tshirtsMetro Credit Union’s 20th MemberFest took place on Sunday, September 7 at both the Saddle Creek and Maple Street locations. Leading up to MemberFest, we held a MemberFest t-shirt contest on Metro Credit Union social media with a $50 reward for our members to find missing MemberFest t-shirts from 2005, 2006 and 2011. We were able to retrieve the 2005 and 2011 shirts, but are still missing the 2006 t-shirt.

First place was Jeff P. who included additional pictures of his family who was visiting from Mongolia.

From its humbling beginnings in 1995 where we were just serving lunch to a couple hundred members, MemberFest grew to have over 5,000 attendees this year. Families enjoyed eating, dancing, playing carnival games, face painting, pony rides and bounce houses. In order to make this happen, Metro Credit Union had over 150 staff/volunteers, ten face painters, two balloon twisters while grilling 6,000 hotdogs, giving 2,000 cans of pop/water, using 2,800 pounds of ice, distributing 3,600 t-shirts, and 2,500 pizza cutters.

Second place winner Julie M.

Second place winner Julie M.

We also had an alien visitor at each MemberFest location. People had the opportunity to take their picture and share on social media using #metroufos for our photo contest to help in promoting our upcoming conversion November 3; otherwise known as Upgrades to our Financial Operating System (UFOs). Thank you all for submitting your photos, which can be viewed here. Congrats to our winners: 1st place: Jeff P., 2nd place: Julie M., 3rd place: Shaylynn B.

Throughout the day, there were adult and kid drawings for prizes totaling over $16,000.

Third place winner Shaylynn B.

We appreciate you and hope you had an out of this world experience. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s MemberFest!