WASHINGTON (10/16/14 Updated 11:30 a.m. ET)-- It's International Credit Union Day and Credit Union National Association President/CEO Jim Nussle said it's a great time to celebrate the CU difference, with 200 million members around the globe and the recent U.S. milestone of 100 million memberships.
Since 1948, International Credit Union Day has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October as a way to remind credit union members and staff from around the world to observe the work credit unions do in their communities.
"The growth of credit union memberships in America, as well as around the globe, are indications of the burgeoning popularity of our cooperative, not for profit financial institutions," Nussle said his annual greetings to credit unions today. "Today, as you celebrate this special day with open houses, contests, picnics, charity drives and parades -- uniting behind the ICU Day message of 'Local Service. Global Good' -- I know that your communities will witness even more that credit unions have to offer, which will help us achieve our vision."
Nussle also encouraged the credit union community to use the hashtag #ICUDay in their social media today, "to help raise awareness of the positive difference we make for consumers and the communities in which we live and work."