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Credit Unions Exemplifying the Holiday Spirit

When the people helping people philosophy of credit unions collides with the holiday spirit of giving, it is a beautiful thing. As an active member of the credit union community, I have the privilege of hearing stories of the credit unions I work with and serve going above and beyond for their members, particularly around the holidays. I wanted to share some of those stories today, in hopes that as we make our way through the hustle and bustle of the end of the year, you’ll remember why we all work so hard—to truly make a positive difference in the lives of our members.

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A Credit Union Man: Part 3

During college summers, Dad guided my brother, sister, and I to work at credit unions. We met amazing people, with whom we have stayed in touch while learning valuable lessons in enhancing the member experience. Talking with my siblings on their credit union days, one story in particular highlights the extent we all go through to enhance the member experience. Kirby Kangaroo Club is a popular and effective way for children to learn to “spend, save, and share.” Bobby, my younger brother, worked at a Kirby Kangaroo credit union and was asked to play Kirby at the Halloween festival. Between giving kids high fives and taking pictures, Bobby kept laughing to himself and thinking about a scene from the comedy “Old School” when Vince Vaughn’s character, Beanie, is throwing a birthday party for his son. One of the fraternity brothers nicknamed Spanish is dressed as an elephant mascot and takes off his mask.

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A Credit Union Man: Part 2

"You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years, And get pats on the back as you pass, But your final reward will be heartache and tears, If you’ve cheated the man in the glass." -From The Man In The Glass by Peter Dale Wimbrow Sr.

When you work in the credit union business, you can always be proud of how you make a living. As a movement, credit unions do not aim for profit or charity, but for service. Credit unions offer affordable interest rates members may need to get through a rough patch and improve the quality of life for families across the country.

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A Credit Union Man: Part 1

Growing up, if you asked Pops what he did for a living, he would tell you, "I'm a credit union man." My father’s credit union career has spanned four decades. Along the way, he taught his family the important role credit unions play in our local communities, both as co-ops and in serving the underserved.

My name is James K Ryan, Jr. and credit unions are in my blood.

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