††††††††††† Senators Green and Booher offered the following resolution:

††††††††††† Senate Resolution No. 86.

††††††††††† A resolution to declare October 16-22, 2011, as Credit Union Week in the state of Michigan.

††††††††††† Whereas, Credit unions have been organized in Michigan since 1934, and they have a proud tradition of innovation and leadership among the nationís credit unions. The Michigan credit union movement is one of growth, progress, and success; and

††††††††††† Whereas, Michigan credit unions are rooted in the communities in which they serve, whether supporting local charities, offering financial education seminars, or operating student-run credit union branches in schools.  They do this voluntarily because as not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperatives, credit unions recognize that social responsibility is an integral part of their mission; and

††††††††††† Whereas, Credit unions in Michigan continually demonstrate their ability to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities, and they have done so for generations, following the credit union philosophy of "People Helping People"; and

††††††††††† Whereas, Michigan credit unions remain informed through the assistance of the Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates, which has focused exclusively on serving its members throughout its history. It's a commitment that is concisely expressed in its mission statement: "The Michigan Credit Union League will strengthen the credit union community and its image by providing advocacy on important issues, coordinating cooperative initiatives and by providing high-quality solutions that help credit unions succeed and enrich the lives of their members"; now, therefore, be it

††††††††††† Resolved by the Senate, That we hereby declare October 16-22, 2011, as Credit Union Week in the state of Michigan. We honor Michigan credit unions as they celebrate Credit Union Week.