2005 International Credit Union Day Theme Chosen
Credit Unions: Members Make It Happen
Madison, WI - Credit union leaders, members
volunteers all over the world played a role in
choosing this year's International Credit Union
Day (ICU Day) theme, Credit Unions: Members Make
it Happen. Individuals were able to vote for
their favorite theme on World Council of Credit
Unions' on-line poll. Out of 3,753 votes, 1,887
voters (50%) chose this year's theme.
Other potential themes included: Credit
People Helping People to Help Themselves
(receiving 20% of the vote); Credit Unions
Connect the World (11%); Cooperatives: Sharing
the Spirit (11%); The Power of Cooperation:
Kimberly Johnston, WOCCU marketing and
communications manager noted, "World Council
like to thank everyone who participated in this
theme selection." She continued, "International
Credit Union Day artwork will be available on the
WOCCU website on June 10, 2005."
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, 57,000 credit unions in 105 countries serve 217 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.