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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11 a.m. CDT, October 15, 2008
Mayor Proclaims International Credit Union Day
(SEDALIA, MISSOURI) : Mayor Bob Wasson issued a proclamation designating Thursday, October 16, 2008 as International Credit Union Day in Sedalia.
Text of Proclamation
WHEREAS, credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives, democratically owned and operated, and founded by people working together toward economic advancement; and
WHEREAS, credit unions embrace a “people helping people” philosophy by pooling of personal resources and leadership abilities for the good of the cooperative, empowering their members to improve their financial futures and uniting to help those in need; and
WHEREAS, credit unions have demonstrated outstanding leadership throughout the communities in which they have served since they were founded more than 150 years ago. Credit unions have championed the idea that people from all walks of life should have access to lower cost financial services offered by credit unions; and
WHEREAS, credit unions empower people to improve their economic situations in 96 nations around the world at more than 49,000 credit unions that serve the financial needs of 177 million members, including 154 credit unions and 1,126,379 members in Missouri; associated through local, state, regional, and international organizations sharing the same commitment to service credit union members; and
WHEREAS, credit unions are developing strong alliances that make financial democracy possible in many countries such as Afghanistan, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Ukraine and throughout the rest of the world.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Thursday, October 16, 2008, be proclaimed as International Credit Union Day in Sedalia, Missouri, and that all citizens recognize the many contributions credit unions have made to the communities in this state, both tangible and intangible, through the years, and honor and express appreciation for the service and commitment of credit unions.
Mayor Bob Wasson signs the International Credit Union Day proclamation.
Photo Credit : Brian Koral
Photo Date : 10/14/2008
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