articles from October 2013

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October 22nd, 2013

Call for Nominees: Join Our Board of Directors

As an owner of Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, you have a voice in the overall governance of the credit union. Like all credit unions, we are run by a volunteer board of directors elected by, and from, the membership. Applications are now being accepted for our Board of Directors and our Supervisory Committee.

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October 22nd, 2013

Construction Near Downtown Branch 11/4 – 11/18

Please plan for delays going in and out of the parking garage at the Downtown Branch starting Monday, November 4. The Seattle Department of Transportation will be installing bus kiosks and ORCA card readers at the RapidRide stop on Columbia Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. Construction is expected to take 2 weeks. Click here… (keep reading)

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October 21st, 2013

Important Account Verification Notice

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS: In order to ensure the integrity of Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union’s member accounts, the Supervisory Committee of SMCU has enlisted the services of Turner, Warren, Hwang & Conrad (TWHC), Certified Public Accountants and Consultants to perform a verification of SMCU accounts. The verification will be as of September 30, 2013.… (keep reading)

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October 21st, 2013

Save Some for a Rainy Day: Creating the Perfect Emergency Fund

No one wants to think about needing to dip into a source of emergency cash, but it’s important to understand that you might need one, and to plan accordingly. Whether it’s a health emergency, loss of employment or other unexpected misfortune, a financial crisis can happen to anyone and if it does, you’ll be glad… (keep reading)

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October 15th, 2013

Now Accepting Nominations for our 2014 Feel Good Checking Partners!

SMCU was founded on Seven Principles, one of which is giving back to the communities we serve. One way we give back is through Feel Good Checking™. For every Feel Good Checking account opened, we donate $20 to one of our seven non-profit community partners, who are chosen each year by SMCU and members of… (keep reading)

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October 14th, 2013

SMCU Day of Service

To demonstrate Cooperative Principle #7 (giving back to the community) and celebrate Co-op Month, SMCU employees spent Columbus Day volunteering at nine local non-profit organizations, including Mary’s Place, Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Full Life Care, and Food Lifeline. Shown is SMCU CEO, Richard Romero, and a Food Lifeline employee presenting our team with a certificate for… (keep reading)

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October 7th, 2013

Government Shutdown Emergency Loans for SMCU Members

Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union was founded by employees of the City of Seattle. As such, we are concerned about the effects of the government shutdown on the men and women who work in public service. To help these dedicated people navigate this trying time with as little negative impact to their financial situations as possible,… (keep reading)