The most recent International Credit Union Day was celebrated on Thursday, October 17, 2013. The theme was “Credit Unions Unite for Good”
For 66 years, credit unions have set aside the third Thursday in October to celebrate International Credit Union Day. Each year, it gives us an opportunity to remember our proud history as we promote understanding and support for the credit union difference.
In 1848, Freidrich Raiffeisen, mayor of Flammersfeld, Germany conceived of the idea for a credit union to help ease the distress of farmers suffering from the famine that had struck his district. Today, more than 180 million people belong to 49,000 credit unions around the world. In Indiana, 2.2 million Hoosiers are credit union members.
Join with credit unions across the globe to celebrate International Credit Union Day on Oct. 16, 2014.
The League would appreciate hearing about any special projects your credit union plans to do for International Credit Union Day. If you have news you would like to share with your colleagues, or if you would like help planning your credit union week activities, contact Kay Neidlinger at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (800) 285-5300, ext. 5343.