WASHINGTON -- As credit unions gear up to celebrate International Credit Union Day on Thursday Oct. 18, President George W. Bush has issued a letter of greetings to mark the occasion.
Bush stated that credit unions "build financial security, encourage social responsibility, and provide services to individuals in America and around the word." He added that International Credit Union Day is an "opportunity to celebrate how credit unions contribute to our Nation's robust economy and ensure the continued success of our communities.
The theme of this year's ICU Day is "Together We're Better," and demonstrates that credit unions serve their members most effectively and strengthen the credit union movement by working together at the local, state, national, and international levels.
ICU Day was established by CUNA in 1948 and has been supported by the World Council of Credit Unions for more than 30 years. It is celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October to reflect upon the cooperative history of credit unions and their achievements, and to promote the credit union difference in countries across the globe.