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.

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October 15th, 2012

Checking for Change: Nominations

Here at SMCU, giving back to the community we serve is more than just a goal; we make it a priority. 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… (keep reading)


February 13th, 2012

Vote for your 2012 Board of Directors

Updated 2.13.2012: Click here to access the online ballot. You will need your voting credentials to log in. 2 Minutes to Support 7 Principles Exercise your voice by voting in SMCU’s 79th Annual Volunteer Board and Supervisory Committee Elections this February 13th through March 10th. As a member of SMCU, you have the ability to… (keep reading)


January 20th, 2012

Is There a Difference? SMCU Members Think So.

SMCU takes a great deal of pride in being a business where people can get the banking services they need without the headache and greed that comes with having an account at a big national bank. As a member-owned financial cooperative, SMCU strives to ensure that our members get the best deal available on financial… (keep reading)


January 13th, 2012

Annual Meeting 3.29

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)


October 19th, 2011

Join SMCU’s 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. Board of… (keep reading)

Co-opalooza Sunday October 16

October 7th, 2011

Co-opalooza: A Celebration of Community and Co-ops

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)


May 4th, 2011

2011 Volunteer Election Results

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)