Today is International Credit Union Day

Wauna Credit Union was formed, and continues to act, to serve our communities of Clatsop, Columbia, and Western Washington Counties in Oregon, and Pacific County in Washington. The way we do that is by providing financial tools to allow our members achieve their dreams. A huge part of that is being a not-for-profit credit union instead of a for profit bank.

Many people, even some who are members, don’t realize there are some pretty big differences between banks and credit unions, even though they experience the differences every day. In many ways, that’s the way we want it to be. Our rural communities tend to be filled with show, don’t tell, type of people, and we view ourselves as a show, don’t tell, type of organization. Our members know we provide personal service, tend to have better rates, and help people who banks don’t want to bother with because they don’t fit in a nice box.

ICU Day

Today, we are talking about it though, because today is the 70th Annual International Credit Union Day. Today is the day we celebrate the collaboration between credit unions. It’s one of the things that gives us our edge. Credit Unions work together. It’s why you can go into credit unions all over the country and conduct business on your Wauna Credit Union Account.

This year, we’re celebrating International Credit Union Day’s platinum anniversary, a chance to look back after 70 years and be thankful for the lives and communities that have been improved by the unique principles and actions of our movement. It’s no wonder that this year’s slogan is #PlatinumLiningFound.

Celebrate International Credit Union Day! from CUNA on Vimeo.

 

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Call For Nominations: 50th Annual Meeting Scheduled For Saturday, March 4, 2017

Wauna Credit Union announces its annual Call for Nominations for the election of members to its volunteer board of directors. Elected officials help to set the direction and the policies for our member-owned, member-directed financial institution.

Qualifying candidates must be at least 18 years of age and in good standing with the Credit Union. Candidate applications are now available at any branch, by mail (call 800-773-3236), and on our website. The deadline to submit a completed application is close of business Thursday, November 10, 2016. The By-Laws do offer a petition option; petition deadline is January 23, 2017. There will be no nominations from the floor during the 50th Annual Meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact the Board Governance Committee Chair, Chrissy Johnston, at 503-728-6124 or
by email at gcomm@waunafcu.org.

Election Information:

The next elections for open positions on the board of directors will be conducted by electronic ballot, commencing January 26, 2017, and concluding at midnight, February 26, 2017. Results from the election will be announced during our 50th Annual Meeting, scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on March 4, 2017, at the Clatskanie Cultural Center (Clatskanie, Oregon).

Is your mind on your money and your money on your mind? We can help…

BALANCE:

Balance is a Financial Education service offered for FREE to all Wauna CU members. Sign up for an account on our website and get tools to help budget, reach saving goals, and learn more about an array of financial topics – from teaching teens about money to navigating a bankruptcy.

Balance offers FREE financial counseling for our members with professional advisors, offering debt repayment advice, home purchase help, and foreclosure prevention solutions.

It’s yours FREE for being a member of Wauna Credit Union! Why? Because our ONLY mission is to provide opportunities to our members to build their financial well-being!

CardValet:

Be proactive in defending your accounts by using the CardValet app. You’ll know every time your debit card is used, and be able to turn it off when not using it!

  • CardValet allows Debit Card users to literally turn their card off & on with one click!
  • CardValet can alert you every time your Debit Card is used!
  • Control your spending by setting up dollar amount limits.
  • Set your Card automatically turn off if it’s more than a certain distance away from you!
  • For Android & Apple!

2016-ICU-Day-Principles[1]International Credit Union Day!

  • October 20, 2016
  • All Branches

Win Prizes in our Website & Facebook contest! Coloring Contest for Kids!!
Stop in any Wauna CU branch for refreshments & to learn more about the Credit Union Movement!