ICU Day nears, credit unions preparing special activities

With Oct. 17–International Credit Union Day–fast approaching, more than 196 million credit union members in 100 countries are preparing to “unite for good” with a variety of activities to celebrate the credit union difference and demonstrate the value of credit unions. Credit unions already are tweeting their excitement.

Among the tweets:

  • “@BestAdvantageCU  will be educating our members on what we stand fork…the 7 Cooperative Principles!!”
  • “We’re gearing up for #icuday! Feel free to print out this coloring page for the little ones so they can color away” The tweet, from TDECU, was accompanied by a Unite for Good coloring page.
  • “Join us Oct 17th for  #cookies and #coffee in our lobby as we celebrate International Credit Union day! ” said Star Choice CU, while Pen Air FCU, noted “All Pen Air FCU branches will be serving refreshments!”

Their excitement isn’t new. For 65 years, since 1948–the credit union has celebrated ICU Day by reflecting on the movement’s history and promoting its achievements on the third Thursday of October.

This year’s theme, “Credit Unions Unite for Good,” builds on the Credit Union National Association’s Unite for Good campaign, which has united credit unions to work to remove barriers, create awareness of the good credit unions do for members and their communities, and foster service excellence to encourage Americans to choose credit unions as their best financial partner.

Many credit unions are extending their celebrations for the entire week–or even the entire month.

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