MADISON, Wis. (10/9/14)--The "people helping people" philosophy of credit unions is highlighted during International Credit Union Day, and by extension the month of October, giving credit union advocates a perfect opportunity to share good works with state and local legislators.
During Tuesday's press conference celebrating International Credit Union Month, Pennsylvania Credit Union Association President/CEO Patrick Conway shares the credit union difference at the state Capitol in Harrisburg. (Pennsylvania Credit Union Association Photo)
On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) kicked off a day full of activities in the East Wing of the Capitol in Harrisburg. PCUA President/CEO Patrick Conway detailed the credit union difference and credit unions' financial education programs for students statewide (Life is a Highway Oct. 8).
State Sen. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin/York) and State. Rep. Patty Kim (D-Steelton) both recognized credit union efforts to provide financial services in communities and the importance of their financial literacy programs. In fact, a financial reality fair for high school students took place on the Capitol grounds after the press conference.
Rep. Robert Matzie (D-Ambridge) presented Conway with a House resolution declaring October as Credit Union Month during the evening reception, during which Secretary of Banking and Securities Glenn Moyer spoke.
Credit unions can make an impact with community leaders and legislators by inviting them to International Credit Union Day celebrations, giving them a chance to meet their constituents, the Cornerstone Credit Union League advised (Leaguer Oct. 8).
"Show your lawmakers how you're meeting the financial services needs of your members--their constituents--and your community," Leaguer noted.