Summit Credit Union transforms annual meeting to family-friendly event

MADISON, WI (April 22, 2014) —  For the past two years, Summit has been transforming its annual membership meeting from a traditional meeting format to a family-friendly event that reflects Summit’s brand, engages its members and celebrates the cooperative difference.

This year, on May 18, members are invited to partake in the inaugural Summit Credit Union “Member Fest,” which will include traditional annual meeting highlights, as well as a family-festival setting including a picnic, music, prizes and kids’ activities such as face painting, balloon animals, tattoos, bounce houses.

Obstacle races for children ages 0 to 12 will be the key draw for the kids’ area. They will start with a “Diaper Dash” for 0- to 2-year-olds and end with a “Varsity Chase & Climb” for 11- and 12-year-olds, including inflatable obstacles, a net crawl, tube crawl and climbing wall. In the interest of community giving, there will be a $10 participation fee for the obstacle races, with participants choosing which Summit community partner  Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAiS), American Heart Association, or the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County  will be the beneficiary of the donation. Each participant will get a t-shirt, can cozy and finisher medal.

“With Member Fest, we’re taking our annual meeting to the next level,” said Kim Sponem, president and CEO of Summit Credit Union. “Through this engaging event, we’re thanking our members and celebrating what we can achieve together.  We are building community and involving the whole family in a great celebration of their cooperative.”

Member Fest is free to all members and includes gifts, snacks, music and lunch. For food and other planning purposes, participants are asked to register for the event by May 4 at:

About Summit Credit Union

Established in 1935, Summit Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative open to anyone in Wisconsin.  Summit holds $2 billion in assets and has more than 136,000 members with a total of 28 locations throughout the Madison and Milwaukee areas.   For more information, visit or call (608) 243-5000 or (800) 236-5560.

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