Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Credit unions unite for good — and to celebrate

Each year on the third Thursday of October, credit unions and their members celebrate International Credit Union Day. This year, Credit Union Day falls on October 17. The theme for this year’s event, which will be celebrated by millions around the world, is Credit Unions Unite for Good: A Better Way.
The theme highlights the powerful global network of credit unions and the advantages that come from sharing challenges, experiences and solutions in an effort to better serve members.
“Cooperation within the financial cooperative industry has historically been considered a philosophical principle,” said Brian Branch, the president and CEO of the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), “but today there is a market-driven business rationale for finding co-operative solutions to consumer demand. It is fitting that we celebrate this year’s International Credit Union Day with this recognition — that credit unions uniting for the good of our consumers truly is a better way of doing business.”
International Credit Union Day has been celebrated since 1948. The day is recognized to reflect upon the credit union movement's history and to promote its achievements. It is a day to honour those who have dedicated their lives to the movement, recognize the hard work of those working in the credit union industry and show members our appreciation. The ultimate goal is to raise awareness about the great work that credit unions are doing around the world and give members the opportunity to get more involved. 

Here at North Winnipeg Credit Union, we plan to celebrate Credit Union Day by having a barbeque for our members.

October 17, Thursday, 11 AM - 2 PM
Parking lot near our branch on 310 Leila Ave. 

Please mark your calendar and stop by to join in the fun!

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