Unite for Good: International Credit Union Day

Join SIU Credit Union as we celebrate International Credit Union Day

CARBONDALE, IL (October 09, 2013) — Credit unions continually demonstrate their ability to improve the lives of individuals, families, communities and countries around the world. With more than 196 million people worldwide that have established credit unions as Americans’ best financial partner, we’d like to invite you to join SIU Credit Union in celebration of International Credit Union Day.

On October 17th, 2013, credit union members around the world will celebrate International Credit Union Day, an event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements. In honor of this special day SIU Credit Union invites its members and the whole community to enjoy cookies and punch at each branch location and a FREE shred day at our location at 395 N. Giant City Road in Carbondale.

Since 1948, International Credit Union Day has been celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October. Each year, the international event affords the opportunity to remember credit unions’ proud history and promote awareness of and support for the credit union difference. Credit Unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that exist to serve their members, providing a safe place to save money and access affordable loans.

Credit unions all over the world are a united front focused on you, the members, with an unwavering belief in the “people helping people” philosophy upon which we were built. The credit union movement is a united force based on camaraderie, cooperation, and collaboration. That’s why, at a credit union, you are never a number — you are a member, and we are here to serve you.

Credit Unions are recognized as a force for positive economic and social change and have provided significant value in both developed and emerging nations. International Credit Union Day is sponsored by World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), the international trade association and development agency for credit unions worldwide, and numerous national credit union trade association and federations around the world.

SIU Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution with six locations in Carbondale, Marion, Energy, Metropolis and Harrisburg. Membership is open to anyone living or working in Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Perry, Marion, Randolph, Saline, Massac, Union, or Williamson counties in Illinois.  Federally insured by NCUA.  Equal Housing Lender.  For more information, visit

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