Celebrate International Credit Union Day

Join us on October 18th for International Credit Union Day! We will be handing out T-shirts, miscellaneous freebies, yummy treats, and refreshments.  We will also have a mobile shredder on site from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM that members can use for free to shred personal documents. Can't make it during that timeframe? That's okay! Bring your documents by earlier that day and we will make sure they get shred!

October 18, 2018 will mark the 70th anniversary of International Credit Union Day. This year’s theme is “Find Your Platinum Lining.” It combines the traditional gift of platinum for the 70th anniversaries with a play on the  saying “every cloud has a silver lining.”

Credit Unions all over the world will be celebrating the history and the success of the “People-not-Profit” philosophy. This year’s theme emphasizes the credit union movement’s loyalty to its members and its mission to provide the financial support and guidance.

The movement began in the 1840s as a democratic consumer cooperative by weavers in Rochdale, England. Frustrated by bankers who denied them loans simply because they weren’t wealthy, the weavers and workers decided to pool their incomes and loan money to each other. In time, this cooperation put each member on solid financial ground and encouraged their own business to flourish.

The need for equitable financial institutions grew and, in 1971, the World Council of Credit Unions, Inc. (WOCCU) was created to help establish and maintain viable credit union movements. It has become the leading voice for advocacy and governance on behalf of the international credit union community.

Today, over 235 million people are served by credit union in 109 countries and 6 continents.

So join us on Oct. 18 to celebrate ICU DAY!