MADISON, Wis. (9/11/09)--Today is the last day for credit unions to receive early-bird pricing on International Credit Union (ICU) Day materials. ICU Day, which will take place Oct. 15, was established by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) in 1948 to celebrate the international credit union movement. This year’s theme is “Your Money, Your Choice, Your Credit Union.” Credit unions can order materials such as posters, balloons, pens, buttons and shirts to celebrate ICU Day. Several credit unions have shared their ICU Day plans:
* Ever-Green CU in Liberia, West Africa, will celebrate ICU Day with a membership drive, clean-up stress campaign, and a lecture on what makes credit unions different from other financial institutions at local schools; * Seattle Metropolitan CU in Washington will hand out “Intentionally Left Bank” shirts for its “Intentionally Left Bank” marketing campaign; * Wichita FCU, Kan., will have its annual picnic. Employees will wear ICU Day buttons and give away Skittles candy; and * Good Shepherd Parish CU in Ghana, Africa, will host an educational campaign to attract more members. The credit union also will have clean-up activities in conjunction with the youth of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Ghana.