3 Days: June 23-24-25! 2 Great Locations: MAPS Auto Center & St Helens Auto Center
* Each Auto Dealer will be offering Amazing Sale Prices!
* Wauna Credit Union is offering 60 Days No Payments!
* On the Spot Financing & Drive Away The Same Day!
* All qualified Buyers will receive a $30 VISA Gift Card!
* Plus, Raffles, Prizes & Snacks!
This is a very exciting time for Wauna Credit Union and the Clatskanie community as we watch our Clatskanie branch morph into a modern Financial Center! Our Clatskanie branch was built back in 1988, and has looked basically the same for all these years! Today, with financial services changing, we wanted to create a new style of branch that serves our member needs now.
Aside from the amazing physical changes shown in these photos, the entire way our branch works will also change! Very soon when you come to our Clatskanie branch you’ll be greeted by our Member Consultants. No longer will members have to speak to different staff for loans or for transactions, they will all be able to serve in every capacity. We will also be introducing “hip to hip” banking, so instead of being across the counter, you will see exactly what out staff is doing on the computer screen!
We are also expanding our administrative area on the second floor to better serve our growing organization. Currently, our back office staff is getting rather crowded together, and the time has come to redesign our floor space to better serve our departments.
We are very excited about these changes, and we welcome the community to join us on June 20th. We will unveil the first phase of our remodeled branch and then take on the other side and finish the second floor. Stay tuned for more details to come…
Wauna Credit Union Clatskanie Branch Remodel Update
One of the more recognizable landmarks along Highway 30 through Clatskanie has been temporarily removed from its base along the roadside as part of the remodel project at the Clatskanie Branch of Wauna Credit Union. The popular time & temperature logo sign is now headed for re-manufacturing at Garrett Signs, Vancouver, Washington. When the re-purposed sign returns in several weeks, it will include an updated time & temperature module and display the newer logo of Wauna Credit Union, which features a beautiful bald eagle. The new sign is scheduled for installation in late June or early July.
Wauna Credit Union will have lending officers on site to make your financing happen immediately. Plus, we are offering 90 No Payments & everyone who buys a car through Wauna CU will get a $30 VISA Gift Card! All of the auto dealers will be offering special low prices, and they’ll be serving up free BBQ during the days of the sale, April 28-May 1. Come out and enjoy a hot dog, take some test drives, and find yourself a great new car!
No matter where you are in our service area – from Scappoose to Vernonia to Warrenton – All of our branches are offering 90 Days No Payments for anyone who gets pre-approved for an auto loan!
Plus, if you get pre-approved at one of our branches or with online/mobile application, we offer much lower rates on Mechanical Breakdown Protection (MBP) & Guaranteed Auto Protection (GAP), and we also have competitive rates on Auto Insurance!
Our month-long youth celebration is focused on the theme of “Credit Union Strong”.
Young people face a bewildering financial landscape in their immediate future—one where technology has made spending as easy as breathing and the cost of higher education continues to skyrocket. That’s why we believe it’s more important than ever to ensure our youth possess strong money management skills.
As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, our core values include member education and social responsibility. We care about the community where we live and work, and the people in it. We look forward to watching the next generation grow and make it even better.
By instilling the habit of saving at a young age, offering positive encouragement, and providing financial education, we can prepare our community’s youngest members for brighter futures by helping them grow into financially capable adults. Credit union strong means having the money skills to embrace an awesome future, and leaving your community better than you found. That’s why we take our mission of helping youth so seriously.
Of course, we realize the biggest influence on anyone’s life is his or her parents. So if you want to start your kids on a path to financial strength, participating in Credit Union Youth Month is a good start.
Bring your financial fitness buffs into Wauna Credit Union and help them pump up their savings.
Young People Can Win at Wauna CU!
Coloring Contests! Prizes will be awarded for Coloring Contest winners!
New Jump Start Club members drawing! Win bonus deposits of $25 or $50 just for opening a Jump Start Club account!
JUST ANNOUNCED! Make a video & Win $100 (All Jump Start Club Members are welcome to participate) – Grab your phone, video camera or other device, and make a quick video, tell us in one minute what you like about Credit Unions, and especially Wauna Credit Union. Post it on any of our social media channels, and we will pick a winner and a runner up! $100 for the winner & $50 for the runner up.
It began many years ago, as merely Credit Union Youth Day, then it grew into Credit Union Youth Week, and last year the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) decided Credit Union Youth deserved an entire month!
WOO HOO! Credit Union Youth Month!!!
All month check this blog and your favorite social media outlet for savings tips & info for a better financial education – from allowance plans, and money making ideas for kids, to info about college funds.
Our younger members are welcome to get in on the coloring contest – prizes will be awarded! Pick your picture, print it off at home, or pick one up at any branch!
Know a kid who needs an account?
All new Jump Start Club members (Ages 0-17) who joined Wauna CU during the month of April will be entered to win $$$, and we’ll deposit it right in your shiny new account! Plus, Jump Start Club accounts earn a higher rate of interest on your first $500 balance than any other saving account, AND all Jump Start Club members get a cool piggy bank when they open their account!
Wauna Credit Union can start a Coverdell Education Savings Account or Coverdell ESA, also known as a 529 College Savings IRA, and our knowledgeable staff can help you easily set it up. College saving is less daunting if you start early.
On Feb. 15th, while banks and government offices were enjoying a three day weekend, the entire staff of Wauna Credit Union met at the newly renovated Clatskanie Cultural Center in downtown Clatskanie for what Credit Unions call an “In-Service Day” or “All-Team Day”.
It is a day to recognize various employees for achievements, introduce new staff members to the entire team, do team building exercises, and learn from guest speakers. It’s an extra-special day for Wauna Credit Union, as our branches are spread over more than 100 miles, so we don’t get to see many of our team members on a regular basis.
This year, we learned about four types of personalities: Talkers, Doers, Supporters, and Controllers, and how each plays an important role in keeping our organization growing, and that each has a different way of thinking and reacting, and how to work with people of differing personality styles in a productive way.
We had a guest speaker, our CEO Robert gave a great talk as well. There were activities, team building games, a nice lunch, and even ice cream sandwiches!
In the end, working together, spending time as a full group, seeing people we often only talk to on the phone or via email, and renewing our commitment to the Credit Union Difference and our “People Helping People” philosophy was way batter than sleeping in on a Monday!