Wisconsin Credit Unions Celebrate!

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Wisconsin credit unions celebrate
Wisconsin credit union celebration

Wisconsin credit unions celebrate members and financial cooperatives!

It feels like there’s a different holiday to celebrate every single day. In October alone, we’ve already seen National Homemade Cookies Day, National Walk to School Day, as well as Bald and Free Day, come and go. So, while International Credit Union Day may appear to be just like every other special little holiday out there, it really isn’t.

Madison credit unions celebrate

In fact, it’s been held annually on the third Thursday of October since 1948. In the 1960s and ‘70s, as credit unions expanded rapidly into Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Latin America and other global regions and International Credit Union Day began to resemble the world wide celebration it is today. Each year Wisconsin credit unions celebrate the history of all credit unions. We also raise awareness of all the fantastic things that credit unions do like people pooling their money to provide each other with affordable credit in the form of quality loans and safe savings investments.

Wisconsin credit unions celebrate

In honor of this year’s celebration — which is today! — we’re encouraging members to request the Dane County Credit Union Loyalty Pin. Be seen wearing it and get into the quarterly drawing for the chance to win awesome prizes. This quarter one lucky winner will receive $250 and a copy of a new coffee table book called Madison: The Good Life, in which Dane County Credit Union is featured. Five other winners will each receive their own copy of the book.

Madison credit unions celebrate

To get your Loyalty Pin, simply send us an email with “I want a Loyalty Pin!” in the subject line, and we’ll mail you one. Otherwise, stop in at any DCCU branch and pick one up. Of course, being a member doesn’t require anything on your end — the Loyalty Pin program exists solely to show our members how much we appreciate them.

Have a happy International Credit Union Day!

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Jen M.

Jen has been with DCCU since 1999 not long after she graduated from UW Madison. As the Creative Director she helps share all the amazing things DCCU does in our community and spreads the credit union philosophy of People Helping People. When she's not creatively directing at work, she's busy directing 4 kids, 2 dogs and a cat at home. She formed her family through adoption and has a deep passion to support foster and adoptive parents and kids. Her favorite place to relax is poolside or in front of the fireplace.