October 18, 2018
There’s never been a better time to be a Credit Union member….and here is why…
As we gear up to celebrate the credit union difference and to recognize the contributions that credit unions make every day in the lives of their members and their communities worldwide, we also want to celebrate you—our members.
Beginning in 1948, credit unions have come together annually on the third Thursday in October to commemorate the credit union movement’s history and achievements. This year, we celebrate 70 years of International Credit Union Day and the theme chosen “Find Your Platinum Lining,” combines the traditional gift of platinum for 70th anniversaries, a play on the sayings “every cloud has a silver lining” and a celebration of the platinum lining differences and impact credit union and other financial cooperatives have made and continue to make for their members.
The community commitment and positive economic and social change are just some of the ways that credit unions differ from traditional for-profit banks and financial institutions. Credit unions are very different, indeed, both in philosophy and structure. For more than 150 years, credit unions worldwide have proudly collaborated to put people before profits in order to provide access to affordable financial services for all members. Credit unions invest their earnings in helping members meet their financial goals. In addition to lower loan rates and better service, members experience the difference that comes through our democratic structure, service to members and social goals that credit unions embody.
We are proud to serve you—our members. Our goal has always been the same: to meet your financial needs and to provide you with opportunities that enable you and your family to succeed. With your support, New Dimensions has grown in leaps and bounds over the years, and we hope to continue growing with our community. No matter where you are in the world, access to financial services is vital. Rich or poor, we all face similar challenges in life. Together, credit unions are helping members overcome those challenges—not only here in Central Maine, but throughout the world. And we will continue to create a special place for ourselves among the world’s financial institutions.
We hope that you will join us on October 18th, 2018 –the 70th anniversary of International Credit Union Day—so that we may celebrate …. YOU! Visit any one of our 4 locations on that day will be prepared to celebrate the very core of who we are. Yours!
One member at a time, we are working to build a stronger community and we look forward to serving you and your family for years to come!