Lincoln – On October 14th, Nebraska credit union members joined Governor Pete Ricketts in the Warner Senate Chamber in Nebraska’s State Capitol, where he presented a proclamation designating Thursday, October 15, 2015 as International Credit Union Day in the State of Nebraska.
In the proclamation, Governor Ricketts wrote, “Credit unions empower people to improve their economic situations in 105 nations around the world, through 57,000 credit unions currently serving the financial needs to 217 million members, including Nebraska’s 470,000 members”.
Nebraska credit unions’ have joined credit unions from around the globe to celebrate International Credit Union Day since 1948.
Nebraska Credit Union League President/CEO Scott Sullivan said of this year’s International Credit Union Day Theme, People Helping People, “It underscores the cooperative structure of credit unions which brings together the financial resources of each member for the benefit of all members regardless of their financial status.”
Credit unions are not for profit, cooperative, member owned, democratically controlled (1 member, 1 vote) financial institutions.
Left to Right: Keith Kauffeld, President/CEO of University of Nebraska FCU; Chris Nielsen, President/CEO of NE State Employees CU; Scott Sullivan, NCUL President/CEO; Governor Pete Ricketts