Posted By Jeff Hardin,
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Principle Five:Education, training, and information. Credit unions provide financial education to their members as well as the communities they serve.
Credit Union recently held a "Kid’s Outdoor Movie Night” to culminate
its National Credit Union Youth Week celebration. The event was held on April
25th at the Candler, NC branch, located at 1453 Sand Hill Road, with
lots of pizza, popcorn, candy and soda for everyone.
This year’s Youth Week theme was Catch the $ave Wave™, in
hopes of harnessing the excitement for beaches, sand and surfing and to show
younger members how they can benefit from visiting — and saving at — their
credit union. The credit union also got their members involved by asking them to
go online and vote for their choice of four movies that fit the week’s theme
and the movie "Finding Nemo” received the most votes. This event was open to
credit union members and non-members alike.
businesses were also involved and supported by agreeing to sponsor certain
elements of the event. These businesses included Coca-Cola of Asheville, Fletcher
Car Care, Clean Streak Inc. of Mills River and Sam’s Club of Hendersonville. Biltmore
Baptist Church provided an inflatable bounce house as well as the audio / video
equipment and local radio station, 99.9 KISS Country, was on site doing a live
remote during the two hours leading up to movie time.
"We want our community to know that kids are
important to us and this is a fun way to show it,” said Chris Angel, Business
Development Director. "Our Youth Financial Education tools are a great way to
engage kids, including my two daughters, in realizing the importance of savings
also encouraged children to print out and color their choice of two coloring
pages that were returned to their local branch for display. Our branches were
decorated with a fun, beach theme throughout April and each one gave away
several fun prizes, including several cash prizes valued at up to $50.