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The credit union movement began in 1844 in Rochdale, England, with a strong focus placed on working with the community to provide products and services helping Members achieve their life goals and dreams. This still holds true today.
Others gravitated to the movement quickly, with credit union activity first showing in Germany around the 1850s, then across the ocean in Canada. The first credit union in the United States was formed in the early 1900s and by World War II, there was at least one credit union in almost every state.
With the growth of the Credit Union community, a need gradually emerged to establish an annual occasion to celebrate the positive impact credit unions make on the lives of its Members. By 1948, credit union leaders in the U.S. felt strongly enough to set aside a day to bring Members together.
As a result, Credit Union National Association and CUNA Mutual Insurance Society selected the third Thursday of October to recognize the cooperative history of credit unions and the many benefits available for its Members. Today, credit union Membership extends to more than 100 million people in the U.S. and a great deal more.
Join us here at Consumers Credit Union as we celebrate and say THANK YOU to you, our Members! CCU will celebrate International Credit Union Day this Thursday, October 19th, 2017. Those visiting a CCU office on Credit Union Day will enjoy a sweet treat and will receive a free gift just for stopping by!