It’s another very special day in the CU movement today….
The very first credit union was established 100 years ago today in Manchester, New Hampshire. It’s called St. Mary’s Bank, and you can visit the place where the U.S. branch of the movement started on that same spot in what is now America’s Credit Union Museum. I’ve been there several times, and trust me, if you are at all passionate about the movement, you need to visit the mecca and see and feel where it all began… the mill where the first members worked (mostly French Canadians who came south from Quebec in search of a better life) is still two blocks down the hill from that house.
Here’s an article that CUNA ran today.
I think it’s very appropriate that this day often falls on Thanksgiving. It’s a great time to give thanks to our country, our employers, our members, our families, our friends. So I’ll take this moment to give thanks to the thousands of credit union professionals who make EverythingCU the outstanding community that it is.
What is your credit union doing to celebrate this historic occasion? What does the future look like for credit unions for the next one hundred years?