UPDATED 3.7.2012: As owners of your financial co-op, it is your right to be informed about and participate in decisions related to SMCU’s operation. This annual meeting is an opportunity to let your voice be heard and exercise your rights as a member. Admission is free. 6p – 7:30p | Thursday, March 29th | SMCU’s… (keep reading)
principle #2 (voice)
Members should call the shots. Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union is a democratically run organization, controlled by our members. Our Board of directors is composed of volunteers from our membership, and each representative is democratically elected by our members.
Members of Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union will tell you that we are a different kind of financial institution. We are a financial co-op, and being a co-op means doing right by our members. Being a co-op means that we do business according to a set of time-tested principles, none of which is focusing on maximizing… (keep reading)
Between February 14 and March 11, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union members participated in the 78th Annual Volunteer Elections. Being able to elect their Board representatives without respect to the volume of deposits or loans they hold in the credit union is an important difference between cooperatives of all types, including credit unions, and traditional for-profit… (keep reading)
There have been a lot of requests to take the popular Design Your Own Card feature and make it available for debit cards too, so why haven’t we? The answer is that it is a service that is not currently supported by our debit card processor. They have told us that the program is “still in… (keep reading)