October 18, 2018, will mark the 70th anniversary of International Credit Union Day. This year’s theme is “Find Your Platinum Lining.” It combines the traditional gift of platinum for 70th anniversaries with a play on the saying “every cloud has a silver lining.”
Credit unions all over the world will be celebrating the history and the success of the “People-not-Profit” philosophy. This year’s theme emphasizes the credit union movement’s loyalty to its members and its mission to provide them financial support and guidance.
The movement began in the 1840s as a democratic consumer cooperative by weavers in Rochdale, England. Frustrated by bankers who denied them loans simply because they weren’t wealthy, the weavers and workers decided to pool their incomes and loan money to each other. In time, this cooperation put each member on solid financial ground and encouraged their own businesses to flourish.
The need for equitable financial institutions grew and, in 1971, the World Council of Credit Unions, Inc. (WOCCU) was created to help establish and maintain viable credit union movements. It has become the leading voice for advocacy and governance on behalf of the international credit union community.
Today, over 235 million people are served by credit unions in 109 countries and 6 continents.
Join us at our branch at 95 SW Taylor St., Portland, OR 97204 on Thursday Oct.18 to celebrate International Union Day by enjoying some treats! Questions? Connect with us.
Join us at the World Trade Center Plaza on April 18th, from 11am to 1pm, for the Earth Day Fair! This event is FREE and will feature dozens of earth-friendly vendors, including USAgencies Credit Union! Attendees will have an opportunity to shred personal paperwork, turn in e-waste (old smartphones, laptops, etc.) and see guest speakers. This year’s event will also offer bike tune-ups and neighborhood restaurant food samples!
The event is free and open to everyone. Join us!
World Trade Center Plaza is located at 25 SW Salmon St. Portland, OR
If you have ever been to the USAgencies branch down on the corner of 1st and Taylor you know one thing: we have popcorn!
As a member favorite, the popcorn has become a part of our legacy. Each morning we pop it fresh, for members to enjoy when they visit. With tomorrow being National Popcorn Day, we thought it would be fun to post a few little-known USAgencies Credit Union popcorn facts!
- USACU purchased our now famous popcorn machine in 2005 after moving to the new location of 95 SW Taylor.
- USACU pops approximately 165lbs of pop PER YEAR (wow!)
- Over the span of 13 years, approximately 2,145 lbs. have been popped in our popcorn machine (literally a TON of popcorn!!). This is also roughly the weight of:
- 2 adult male polar bears
- 6 panda bears
- 11 kangaroos
- 18 octopuses
- 75 gold bars
- 30 Dalmatians
- In 13 years, staff has bagged approximately 34,000 bags of popcorn!
Now that’s a lot of popcorn.
Celebrate National Popcorn Day by heading down to our branch to enjoy a fresh bag of popcorn with us! Bring a friend along and you’ll both be entered to win a Regal Cinema Gift Card & Candy Basket.
Can’t make it in to the branch to celebrate? We’ll have something for you too. Follow us on Facebook for details.
This year, International Credit Union Day will be on October 19th, and the theme is ‘Dreams Thrive Here.’ We’ll be celebrating at USAgencies Credit Union by giving away FREE COOKIES in our lobby that day. Yum!
International Credit Union Day has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948 and is designed to create awareness and celebrate the ways credit unions improve the lives of their members around the world.
Come celebrate International Credit Union Day with us! Stop by, say hi, and grab a free sweet treat… we’d love to see you!
Smart Savings on Already Low Rates
Now through October 31st, purchase a vehicle with Enterprise Car Sales and finance with USAgencies Credit Union, and get 1.00% APR* off your qualifying rate!
PLUS–finance an Enterprise vehicle with us during our sale and we’ll donate 2 Book Packs to SMART (Start Making a Reader Today). That’s enough books for two children to complete one year in their program!
Want to do more even more for SMART?
We’re also holding a matching funds drive–Make a donation to our fundraiser and we’ll match it, up to $1,000!** Donate online, in-person, or over the phone.
To learn more about this sale and other ways to give to SMART, visit USACU.ORG/CARSALE
*APR = Annual Percentage Rate. 1.00% discounted rate is offered to qualified USAgencies Credit Union members by USAgencies Credit Union. Eligible members will receive 1.00% off qualifying rate, to as low as 1.24 % APR (including eStatement enrollment discount, SmartWay vehicle discount and Direct Deposit discount). Offer valid for terms up to 72 months. Current rate will vary based on credit worthiness and terms. Financing for qualified USAgencies Credit Union members only. Offer valid only on Enterprise Car Sales vehicles purchased from 9/15/17 – 10/31/17. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. The “e” logo, Enterprise and “Haggle-free buying. Worry-free ownership.” are trademarks of Enterprise Holdings, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2014 Enterprise Car Sales. F00308 EW DI 8/14 DB.
**$1,000 matching cap includes Book Pack donations as well.
Perhaps you’ve heard a thing or two about a total solar eclipse scheduled to make landfall in Oregon on August 21st, 2017? We thought so. It’s big news!
Here’s what nationaleclipse.com has to say about this historic event:
On August 21, 2017, America will be treated to its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years. It will also be the first total eclipse exclusive to the U.S. since before the nation’s founding in 1776. From Oregon to South Carolina, the eclipse will trace a 67-mile-wide path of totality across the country and millions of Americans will witness a once-in-a-lifetime event as the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun and day turns to night for up to almost three minutes.
To celebrate this event, and to allow our staff to view this once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon, USAgencies will be closed from 10-11am PST on August 21st. We’ll be back promptly at 11am to help with all of your account needs, and to tell you all about the eclipse experience!
Of course you can access your accounts anytime via Online or Mobile Banking too. Have questions about getting these set up? Connect with us.
More on the eclipse:
Yesterday was the perfect day to celebrate our BBQ Bash. The weather was great, some of our favorite partners were on hand to meet current and future members, and… it just so happened to be National Hot Dog Day!
Thanks to everyone who came out to grab a dog, cool down with a shave ice, meet some of our partners, and learn more about your favorite Credit Union. We loved meeting some of our neighbors, mingling with current members, and spending the afternoon in perfect Oregon summer weather (which really can’t be beat). Take a look!
We even had one of our Save to Win winners stop by to snap a pic and say hi–congrats again, Anna!