Credit Union Duo Records ICU Day Song

Contact: Mark Wolff (202) 508-6764,
Amy Nigrelli (608) 231-4246,

MADISON, Wis. — International Credit Union (ICU) Day is getting ready to jam with the new single “Building a Better World” by credit union musicians The Disclosures. The song title mirrors this year’s ICU Day theme, “Credit Unions Build a Better World.”

Recorded especially for ICU Day, “Building a Better World” spotlights aspects of both credit unions and the cooperative movement as a whole. The first verse points out the worldwide connection that cooperatives share. The lyrics then call attention to the benefits of credit unions, from volunteering for the board of directors to loans that help businesses and farms grow.

“We’re excited that The Disclosures is recording this song in celebration of ICU Day,” says Joanne Sepich, CUNA’s ICU Day coordinator. “It captures the spirit of the day and should excite credit union staff and members alike about being a part of this movement of building a better world.”

The ICU Day musical endeavor is not a Disclosures-exclusive effort. Credit unions around the world are encouraged to interact by submitting film of their members and staff singing “Building a Better World.” Cuts from the various submissions will be compiled into a music video for the song that will then be posted on YouTube. Get all the details here.

The deadline for video submissions is Sept. 21.

The finished video and song will be announced in the ICU Day Update e-newsletter. Subscribe to this free newsletter.

The Disclosures are an acoustic thrift-rock duo based in Madison, Wis., comprised of Chad Helminak (guitar, vocals, harmonica) and Christopher Morris (guitar, vocals, keys). They perform classic rock n’ roll covers in addition to their original tunes that delve into topics of life, love, and the cooperative spirit. Visit for more information.

For more ideas that will get your staff and members excited about celebrating ICU Day, visit For other questions about ICU Day, please contact Joanne Sepich at (800) 356-9655, ext. 4867.

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