A Message from our President
A Time for Congratulations!
I really enjoy this time of year -- there are so many great reasons to offer congratulations! I wanted to use this space to offer mine to a few groups as well as a few specific individuals.
I’ll begin with congratulations to all of the RBCU members graduating from high school or college. Each one of you has many great opportunities ahead. Whether you are a high school graduate moving into the work force, going to a trade school, or headed into a freshman year of college, you are now truly at a point in life that allows you to begin shaping your future. Think boldly and you will accomplish much. This world belongs to the dreamers. So dream big!
My next congratulations are for RBCU’s newest elected board members: Jim Habeck, Jim McDonald, Paul Cullen and Lynne Scherer. You (RBCU members) voted for Jim, Jim, and Paul to serve three-year terms. Lynne was voted to serve a one-year term, finishing out the term vacated by the untimely death of Jim Schaefer.
As you may already know, RBCU’s Board of Directors is comprised of nine elected members. Three of those seats come up for vote every year. The Board consists of RBCU members volunteering to serve as strategic leaders of your credit union. As such, they represent you - the RBCU members - as you are all owners of the credit union. Each and every member of RBCU has a vote in the annual board election. In the credit union democratic financial model, you shape the direction of the credit union by voting for the board members you want to represent you.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t make sure to next congratulate all RBCU members. Why? For making the best decision you can every day by continuing to be a member at RBCU, of course!
All joking aside, RBCU members deserve congratulations. Your support of Your Neighborly Credit Union means you are an important member of a team helping to improve the quality of life for our served communities. Supporting a local business like RBCU keeps decisions local, support local, and service local.
RBCU works hard to provide the highest quality service to our community of members. We are always pleased to hear members tell us that our staff provides the best service around. Some of you are most pleased by the greeting you receive as you walk into one of our lobbies. Others rank our electronic service as the best due to the secure convenience of our internet banking and related online products and services. Regardless of the type of service you prefer, everyone can take pride in belonging to a credit union that proves year after year that it means what it says when it comes to supporting our communities. Your credit union gives many tens of thousands of dollars as well as days’ worth of cumulative volunteer time to strengthen the cities we serve. Thank you and congratulations for helping us make that happen.
Take care everyone. Make this summer a fun, safe, and special one.