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ACUC attendees sign True Commitment to CUs
BOSTON (6/29/09)–Attendees of the 2009 America’s Credit Union Conference (ACUC) in Boston pledged their “True Commitment” to credit unions by adding their signature to a signature wall in the ACUC exhibit hall.
Click to view larger image NCUF Executive Director Steve Delfin (center) accepted a $2,500 check representing the first 500 signatures on CUNA's Mutual Group's "Sign of Commitment" wall at the 2009 ACUC presented by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). Presenting the check were Don Davidson (left), CUNA Mutual vice president of system relations--sales, and Chris Roe (right), CUNA Mutual senior vice president of corporate and legislative affairs. Roe also serves as a volunteer board member for NCUF. (Photo provided by the National Credit Union Foundation)
With each signature, they also raised money for the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF). CUNA Mutual Group contributed $5 to NCUF for every ACUC attendee who demonstrated a commitment to credit unions by adding their signature to a 5’-by-8’ signature wall displayed at CUNA Mutual’s booth in the ACUC exhibit hall. Everyone who added their name to the Sign of Commitment was handed a wristband to wear as a symbol of their commitment to the credit union movement. “This challenging economic environment is the perfect time to remind ourselves of the cooperative character that binds us,” said Chris Roe, CUNA Mutual senior vice president of corporate and legislative affairs, who also serves as a volunteer board member for NCUF. “The Sign of Commitment is one way CUNA Mutual continues to show our support and reinforce the movement’s philosophy of ‘people helping people.’” “On behalf of the entire NCUF Board, we greatly appreciate CUNA Mutual’s ongoing commitment to the credit union movement and to the foundation,” said NCUF Chairman Allan Kemp McMorris. CUNA Mutual’s additional support will enable NCUF to sustain and grow the Development Education (DE) program, which helps credit unions leverage their commitment to cooperative principles as a competitive advantage in the financial marketplace. Nearly 900 credit union professionals and volunteers have undergone DE training and earned the designation of Credit Union Development Educator. Throughout 2009, the centennial year of the first credit union law, CUNA Mutual has been taking the Sign of Commitment to major credit union events as an opportunity to honor credit unions and their members. The signature wall was first displayed at CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. During the GAC, 600 credit union advocates signed their commitment and raised $3,000 for NCUF (News Now Feb. 25).
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