MADISON, Wis. (6/30/14)--With the theme of "Local Service. Global Good." International Credit Union (ICU) Day will celebrate the more than 200 million credit union members worldwide Oct. 16.
"This year's theme: 'Local Service. Global Good.' underscores how credit unions' community focus makes an impact around the globe," said Credit Union National Association Interim President/CEO Bill Hampel, noting that this year's celebration will be extra special as U.S. memberships hit the 100 million mark this summer.
"International Credit Union Day brings together the power of over 200 million worldwide members, 101 countries and a mission-driven message," said Brian Branch, president/CEO, World Council of Credit Unions. CUNA and the World Council collaborate on the annual event, which takes place on the third Thursday of October.
This year, ICU Day will be hosted in conjunction with the Shop for Miracles fundraiser which supports Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals. "CMN Hospitals touch the lives of families across the world," explained Felicity Guerin, development manager of Credit Unions for Kids. "We are delighted to be involved in this year's celebration, and to bring to life the notion of 'Local Service. Global Good.'"
CUNA Vice President of Market Research and Consumer Education Kristina Grebener said, "It's a great time to say thank you to loyal members and share the credit union story with your local communities."
Using CUNA's tools and resources, any credit union interested can make a local impact this fall.
Credit unions can get involved by hosting in-branch and community events, participating in the Shop for Miracles fundraiser or initiating a small business day. Use the resource link for more information.