose a credit union?
On October 21, take the opportunity to show your current members how much you appreciate them and encourage prospective members to join.
View the 2010 Proclamation here.
For more information on ICU Day, go to http://finlit.cuna.org/icuday_index.html