Celebrate International Credit Union Day® with WOCCU

World Council social media to feature ICU Day 2019 celebrations from across the globe

October 10, 2019

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) will spotlight International Credit Union Day 2019 on Thursday, October 17 with a truly global celebration of the 71st anniversary—featuring a daylong social media promotion of ICU Day activities and events spanning multiple continents.

International Credit Union Day® is held annually on the third Thursday of October to celebrate the spirit of the global credit union movement. Through ICU Day festivities worldwide, credit unions raise awareness through outreach and volunteering in the community, organizing contests, charitable fundraisers and open houses.  

As the international trade association and development platform for credit unions worldwide, World Council plans to showcase ICU Day 2019 celebrations from across the globe on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn pages throughout the day.

“This year’s theme for ICU Day is ‘Local Service. Global Reach.’ What better way to emphasize our role in that effort than to highlight the local service credit unions from around the world are providing to their members and staff,” said Brian Branch, World Council President and CEO.

In addition to promoting what credit unions across the globe are doing, WOCCU professionals will also provide ICU Day 2019 messages from different corners of the world.

Credit unions who would like to have their ICU Day 2019 activities or events featured on World Council’s social media pages can email before October 17, or simply tag their social media posts on ICU Day 2019 with the hashtags #ICUDay and #WOCCU.

ICU Day logos and posters—as well as celebration ideas and other tips to create unique, memorable member experiences to help celebrate ICU Day—are still available at WOCCU’s International Credit Union Day® page.

World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development platform 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 300+ technical assistance programs in 89 countries. Worldwide, 85,400 credit unions in 118 countries serve 274 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at

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Contact: Greg Neumann
Organization: World Council of Credit Unions
Phone: +1 608-395-2048

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