“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” ― Booker T. Washington
Today, Wauna Credit Union joins some 68,000 credit unions ― spanning 109 countries, serving 235 million members ― to celebrate ICU Day. Whether these members are rich or poor, from villages or cities, credit unions are on duty 24/7, across cultures and languages, helping others realize their dreams.
We call this “The Credit Union Difference”.
When did this start? Well, in 1948 (the year when the first tape recorder was sold and fare on the NYC subway cost 10 cents) the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) established a national “Credit Union Day”. Fast forward 69 years to today’s aptly-named “Dreams Thrive Here” celebration.
“Dreams Thrive Here” spotlights how Credit Unions are transforming goals into realities. It is this community commitment and positive economic and social change that separates us from banks. Because we are different…very different…both in philosophy and structure.
And in the spirit of ICU Day, let’s recognize all credit unions for the roles they play. Think of the people who would have been unable to afford homes, businesses, or education without credit unions. Together, we are helping people overcome challenges.
Wauna Credit Union opened its doors in 1967 with a mission to help others. Our mission hasn’t changed: we are providing opportunities for our members to build their financial well-being. With your support, Wauna Credit Union has grown to over 24,000 members.
So it is your recognition of the contributions that credit unions make that is beyond awesome ― it’s superhero status. We thank YOU for joining us in celebrating ICU Day.
One smile per member, one member at a time, Wauna Credit Union will continue working around the clock to build a stronger world.
We look forward to serving you and your family for many, many dreams to come.