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Synergy CU in the Community

Ready to Synergize your summer?

The Synergy Emerging Leaders invite you to get involved in the community with the Synergy CU in the Community Challenge! The challenge runs from August 2 to September 17, 2021. You can register any time until the contest closes.

Sounds like fun so far, right?




How does it work?

Starting on August 2, your team will receive a new set of challenges each week related to the 7 Co-operative Principles! Challenges will be emailed to the email your team provided or you can check this web page or social media.

What are the 7 Co-operative Principles? They set credit unions apart from all other financial institutions, strengthens the community and benefits you too! Each week you will learn new principles and complete a challenge for each!


Once your challenge is complete you can submit on our website or tag us on:

Use the hashtags #SynergerizeYourSummer or #HotSynergySummer so you can see how often teams are completing their challenges!


Note: If you choose to submit challenges via social media, we will not be able to see your submission if your account is set to private! Please use our website, to make sure we receive your submissions.


What can you win?

    • Prize 1 - Fun in the Sun Prize Pack
    • Prize 2 - Grilling Masters Prize Pack
    • Prize 3 - Outdoor Adventure Prize Pack

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Credit Union: Synergy Credit Union
Address: 101 - 4908 42 Street Lloydminster, SK S9V 0E5
Phone: 1-866-825-3301
Email: webmail@synergycu.ca
Website: www.synergycu.ca


Contest period: 12:01 am MST August 2, 2021 to 11:59 pm MST September 17, 2021

CONTEST RULES

  • If a participant takes a selfie or photo for the challenge AND tags Synergy Credit Union OR uses hashtags #SynergizeYourSummer or #HotSynergySummer with the photo and description on one of Synergy’s social media channels OR sends Synergy the photo and message through synergycu.ca (which will then be shared on Synergy social media channels), they will be entered for a chance to win 1 of 3 grand prizes.
  • Winner(s) do not have to be a Synergy Credit Union member.
  • Photos must be tagged on social media or submitted to Synergy Credit Union by 11:59 MST, September 17, 2021.
  • Winner(s) cannot be or live in the same household as a Synergy Credit Union staff member or a member of the Board of Directors.

CONSENT

I acknowledge, consent and agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • I declare and represent my team. If is a minor on my team, I am the parent or guardian of the child (listed below).
  • If there is a minor, I give them permission to participate in the Synergy CU in the Community beginning Monday, August 2, 2021 and ending Friday, September 17, 2021.
  • In accepting participation in this event, I agree to release and hold harmless Synergy Credit Union and Synergy Emerging Leaders (Synergy) and its agents and sponsors for any and all claims, judgments, expenses, personal injury loss or damages incurred or caused by my child's participating in this event.
  • In accepting participation in this event, I agree to follow COVID-19 guidelines in my province. I agree to release and hold harmless Synergy and its agents and sponsors for any and all claims, judgments, expenses, personal injury loss or damages incurred or caused by my child's participating in this event in connection to COVID-19.
  • I understand my team will not be under the supervision of Synergy.
  • I understand photos submitted without remuneration for their use and photos will be used publicly on Synergy’s website, digital banking application, social media accounts, print materials, advertising, in branch use or posters.
  • Personal information held by Synergy will be retained and destroyed in accordance with Synergy’s retention of records policies and privacy legislation.
  • By tagging or using hashtags #SynergizeYourSummer or #HotSynergySummer and description on one of Synergy’s social media channels or sending Synergy Credit Union your photo, you declare that the photograph(s) submitted is (are) an original work of your own creation. If your photograph includes people, including minors, you confirm you have the permission of the individuals present in the photograph, or their legal guardian if a minor, to share their image.
  • Our team's participation is voluntary.
  • I have read this release, understand it and am filling out this consent form voluntarily.

When entering this contest, contestants agree to:

  • I agree to grant Synergy Credit Union use of any photos submitted are without remuneration for Synergy’s website, digital banking application, social media accounts, print materials, advertising, in branch use or posters. By submitting my entry, I give my consent for my name, photograph, and photograph description to be publicly shared.
  • By tagging or using hashtags #SynergizeYourSummer or #HotSynergySummer and description on one of Synergy’s social media channels or sending Synergy Credit Union your photo, you declare that the photograph(s) submitted is (are) an original work of your own creation. If your photograph includes people, including minors, you confirm you have the permission of the individuals present in the photograph, or their legal guardian if a minor, to share their image.
  • You release Synergy Credit Union, their nominees and designees from any and all liability for any violation of any personal or proprietary right you may have in connection with such sale, reproduction or use. You certify you are of legal age and consent and have the legal authority to execute the above consent and release. You approve the foregoing and waive any rights in the premises.
  • You understand this consent is in addition to, and not in substitution for, any other consent, express or implied, which you have given Synergy Credit Union to collect, use and disclose personal information. This consent may be withdrawn by contacting Synergy Credit Union. If you withdraw consent, you acknowledge that existing publications will not be withdrawn from circulation.
  • Personal information held by Synergy Credit Union will be retained and destroyed in accordance with Synergy Credit Union’s retention of records policies and privacy legislation.

SYNERGY CU IN THE Community

Synergy Emerging Leaders want you to get involved.

Join the Community Challenge:
August 2 - September 17, 2021

CHALLENGES
SYNERGY CU IN THE Community

You must be registered to earn points! If you haven't registered your team yet, register today!
PS. You can choose to complete one or more options for each challenge, but the more challenges you submit, the more points you receive!
Co-operative Principle #1: Voluntary and Open Membership

What it means to you: No matter what your financial situation looks like, the door is open, without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination.

Your challenge:
    • Option 1: Visit your local credit union and use the outdoor sidewalk chalk to draw a picture that represents diversity. Take a picture of your work and share with us!
    • Option 2: Watch our 7 Cooperative Principles Video from It’s A Money Thing, and submit a photo of you and your team eating ________ like Jen!

Co-operative Principle #2: Democratic Member Control

What it means to you: You help call the shots by electing a board of directors. One member equals one vote. This is local democracy in action.

Your challenge:
    • Option 1: Choose a fun outdoor activity with your family and friends, and make sure you have a photo to submit! (Just like you have a voice in picking your activity, you have a voice in your credit union too!) OR
    • Option 2: Check out this It’s A Money Thing article in our blog, “What does it mean to be a member?” and take a photo with the sweet treat Jen has been asking for!
Co-operative Principle #3: Member Economic Participation

What it means to you: Better rates, lower fees and services that benefit the entire credit union. The more that members participate, the more there is to go around.

Your challenge:
    • Option 1: Check out 5 Totally Free Things You Can Do to Support Your Local Economy in our It’s A Money Thing Blog. Take a screenshot of Jen’s mode of transportation in the video.
    • Option 2: We challenge you to support a business. Submit a photo of you and your team purchasing an item, leaving a nice review, or bringing employees a card/ gift for all their hard work.

Co-operative Principle #4: Autonomy and Independence

What it means to you: As a financial co-operative, your credit union is controlled by real members like you, instead of outside shareholders. Decisions and partnerships with the credit union are made with the members’ interests first.

Your challenge:
    • Option 1: Write an online review for Synergy CU! Tell us what it feels like to be a member with us and what it means to you. Don’t forget to screenshot your review and attach it with your challenge submission.
    • Option 2: Refer a friend or family member! Take a picture with your referral and submit the photo with this week’s challenge.
    • Option 3: Create team banner or poster! Submit a photo of your creation.
Co-operative Principle #5: Education, training and information
What it means to you: Access to financial literacy tools and resources. Credit unions believe that education contributes to personal growth.

Your challenge:
    • Option 1: We’re passionate about learning! And, we know many of you are too. Visit your favorite place to learn (like your school or a library) or you’re a person who inspired you. Snap a photo and submit. Plus, tell us why you value you what they taught you and why!
    • Option 2: Visit our It’s a Money Thing section of our blog. Pick two topics you have not previously watched. Submit a photo to show us what you learned. We encourage you to show your learnings in a creative way!

Co-operative Principle #6: Co-operation among co-operatives

What it means to you: Your credit union strengthens the co-operative movement by partnering with organizations that share the same important values.

Your challenge:
    • Option 1: Do some research! Communities are made up of many cooperative groups. We would love to hear about some of the ones in your community! Send us a picture of a cooperative organization in your community.  
    • Option 2: Show us how you co-operate with family or friends and build a fort (pillow forts are totally acceptable!) with your friends & family and share a photo of your creation! OR
    • Option 3: Host an outdoor gathering with your team, like a picnic. Show how you co-operate and divide tasks like who’s bringing the burgers, among each other!

Co-operative Principle #7: Concern for community

What it means to you: Knowing that your day-to-day banking translates into benefits for charities, local businesses and the entire community.

Your challenge:
    • Option 1: Get out in your community and make a difference. It could be anything from pick up a piece of trash, help a neighbor with yard work, or a random act of kindness and make sure you send us a photo!
    • Option 2: Watch this video about the Town of Kindersley. Where do you see Synergy in your community? Submit a photo of the many ways Synergy can be seen around you!
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