Credit union professionals from across the globe helped World Council of Credit Unions and the Credit Union National Association pick the theme for International Credit Union Day 2019, which is planned for Thursday, Oct. 17.

icu day logoWOCCU and CUNA sent surveys to their members in May, asking for feedback on seven possible themes. More than 100 surveys came back from 12 countries. Respondents clearly favored one theme above the rest: Local Service. Global Reach. The global credit union movement is now 260 million members strong.

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.

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 available at WOCCU’s International Credit Union Day page. Credit union and financial cooperative representatives and members everywhere are encouraged to share photos, events, experiences, and other ideas on social media using #ICUDay.