ICU Day celebrates ‘Local Service. Global Reach.’
Credit unions remind their communities that financial cooperatives can change lives.
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.
At PCCU we're celebrating #ICU Day. We live and breathe ethical #finance every day but know many people in our community still need to know 'What is a credit union?' Here's a little video to highlight what we do #savings #loans #budgeting #commonsense https://t.co/yk1SWXUbxA— PCCU (@PCCU3) October 17, 2019
Today is INTERNATIONAL CREDIT UNION DAY!— Community Credit Union (@Co_Credit_Union) October 17, 2019
Join us between 10am-12pm for a piece of Cake and great conversation.
Take a selfie with our banner in each branch, fill out a ballot for a chance to WIN a pair of Tickets for the Obama Event! pic.twitter.com/BF92E4VHES
Come in to one of our branches to celebrate International Credit Union Day, grab a snack and enter to win a gift basket with some Endurance swag! pic.twitter.com/VzPYOllpY3— Endurance FCU (@EnduranceFCU) October 17, 2019
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
Today is International Credit Union Day! We love credit unions and what they stand for so much! Earlier this week our entire company traveled to Chariton, IA and volunteered doing various tasks for the town. We donated over $5,000 in labor to the Chariton community and we loved every minute of it! #iowacreditunions #icuday #togetherisbetter #creditunion #c1st #peoplehelpingpeople
Happy #ICUDay to our #creditunion friends around the world! Thank you for your work in community engagement, local businesses growth, and financial wellness for members. We're looking forward to seeing cutting-edge, innovative CUs at @fileneresearch #BBM2019 next month! pic.twitter.com/iYmP1pwIhu— Larky (@getlarky) October 17, 2019
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.
Happy International CU Day! Today also marks the launch of the “Open Your Eyes” Awareness Initiative in CA--in the Greater LA/OC region! And look out for the “Open Your Eyes to a Credit Union” commercial now airing in CA/NV on nearly 1,000 Gas Station TV stations. #ICUDay pic.twitter.com/qNHRSrJZHL— CANV Leagues (@CANVleagues) October 17, 2019
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In addition to it being International Credit Union Day, it also happens to be Throwback Thursday! Today we are sharing a shot of one of our branches 20 years ago. Next to it is a picture of our most recent branch opening in Killen. Notice any differences? We sure do! It has been a privilege to be able to grow as a credit union over time and serve so many communities within Alabama and Tennessee. Thank YOU for supporting that mission and allowing us to serve your financial needs! #ICUDay #ThrowbackThursday #ItsAllAboutWe
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Christian Financial invites you to stop by one of our branches today for a sweet treat in honor of International Credit Union Day! We are proud to have such outstanding members and we look forward to serving each and every one of you for years to come. Thank you for being a part of the Christian Financial Family! #ICUDay
Happy International Credit Union Day! We are out and about seeing some of our Truly Local Business owners pic.twitter.com/eglDNUOlFW— Marnie Hannahson (@MHannahson) October 17, 2019
Today we join credit unions from all over the world in the celebration of International Credit Union Day! We're celebrating in branch with some goodies, and asking members how they would describe UCU. Check out some of the responses so far!#ICUDay pic.twitter.com/zLATU95Ndf— University CU (@UCU_Maine) October 17, 2019
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It’s like a rodeo at SunWest thanks to Wild West Wednesday!! Find more amazing pictures on our Facebook page! You could win a $50 gift card if you dress up too and take a picture at a branch. Make sure to tag us and include #ICUDay! Tomorrow is Totally Disney Thursday – prepare your Disney merch or costumes!