International Credit Union Day®
October 16, 2013
Why do 200 million people worldwide choose credit unions? Because credit unions unite for the good of their members to create opportunities for families, strengthen communities and help build a better world! This October 17, join LGFCU and 56,000 credit unions from 101 countries and their members in celebrating International Credit Union Day (ICU).
As democratically-run financial institutions, credit unions’ success depends on the success of their members. Your best interest is in our best interest! This year’s theme, “Credit Unions Unite for Good: A Better Way,” emphasizes the benefits of cooperation among credit unions worldwide. It also celebrates the powerful global network of credit unions, which no other financial institution can claim, and the advantages that result from sharing challenges, experiences and solutions with one another to better serve members.
For 30 years, LGFCU has offered affordable rates and high quality service that simplifies your life and empowers you to meet your financial goals. We give back to the community through scholarships and sponsorship of community events. We provide grants to local governments for their innovation efforts. And, our basic financial planning and money management services are free to members. Here are a few other examples of how credit unions worldwide empower members to improve their lives:
As a credit union member, you’re part of a worldwide movement to keep financial services fair and affordable for everyone. ICU Day is a chance to celebrate you and all of the people who keep credit unions thriving. Find out if your local branch is having an International Credit Union Day event and celebrate with your fellow member owners!
Zoey, Josh and their friends are celebrating ICU Day in Penny Hollow. Print out these coloring pages so they can enjoy ICU Day in their own small way!
ICU Day has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948 and is designed to create awareness and celebrate the ways credit unions improve the lives of their members around the world.