International Credit Union Day
Published: October 23, 2019
International Credit Union Day celebrates the spirit of the global credit
union movement. The day is recognized to reflect upon the credit union
movement’s history, promote its achievements, recognize the hard work
and share member experiences. International Credit Union Day has been
celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948.
The ultimate goal is to raise awareness about the tremendous work that
credit unions and other financial cooperatives are doing around the world
and give members the opportunity to get more engaged. This is a day of
festivities for credit unions and financial cooperatives globally, including
fundraisers, open houses, contests, picnics, volunteering and parades.
This year’s theme, “Local Service. Global Reach.,” embodies the industry’s
core mission of people helping people. Everything credit unions do
serves the needs of members on a local scale. Credit unions impact
local communities across the globe by bringing financial empowerment
to their community, which inspires other credit unions to enhance their
service. Credit unions strive to serve as an extension of their communities,
promoting financial literacy, hosting community events and providing lower
rates on loans, while giving higher rates on savings products.
On behalf of everyone at USSFCU, thank you for being a part of the credit union movement!