Credit union reaches 40- year milestone
QUEENSLAND Country Credit Union reached a fresh milestone yesterday when it celebrated 40 years of service to the state’s regional communities.
The day marked the 40th anniversary of the credit union’s r egist r at i on as a mutually owned financier and was celebrated at its 23 branches across the state, including at its birthplace, Mount Isa.
I n Townsvill e ,
c r e d i t union’s headquarters, the occasion was marked with a morning tea where Cowboys players Johnathan Thurston and Scott Bolton mingled with guests and staff and autographed posters of the Cowboys team.
The credit union is the financial partner of the Cowboys and Scott Bolton is its player ambassador.
Guests at the morning tea included three members of the credit union’s original loans committee, Bill Cumner, Tom Walter and Shirley Dyson, and l o ng-s t a ndi ng c r e d i t uni o n members who shared the occasion with chief executive Aileen Cull, branch manager Greg Gartrell and former chief executive John Watts.
Ms Cull told attendees the credit union was born after the Mount Isa community saw a role for a financial services provider to meet needs not serviced by the banks.
‘‘ The credit for where we are today must go to those people, who recognised the need and decided to do something,’’ she said. ‘‘ Our service to our members is better than that provided to customers by the banks and the credit for that must go to our staff.’’
Marketing and public r elations manager Sarah Standen said to mark the anniversary year, the credit union had pieced together a pictorial exhibition outlining the organisation’s history and growth.
Also, a 40th anniversary carnival and fun day would be held at Townsville in August.