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ICU Day webcast to focus on CU Heritage
MADISON, WIS. (10/15/10)--Credit union contributions to members and communities around the world, through good times and bad, will be the focus of this year's annual International Credit Union (ICU) Day
Click to view larger image Credit unions worldwide play a vital role in meeting the needs of their members, said Pete Crear, president/CEO of the World Council of Credit Unions.
webcast on Thursday, co-sponsored by U.S. Credit Union Development Educators and World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU). A panel of credit union and cooperative industry dignitaries will gather this year at the Credit Union House on Washington, D.C.'s Capitol Hill to discuss their collective member service heritage. "Credit unions in many different countries play a vital role in helping people who otherwise would lack access to basic financial services," said Pete Crear, WOCCU president/CEO and one of the panelists. "Celebrating ICU Day each year is a reaffirmation of the value credit unions provide to members at all socio-economic levels around the world." In addition to Crear, this year's panel will include Bill Cheney, president/CEO of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA); Paul Hazen, president/CEO of the National Cooperative Business Association; and Mark Meyer, CEO of the Filene Research Institute. The program will be moderated by Paul Berry, the voice of CUNA's Home and Family Finance Radio.
Click to view larger image International Credit Union Day offers opportunities to deepen members’ and communities’ understanding of credit unions, said Bill Cheney, Credit Union National Association president/CEO. (Photos provided by the World Council of Credit Unions)
"This year's theme of 'Local. Trusted. Serving You.' perfectly captures what makes credit unions so appealing to consumers across the nation and around the globe," Cheney said. "We will use the celebratory events planned for International Credit Union Day as an opportunity to deepen this understanding among our membership and within our communities." The webcast will allow time at the end of the discussion for panelists to respond to questions submitted from online audience members worldwide. The webcast will run from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET on Oct. 21. It is open to the public and may be accessed by registering at WOCCU’s website (use resource link). The recorded program will be available for viewing on WOCCU's website after the broadcast. ICU Day has been celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October since 1948. The event provides a time and opportunity to honor those who have made great contributions to the global financial cooperative movement, to recognize the hard work of staff and volunteer board members working on behalf of credit unions and cooperatives today, and to express appreciation to members of credit unions and cooperatives living at home and abroad.
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