Rummage sale opens ICU Week

LIHUE — Lisa Murphy Allison of the Kauai Government Employees Federal Credit Union said there will be something going on each day this week at the credit union.

Allison was unpacking cartons of rummage for a rummage sale Monday morning, the proceeds from which will benefit the Kauai United Way.

“This is the start of International Credit Union Week,” Allison said. “Almost all of the credit unions on the island have some activity to celebrate the international credit union operating principles, which were founded in the philosophy of cooperation and its central values of equality, equity and mutual self-help.”

At the heart of these principles is the concept of human development and the brotherhood of man expressed through people working together to achieve a better life for themselves and their community, states a release from KGEFCU.

The rummage sale was joined by a staff-created bake sale as well as free blood pressure checks administered by Bayada and representatives of the Kauai Police Department, who met credit union members and visitors to talk about how to keep from being a victim of crime.

Other events include visits by Kauai Fire Department representatives discussing fire extinguisher usage, and representatives from the County Recycling Office speaking on reusing, recycling and composting.

Thursday is International Credit Union Day and KGEFCU invites its members to lunch — and to get a flu shot from the Lihue Pharmacy, a KGEFCU select employer group.

An umbrella of coloring contest pages from Elsie Wilcox Elementary School first-graders’ rendering of “The Authentic Difference,” this year’s International Credit Union theme, decorates the walls and displays.

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