Sunday, 14 October 2012 14:42
On Oct. 18, 2012, credit union
members around the world will celebrate International Credit Union Day, an
event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements. In
honor of this special day, FORUM Credit Union invites its members and the whole
community to its branches for a Member Appreciation Day. Stop by for refreshments, a Free Credit Check and Analysis,
and receive a $25 gift card for taking out a Member Appreciation Loan.
Credit unions are not-for-profit
financial cooperatives that provide an effective and viable alternative to
for-profit financial institutions for more than 196 million members in 100
countries worldwide. They exist to serve their members, providing a safe place
to save money and access affordable loans.
Since 1948, International Credit Union Day
has been celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October. Each year, the
international event affords the opportunity to remember credit unions’ proud
history and promote awareness of and support for the credit union difference. This
year’s theme, “Members Matter Most,” celebrates the important economic and
social contributions credit unions make to their communities worldwide. It also
aligns cooperatively owned and controlled credit unions with the greater
cooperative business sector and the United Nations, which is also celebrating
2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives.
Credit unions are recognized as a
force for positive economic and social change and have provided significant
value in both developed and emerging nations. International Credit Union Day is
sponsored by World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), the international trade
association and development agency for credit unions worldwide, and numerous
national credit union trade associations and federations around the world.