Monthly Archives: October 2011
Congrats to Vicky R. winner of an Apple iPad for the month of September. We’re giving away two more between now and the end of November. You could win too if you register for BrightStar e-Statements. If you’re already registered, then you’re entered!
e-Statements are the free, convenient way to keep track of your Credit Union accounts online. Members can register for e-Statements within Online Banking by simply clicking on the e-Statements link.
More info is available on our e-Statements info page here: www.bscu.org/estatements
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, credit union members around the world will celebrate International Credit Union Day, an event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements.
In honor of this special day, BrightStar Credit Union invites its members and the whole community to visit our branches and celebrate for a whole week from October 17th -21st and enjoy the giveaways commemorating this event. (limited supply).
Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that provide an effective and viable alternative to for-profit financial institutions for more than 184 million members in 97 countries worldwide. They exist to serve their members, providing a safe place to save money and access affordable loans.
Since 1948, International Credit Union Day has been celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October. Each year, the international event affords the opportunity to remember credit unions’ proud history and promote awareness of and support for the credit union difference. This year’s theme, “Credit Unions Build a Better World,” celebrates the important economic and social contributions credit unions make to their communities worldwide. It also aligns cooperatively owned and controlled credit unions with the greater cooperative business sector and the United Nations, which will launch the International Year of Cooperatives 2012 later this year.
Credit unions are recognized as a force for positive economic and social change and have provided significant value in both developed and emerging nations. International Credit Union Day is sponsored by World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), the international trade association and development agency for credit unions worldwide, and numerous national credit union trade associations and federations around the world.
The Broward Schools education technology services department has created a Green Team to implement green strategies. The Green Team also honors an Eco-Hero of the Month. BrightStar has partnered with the Green Team, and we’re proud to Congratulate Teresa M., September’s Eco-Hero of the Month! Among her many green accomplishments, Teresa has been instrumental in virtualizing over 150 Broward Schools servers, which has saved the District thousands of dollars in energy costs. Congratulations, Theresa. Job well done!