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2013 International Credit Union Day Theme Announced

The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) announced that the theme of this year’s International Credit Union (ICU) Day®, Oct. 17, 2013, is “Credit Unions Unite for Good.”

“We are coming off a great Unite for Good impact at America’s Credit Union Conference (ACUC) in New York City. Now is the time to take that message and drive it across the nation,” says Paul Gentile, EVP Strategic Communications & Engagement for Credit Union National Association. “This year’s ICU Day initiative, ‘Unite for Good,’ is the perfect way to bring credit unions together around a common cause that will make a huge difference with both national and local impact.”

This year’s theme conveys the credit union movement’s shared vision of uniting behind our worthwhile cause. This message speaks to the powerful global network of credit unions, and the advantages that result from sharing challenges, experiences and solutions with one another to better serve members. Credit unions are encouraged to celebrate the movement on ICU Day and use it as an impetus for making a difference in their communities. Using CUNA’s tools and resources, any credit union interested can make a local impact this fall.

Some suggestions for local action include:

  • Initiate a small business day
  • Team up with other local credit unions
  • Hold a financial simulation or reality fair
  • Host a series of after-hour financial education seminars
  • Host a Don’t Tax My Credit Union event
  • Organize a Capital Tour/Hike the Hill Day

For more information about International Credit Union Day and to get involved, visit click here.