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National CU Youth Week gets its own song
MADISON, Wis. (4/8/11)--A new song called "Save!"--which encourages thrift and savings among young credit union members--could become a soundtrack for youth week activities for the National Credit Union Youth Week, which is observed April 17-23.
"Save!," a new song by Madison, Wis., thrift rock band, The Disclosures, encourages thrift and savings among young members. From left are band members Christopher Morris, director of communications at the National Credit Union Foundation, and Chris Helminak, Web and member development strategist at the Wisconsin Credit Union League. (Photo provided by The Disclosures)
A Madison, Wis.-based credit union music duo--The Disclosures--released the new song in celebration of the week, which is sponsored by the Credit Union National Association. The song and lyrics can be found on The Disclosures' website (use the link) and is free for credit unions to distribute and share with members. 'When we heard that the theme for this year's youth week was 'Money Rocks at My Credit Union,' it seemed like a natural fit for us to do something special," said band member Christopher Morris, whose day job is as director of communications with the National Credit Union Foundation. The message behind "Save!" is intended for a younger audience and takes a different approach from other tracks found on the band's recently released thrift rock album, "(Hey, We're) The Disclosures," which focuses on themes such as credit union history and philosophy. "We wanted to have some fun with the lyrics, especially the tongue-in-cheek chorus," said Disclosure member Chad Helminak, Web and member development strategist for the Wisconsin Credit Union League. "The fun part about savings isn't putting your money away, but rather envisioning what you're saving for and then reaching your goals." Morris and Helminak were featured in a recent issue of Madison's popular weekly, Isthmus, discussing "thrift rock" and the benefits of credit unions.
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