Celebrate the "Platinum Lining"

Credit Unions: A History of Community Ownership and Support

This is the story of an idea. A simple idea: that people could pool their money and make loans to each other.

Moved by the crop failure and famine that had devastated Germany in 1846–1847, Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch and Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen created the first true credit unions in the mid-19th century.

Over the years, credit unions spread to communities around the world. In the early 1900s Alphonse and Dorimene Desjardins started a credit union (caisse populaire) in LĂ©vis, Quebec.

Shortly thereafter, Alphonse, along with Americans Edward A. Filene and Roy F. Bergengren, helped establish credit unions in the United States.

There are 81 credit unions in Colorado providing financial services for 1.93 Million members with over $25.15 Billion assets.

Please join us in celebrating the unique difference of credit unions.  Let us help you find your “Platinum Lining” on this 70th Anniversary of International Credit Union Day.

Thursday October 18, 2018

There will be cash drawings, prizes and refreshments throughout the day at both locations!