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JACKSON, MI — On October 20, 2022, credit union members around the world will celebrate International Credit Union Day, an annual event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements. This year marks the 74th anniversary.
Since 1948, International Credit Union Day has been celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October. Each year, the international event affords the opportunity to remember credit unions’ proud history and promote awareness of and support for the credit union and financial cooperative difference.
This year’s theme is “Empower Your Financial Future with a Credit Union.”
In honor of this special day, American 1 Credit Union invites their members and the community to stop by any branch location to pick up a free thank you gift, while supplies last, during regular hours of operation on Thursday, October 20.
“We are proud of our long-standing history as a credit union who has remained true to our roots since 1950,” said Martha Fuerstenau, American 1 Credit Union President/CEO. “International Credit Union Day offers the opportunity to bring awareness to not only the services that credit unions provide to local communities, but also our appreciation for those who currently trust us with their financial wellness and those who may choose to bank with us in the future.”
American 1, established in 1950, serves over 61,000 members with branches in Jackson, Washtenaw, Hillsdale, Lenawee, and Wayne counties. American 1 boldly serves their members by creating financial wellness through personal everyday banking.
International Credit Union Day is recognized by the World Council of Credit Unions, the global trade association, the development platform for credit unions and other financial cooperatives, and numerous national credit union trade associations and federations around the world. Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that provide an effective and viable alternative to for-profit financial institutions for more than 375 million members in 118 countries worldwide. More than 86,000 credit unions exist globally, providing many financial services for their members, and are recognized as a force for positive economic and social change.