MADISON, Wis. (7/23/13)--It's July, it's hot, and sometimes credit unions want to have a little fun.
|Genisys CU, Pontiac, Mich., found out fun and water go together when it sponsored Paddlepalooza 2013, an eight mile canoe and kayak race, which began in Auburn Hills and ended at Rivercrest Banquet Center in Rochester Hills. Eighty-four paddlers and 20 volunteers participated and had a chance to win items donated by sponsors and supporters, such as duffle bags, paddle floats, waist packs, water bottles, apparel and gift cards. "It is great to see the Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills communities come together to create a wonderful event on the river," Genisys President/CEO Jackie Buchanan told the Michigan Credit Union League (Michigan Monitor July 22). (Photo provided by the Michigan Credit Union League)|
Credit unions, being people-oriented, are finding many ways to have fun this summer, from creating playful videos, to showing appreciation for their members with special events, to boosting employee morale with barbecues and hotdogs, to raising funds or volunteering for a charity. Often the good times had a cause in mind.
Here are a few examples.
|Rock Valley CU, Loves Park, Ill., treated members and non-members to hot dogs during Rochelle Hot Dog Days on Saturday, July 13. Rock Valley President/CEO Mike Rosek, pictured here, grilled 240 hot dogs on a "hot day, but a great day." Lori Perkins, director of marketing, noted non-members went into the branch to inquire about accounts and a few "very new members" shared with their friends in the parking lot what a great financial institution Rock Valley CU is. (Photo provided by Rock Valley CU)|
For more fun, check out the photos. And check out the Credit Union National Association's picnic celebration items. Use the link for more information.