International Credit Union Day – Oct. 15, 2015
“‘People helping people’ has always been central to credit unions’ existence,” said Brian Branch, World Council president and CEO. “This timeless concept resonates well with all generations, especially young adults who strongly value socially responsible organizations that put people before profit.”
International Credit Union (ICU) Day® has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October 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 honor 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. Credit unions and associations throughout the world celebrate the day with fundraisers, open houses, contests, picnics and parades.
World Council of Credit Unions has provided its members with ICU Day materials for over 30 years, but it no longer distributes posters. Official ICU Day posters and logos are available below for download and print. The U.S. Credit Union National Association (CUNA) also offers a variety of promotional resources to help credit unions prepare for and celebrate ICU Day.