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ICU Day celebrates ‘Local Service. Global Reach.’

ICU Day celebrates ‘Local Service. Global Reach.’

Credit unions remind their communities that financial cooperatives can change lives.

October 16, 2019

Celebrating the theme “Local Service. Global Reach,” credit unions are sharing a message of saving, service and financial empowerment to mark International Credit Union Day.

This year’s ICU Day theme, “Local Service. Global Reach.,” serves as a reminder of how the cooperative spirit of credit unions leads to life-changing opportunities to their over 260 million worldwide members who’ve wanted to start a small business, own a home, or continue their education but were denied access to other financial institutions.

Globally, the credit union movement empowers people to take control of their financial futures. In many parts of the world, even people’s first taste of democracy comes in the form of their credit union where “one member, one vote” is the governing structure.

Held annually on the third Thursday of October, ICU Day celebrates the spirit of the global credit union movement.

Started in 1948, the day is celebrated by credit unions worldwide in a number of ways. Some sponsor open houses, picnics, fairs, festivals and parades. Others hold athletic competitions and essay or art contests for young members.

Here's a sampling of how credit unions celebrated ICU Day on social media.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It’s International Credit Union Day! Credit Unions play such a pivotal role in local communities across the globe, bringing together people from all walks of life and empowering them to achieve their dreams. We’re proud to partner with so many incredible credit unions and to celebrate the incredible spirit of the credit union movement. Happy #ICUDay! . . . . . #creditunions #creditunion #creditunionsrock #credituniondifference #creditunionscare #internationalcreditunionday #creditunionday #creativeagency #communitycreditunion #CUcommunity #communitysupport #supportcommunity #supportdiversity #diversity #localservice #globalreach #worldcouncilofcreditunions #icuday2019 #heritagetrustfcu

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Celebrating the theme “Local Service. Global Reach,” credit unions shared a message of saving, service and financial empowerment to mark International Credit Union Day. Here are more example of how credit union showed gratitude for their members on ICU Day.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A long time member from East Harlem #ICUDAY2019 #ICUDAY #PEOPLEHELPINGPEOPLE #ONEMEMBERONEVOTE

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