This summer, credit unions reached the significant milestone of 100 million memberships.
And the movement has been celebrating in a variety of ways.
In August, CUNA sponsored a popular food truck festival in Washington, D.C., called Truckeroo.
The monthly festival features more than 20 food trucks with offerings ranging from cheesesteaks to lobsters, as well as live music throughout the day.
CUNA volunteers, along with other credit union supporters, manned a table throughout the day, handing out “Credit unions are a smarter choice” T-shirts and slap koozies to keep beverages cold.
Take part in CUNA’s social media campaign urging members to “show what 100 million looks like” by submitting “selfies” and short testimonials showcased on a new website, americascreditunions.org.
Tweet members’ photos using the hashtag #100MM, or upload them to the website.
To submit a photo online, click on the “send us a selfie” option. View the selfies by clicking on the red menu tab on the home page and selecting “Gallery.”
Also on the site, an interactive membership map provides a stateby- state breakdown. For instance, South Carolina boasts 1.43 million credit union members, just less than one-third of the state’s population
Spread this credit union success story with a 100 million membership T-shirt, available in several colors, including the steel blue version shown.
version shown. Visit cuna.org for more celebration ideas. Find the “100 Million Membership Toolkit” under the “Grassroots & Political Action” tab.
What Does 100 Million Look Like?
• One hundred million pounds of Idaho potatoes would cover four football fields 10 feet deep.
• With an average of 315 weddings per day in Las Vegas, it would take almost 870 years to reach 100 million ceremonies.
• Oregon produced $100 million worth of farmed Christmas trees last year—best in the nation.