Credit Union marks Day of Difference by building trail

Our benchmark for success is whether we’ve made a positive difference in the lives of our members

Clearwater employees of Interior Savings Credit Union (plus a couple of young helpers) work to make a loop trail behind Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital on Oct. 16. Pictured are (l-r) Carrie Weninger

Clearwater employees of Interior Savings Credit Union (plus a couple of young helpers) work to make a loop trail behind Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital on Oct. 16. Pictured are (l-r) Carrie Weninger

On Thursday, Oct. 16, Interior Savings closed early to enable all 500 department, branch and insurance service employees the opportunity to go out into the community and make a difference.

The credit union’s Clearwater employees spent their time off work helping to develop a loop trail behind Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital.

“Our benchmark for success is whether we’ve made a positive difference in the lives of our members and in our communities,” states Kathy Conway, Interior Savings president and CEO. “To celebrate our commitment to community, on Oct. 16 we closed all departments, credit union and insurance branches at 2 p.m. to allow our employees to volunteer in their community. It’s an opportunity for us to lend a hand to all of those community organizations who work tirelessly for the benefit of others; we’ve coined this our Day of Difference.”

Oct. 16 was International Credit Union Day and Interior Savings joined credit unions across the globe to celebrate.

“September marked Interior Savings’ 75th anniversary,” commented Conway. “In 1939, with $96.50 in deposits and 20 members, our credit union was founded on the notion of people helping people; neighbours working together to help each other and to improve their communities. We still believe in this today and it is why it’s important for our teams to go out into their communities as we celebrate the credit union movement’s history and honour those who have dedicated their lives to this movement.”

Interior Savings encourages everyone to join them in “A Day of Difference” by giving back in your community. Those who participate from Oct. 8 to 31 can enter to win one of three prize draws for a $250 donation to the charity of their choice.

Whether you choose to volunteer, buy a coffee for the person in line behind you or hold the door open for someone, Interior Savings firmly believes that sometimes it’s the little things that add up to make a big difference in someone’s life, and in our communities as a whole.

To make a difference and enter, just post photos or share your stories on twitter or Facebook, tag @interiorsavings in your posts and use the tag #itsthelittlethings to be entered. Winners will be determined after contest closing on Oct. 31.

About Interior Savings

Interior Savings Credit Union is the largest credit union based in the Interior of B.C., with assets exceeding $2.0 billion.

Through its 21 branches, 14 insurance offices, Member Service Centre, and two Commercial Services Centres, the credit union offers personal and commercial banking and a full range of insurance and wealth management services to members in 14 communities.