On Thursday, October 19, 2017, join 222 million people worldwide in celebrating 160 years of credit unions putting the dreams of people before profit.
Why are credit unions worth celebrating?
In 1924, Roy Bergengren, one of the architects of the credit union movement, reflected on what a credit union can do for people.
“The credit union is, in fact, a bridge,” Bergengren wrote in the inaugural issue of “The Bridge,” the official newsletter of the American credit union movement, which was then in its infancy. “It may be the bridge over which the tenant farmer travels the wide gap that separates him from ownership. It may be the way that opens the great land of opportunity for the wage worker, who finds his savings the ‘open sesame’ to broader possibilities for himself and his family.”
Twenty-four years later, in 1948, credit unions in America, and later around the world, began celebrating the philosophy and achievements of credit unions every year on the third Thursday in October. The theme for International Credit Union Day 2017, “Dreams Thrive Here,” harkens back to Bergengren’s sentiment, and it’s meant to serve as a reminder of how effective credit unions like HFS Federal Credit Union are at helping all people chase and achieve their biggest dreams in life.
This is because, unlike other financial institutions, credit unions are not-for-profit, so their primary purpose isn’t to score record profits in order to cut distant shareholders bigger dividends checks. Rather, the primary purpose of credit unions is – and always has been – to be of service to their members. That means you.
How is HFS celebrating?
- Take advantage of our auto loan special, available October 1st through 31st! We’ve discounted our rates so that you can finally get the car that you’ve had your eye on, upgrade to a bigger vehicle suitable for your family, make your payments more manageable for your budget or whatever it is that helps you thrive. For more details, stop by any of our HFS branch locations or give us a call at (808) 930-1400.
- Enter our ICU Day Dreams Thrive Here drawing to win $500 cash! Stop by any of our locations throughout the month of October to drop your name into our entry box. 1
- What’s the best day to stop by? October 19th of course! We’ll have sweet treats and our 2018 pocket calendars featuring a stunning photo by Tracey Niimi (while supplies last) and Halloween goodie bags for keiki (13 and under).
We look forward to seeing you!
1 No deposit is required to enter drawing. Individuals may enter by completing an entry form at any HFS office location by submitting the following information: Name, Date, Address, Phone Number. Entries may be made starting October 1, 2017 and ending October 31, 2017. Drawing entry allows a chance to win $500.00 cash. Limit of one entry per person. Odds of winning are dependent on the number of entries. Winners of the drawing will be randomly selected and notified by phone or mail by November 10, 2017. HFS FCU officials, employees, and their immediate family and household members are ineligible to win. Click here for Official Rules.