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International Credit Union Day

Local Service. Global Reach.  

On October 17, 2019, we will join with 56,000 credit unions around the world in celebration of International Credit Union (ICU) Day®.We will have FREE treats in the lobby, and you can enter to win a prize – a McMenamins passport and $100 McMenamins gift card. From us – to you!*

There are 200+ million credit union members around the world—more than 100 million in the U.S. alone—and we join them in celebration of the not-for-profit cooperative spirit that all credit unions share.

This cooperative spirit has led to life-changing opportunities for people all over the world who’ve wanted to start a small business, own a home or continue their education but were denied access to other financial institutions. In many parts of the world, people’s first taste of democracy is through their credit union, where “one member, one vote” is the governing structure.

At its most basic level, a credit union is people pooling their money to provide each other with affordable loans—it is literally people helping people. This is why USAgencies Credit Union celebrates ICU Day. Because credit unions empower people, wherever they are in the world or life, to take control of their financial future.

Please stop by and celebrate with us here at USACU, a movement that concerns itself with the financial success of all people.


Stop by our branch on the corner of 1st and Taylor on the 17th! We will have FREE treats in the lobby, and you can enter to win a prize – a McMenamins passport and $100 McMenamins gift card. From us – to you! You can also enter by commenting on our daily ICU Trivia Posts on our Facebook between 10/14 – 10/17! We cannot wait to see you, and to celebrate TOGETHER!

*Check out official rules here https://bit.ly/336Ytx8

International Credit Union Day!

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.

FREE Earth Day Event (April 18th)

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

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National Popcorn Day! (Jan. 19th)

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.