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CUs leagues share ICU Day celebrations
MADISON, Wis. (10/22/08)--Among many activities by credit unions nationwide, Illinois Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn was joined by credit union and community officials at a press conference on International Credit Union Day (ICU Day) Oct. 16 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Pembroke Township CU.
Illinois Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn held a press conference on ICU Day. From left are: Keith Sias, Illinois Credit Union League director of state governmental affairs; Quinn; Rachel Lakes-Bingham, Pembroke Township CU; Paul Simons, president/CEO, Credit Union 1; and Mayor Samuel Patyon, Hopkins Park. (Photo provided by the Illinois Credit Union League)
Pembroke Township CU is a branch of Credit Union 1 in Rantoul, Ill. In 2005, Quinn and Team Illinois, which is led by the Department of Human Services, worked to create a plan to bring financial services to the area. The result was a branch of Credit Union 1 in Pembroke Township, according to the Illinios Credit Union League. “I’m a lifelong credit union member,” Quinn said. “Credit unions are an ideal way for everyday citizens to save, borrow and build personal and community wealth. “With this year’s theme, ‘It Belongs to Me,’ we’re reminding the people of Illinois that despite the current economic uncertainty our nation faces, breaking the cycle of poverty can be done if we build a community of active, informed consumers,” he added. Quinn also was joined by Hopkins Park Mayor Samuel Payton, and Rachel Lakes-Bingham, office manager of Pembroke Township CU, at the conference. Other ICU Day activities reported to News Now:
DEXSTA FCU, Wilmington, Del., held a $1.99 gas promotion on ICU Day Oct. 16. (Photo provided by DEXSTA FCU)
* Seasons FCU, Middletown, Conn., gave mugs with candy, hot chocolate, tea, lemonade and $50 to its employees. The board of directors hired masseuses to give each employee a 10-minute massage. The credit union also handed out ICU Day skittles to members; * DEXSTA FCU, Wilmington, Del., held a $1.99 gas promotion; and * State Employees CU held a member appreciation cookout in conjunction with an enterprise car sale. More than 100 members and potential members attended.
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