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Why I Think CU's Should Celebrate International Credit Union Day

With the growth, expansion and regulation of credit unions there is a tendency for us to act more and more like our counterparts in the banking industry. Credit unions must hold on to what makes them different. The credit union difference is so much more than just lower fees and great member service, it's a proclamation to the world of what credit unions stand for. What we stand for can be summed up in two words. Our Members. No other financial organization can truly say this, that their whole purpose in life is the financial well-being and success of their members. International Credit Union Day reminds us of this. It reminds our members that we work for them, not the other way around. So let's celebrate the opportunity and prosperity that our respective credit unions have provided for our members! For as long as we have this focus we'll overcome all the little things that pull us down and try to force us to look and act like our counterparts in the for-profit banking world. Stay true to your members. Stay true to your credit union ideals. Happy International Credit Union Day!

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