Vote Online Today for the 2006 ICU Day Theme
Madison, WI - Credit union leaders, staff
members, and volunteers all over the world are
encouraged to participate in an online poll,
voting for their favorite 2006 International
Credit Union (ICU) Day theme on the World
of Credit Unions, Inc. (WOCCU) website.
here to cast your vote!
Individuals can choose their favorite theme
one of five finalists. The winning theme will be
announced online on May 18th. The finalists
Credit Unions: Making a World of
Credit Unions: Membership Means Ownership
Credit Unions: Own Your Future
Credit Unions: Leaders in Providing Access
Credit Unions: Where Community Comes First
International Credit Union Day celebrates
history, tradition and spirit of the
international credit union movement. Established
in 1948, International Credit Union Day is
celebrated annually on the third Thursday in
October, bringing people together to reflect
their cooperative history, credit union
achievements and to promote the credit union
around the world. It's a holiday that crosses
religious, political, cultural and language
barriers - one that can be enjoyed by everyone.
Members of World Council celebrate the day
open houses, picnics, fairs, and parades.
International Credit Union Day is an open
invitation to more than 136 million members in
43,147 credit unions around the world to share
the credit union experience.
"It's up to individuals, credit unions,
leagues and members from movements around the
world to select their favorite ICU Day theme for
2006," noted Kimberly Johnston, WOCCU marketing
and communications officer. "Part of the credit
union difference is that we are democratically
organized and operated institutions. What better
way to celebrate ICU Day than to have the theme
picked democratically by members, staff and
volunteers around the world."
World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.
World Council has implemented more than 290 technical assistance programs in 71 countries. Worldwide, 51,000 credit unions in 100 countries serve 196 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.