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A Brief History of International CU Day

This year's slogan: 'Local Service. Global Good.'

October 16, 2014
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Sixty-Six Years of ICU Day Slogans

International Credit Union Day has been celebrated officially since 1948 with these slogans:

1948 – Now is the time to build a better world through credit unions*
1954 – Serving people worldwide*
1955 – We help each other – Join Us!
1956 – To give thanks for your credit union blessing. To make plans for a great future.*
1957 – We help each other – Join Us!
1958 – We help each other – Join Us!
1959 –
1960 – Credit union day—all over the world*
1960 – Sharing is the whole idea (?)
1961 – We Help Each Other – Join Us.
1962 – People helping people to economic progress.
1963 – Helping hands in many lands.
1964 – Credit Unions: Your friend in need, your partner in progress.
1965 – Opportunity, Security and Service for All.
1966 – Better living in any language.
1967 – People Helping People for the Dignity of Mankind
1968 – We Care. We Share.
1969 – We care, we share*
1969 – For those in need of any land or creed.
1970 – Invest in humanity.
1971 – Sharing is the whole idea.
1972 – Help make credit unions worldwide.*
1972 – Join your credit union. It’s where you belong.
1973 – Your credit union better for savings and loans. It’s where you belong.
1974 – Together for one new world.
1975 – Your country, your credit union – Democracy in action.
1976 –
1977 –
1978 – Sharing is the whole idea.*
1979 – All kinds of people should get together.
1979 – Better living in any language.*
1980 – The Hands of Friendship and Cooperation Joined Around the World (unofficial).
1980 – People helping people to lead better lives.*
1981 – America’s credit unions – a family 44 million strong
1982 – A strong and growing family. (alt. A Strong Growing Family – Credit Unions.)
1983 – Tell the World (about Credit Unions.)
1984 – Credit Unions: Cooperatives first.
1985 – Credit Union Youth – Our Next Generation.
1986 – The universal language of credit unions.
1987 – Credit Unions Light the Way.
1988 – Credit Unions: United—Unique.*
1989 – Credit Unions: One Voice.
1990 – Credit Unions: Getting (Creating) a Global Vision.
1991 – Credit Unions: Passports to Opportunity.
1992 – Credit Unions: A Universal Language.
1993 – Credit Unions: The Power of Partnership.
1994 – Credit Unions: Choices and Challenges.
1995 – Credit Unions: Bring People Together.
1996 – Credit Unions: Picture the Possibilities.
1997 – Not for profit, not for charity, but for service.
1998 – Although the times may change, our principles will not.
1999 – Celebrate! The Credit Union (alt. Difference Credit Unions Celebrate the Difference)
2000 – Join us! 100 million credit union members worldwide.
2001 – Catch Our Spirit.*
2002 – Building a Better Tomorrow.
2003 – Credit Unions: The Heart of Our Communities.
2004 – Credit Unions: Dream…Belong…Achieve.
2005 – Credit Unions: Members Make it Happen.*
2006 – Credit Unions: Making a World of Difference.
2007 – Credit Unions: Together We’re Better.
2008 – My Credit Union: It Belongs to Me.
2009 – Your Money. Your Choice. Your Credit Union.
2010 – Local. Trusted. Serving You.
2011 – Credit Unions Build a Better World
2012 – Members Matter Most
2013 – Credit Unions Unite for Good
2014 – Local Service. Global Good.
Slogans marked with an asterisk are from WOCCU’s “ICU Day Past Themes” web page

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