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Join us in celebrating International Credit Union Day

Tue, Oct 16, 2018 @ 02:34 PM / by Miriam Carrillo posted in international credit union day

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October 18, 2018, will mark the 70th anniversary of International Credit Union Day. Credit unions all over the world will be celebrating the history and the success of the “People-not-Profit” philosophy.

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The movement began in the 1840s as a democratic consumer cooperative by weavers in Rochdale, England. Frustrated by bankers who denied them loans simply because they weren’t wealthy, the weavers and workers decided to pool their incomes and loan money to each other. In time, this cooperation put each member on solid financial ground and encouraged their own businesses to flourish.

 The need for equitable financial institutions grew and, in 1971, the World Council of Credit Unions, Inc. (WOCCU) was created to help establish and maintain viable credit union movements. It has become the leading voice for advocacy and governance on behalf of the international credit union community.

Today, over 235 million people are served by credit unions in 109 countries and 6 continents.

Stop by any of our branches on Thursday, October 18 for a sweet treat in celebration of International Credit Union Day. 

 

 

 

Source: https://www.cuna.org

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Unity One CU Informs: International Credit Union Day

Wed, Oct 14, 2015 @ 09:11 AM / by Alyssa Guillory posted in international credit union day, Unity One Credit Union

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ICU_Day_2015_logo_JPGThe credit union movement began 160 years ago with a simple but radical idea. That with the help of your neighbors, you can improve your financial well-being.

This idea spread across the world, and credit unions flourished, especially during times of economic hardship.

During the Great Depression, scores of ordinary Americans—farmers, teachers, small business owners—found themselves without access to banking services, so they banded together to become their own not-for-profit financial institution. Credit unions opened in record numbers.

During the recent Great Recession, again credit union memberships swelled. Today there are more than 200 million credit union members worldwide—100 million of them in the U.S.

But even after all this time, the bedrock principles of credit unions remain unchanged. Credit unions are still:

People coming together to be their own bank, so no one can deny them a path to prosperity.

People pooling their savings to provide each other affordable credit.

People helping people.

To celebrate this powerful movement, join Unity One Credit Union at each of our branches on Oct. 15, 2015.

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About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals. 

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has eight branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

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Credit union informs: Unity One celebrates International CU Day

Mon, Oct 20, 2014 @ 08:59 AM / by Alyssa Guillory posted in international credit union day, Unity One Credit Union

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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.

This year's ICU Day took place on Oct. 16, 2014. Its theme, "Local Service. Global Good.," emphasized credit unions' positive impact in their communities and around the world.

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"ICU Day was established to acknowledge credit unions' strong base in their communities, both local and global," said Brian Branch, World Council president and CEO. "This year's theme champions the credit union model by shining light on the industry's support of charity causes at the local, national and international levels."

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. 

Every Unity One branch celebrated by serving refreshments, such as cakes and punch, in the lobby. 

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Joining Unity One is joining the movement!

Tue, Oct 15, 2013 @ 02:09 PM / by Erayne Hill posted in credit union, unity one, international credit union day

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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, recognizeKCMADHB(1) resized 600 the hard work of those working in the credit union industry and show members our appreciation. 

This year's ICU Day will take place on Oct. 17, 2013. Its theme, "Credit Unions Unite for Good: A Better Way," emphasizes the benefits of cooperation among credit unions worldwide.

"Cooperation within the financial cooperative industry has historically been considered a philosophical principle," said Brian Branch, World Council president and CEO, "but today there is a market-driven businShred2013HB resized 600ess rationale for finding cooperative solutions to consumer demand. It is fitting that we celebrate this year's International Credit Union Day with this recognition — that credit unions uniting for the good of our consumers truly is a better way of doing business."

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 open houses, contests, picnics and parades. Unity One Credit Union is included. Every branch will have an activity October 17-19 to celebrate. The Kansas City branch will have a Member Appreciation Day and the Vadnais branch is hosting a FREE Shred Day.

 

 

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