International Credit Union Day is Almost Here!

Authored By: Rachel Finney on 10/14/2020

International Credit Union Day

Each year on the third Thursday in October, the credit union industry celebrates International Credit Union (ICU) Day. This year, ICU Day falls on Thursday, October 15th. ICU Day brings people from credit unions together, worldwide, to commemorate the cooperative structure of the international credit union movement.

Why do we celebrate?

ICU Day is a time to honor the hard work of credit union staff and volunteers, while also showing appreciation to credit union members. ICU Day celebrates the economic democracy and equal ownership rights of each credit union member. At credit unions throughout the world, every customer is both a member and an owner. ICU Day also highlights the credit union industry’s concern for and work in their local communities.

What is this year’s theme?

This year’s ICU Day theme is “Inspiring Hope for a Global Community”. As we find ourselves in an ongoing global pandemic, credit unions are working to provide help to their members and their communities, based on our mission of ‘people helping people’. Credit union members and owners typically live and work in their local community. In times like this, when shopping local and encouraging the economy on a micro level has become so important, credit unions have been able to step up and assist where is most natural to them, our local communities in which we exist.

To learn more about International Credit Union Day and the credit union movement, click here.

What will MFCU be doing to celebrate?

This year, MFCU’s ICU Day activities will be going virtual! On Thursday, October 15th, please tune into our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts to learn more about the credit union difference. There will be trivia, credit union stories, and opportunities to win prizes!

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