In celebrating Youth Week, First Family Credit Union brought a little Harlem to Henryetta, Okla.
The Harlem Shake, that is.
Staffers got their freak on in (their rendition of the viral dance sensation) while donning everything from mustaches—the red-hot symbol of this year’s Youth Week—to motorcycle helmets, beastly masks, neon Afros, and a costume that melds Sacajawea with Daniel Boone.
Oh, and there are guest appearances by a pair of youngsters, one wearing a Darth Vader helmet and suit, the other clothed in camouflage and a zombie mask.
The whole session was recorded and uploaded to YouTube to promote Youth Week activities at the $47 million asset credit union, located an hour south of Tulsa.
“That was fabulous!” one employee commented on First Family’s Facebook page, where the video also was posted. “Just love to be a member of a family I can always count on to be serious and COOL!!!!”
First Family is giving $5 to every youth member who opens a new account this week, and every member making a deposit receives a raffle entry for a LeapFrog LeapPad and Kindle Fire HD.
Last but not least, the credit union is sponsoring a mustache photo contest on its Facebook page. Fans can vote on the entries submitted by members and staff through Friday afternoon.
With CUNA’s Bank Secrecy Act Conference, hosted in conjunction with the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors, coming up next month, CUNA’s compliance staff went into detail of the NCUA’s BSA compliance program in a recent CompBlog entry.
President Barack Obama sent greetings Thursday to those celebrating International Credit Union Day. CUNA worked closely with the White House on the statement, and a number of credit union-friendly legislators also weighed in with the White House.
The NCUA’s Tuesday announcement that it will repay the U.S. Treasury in full is a good sign for credit unions, said CUNA Chief Policy Officer Bill Hampel. The agency will repay the $1 billion outstanding balance before Oct. 31.