View Points Newsletter Article | Summer 2016

A Note from Brooke

A Note from Brooke

Recently, at this year’s annual meeting, we took at detailed look at the credit union’s growth and recapped what was being done overall to continually improve St. Helens Community Credit Union. Here’s what was covered.

To start, asset growth went from $178-million to $189.5-million. That’s some impressive growth. But even better, we remained well capitalized, showing a strong return to profitability with $1,136,099 in net income. Additionally, we remained focused on safety and soundness and actively managed within the economic and interest rate environment. That meant proactivity managing the credit union’s balance sheet, adding new software tools for employees so they can do their job better and faster, as well as adding new online web features and enhancements that add value for members.

Giving Back
Donating nearly $30,000 to schools and local non-profit organizations was a big deal for everyone at St. Helens Community. It always feels good to give back. Although, our team did more than just raise money, they donated time, energy, and gave from their heart. That included building and donating nine bicycles to CASA for Kids, building and filling 10 wagons full of toys for Toy & Joy, delivering 700 hand sanitizers to teachers on Teacher Appreciation Day, and serving meals to seniors.

By sponsoring FBLA students as they attend the national competition, supporting 16 local youth team sports, and sponsoring 32 community events, we continued to give back throughout the year. We even found the time to award $3,000 in college scholarships, and taught financial education classes to kids throughout local schools.

Energized Employees
Internally, there’s a lot going on at St. Helens Community. One of the highlights for employees is summer Tuesday dress up days, including Crazy Sock Day, Adventure Day, Western Day, Animal Print Day, and more. Be sure to stop by on any given Tuesday and experience the fun for yourself.

Looking Ahead
As St. Helens Community continues to add new loans and new value, we will continue to attract new members from all over the community. Already, we have heard from many of those new members, as well as current members, though our engagement surveys. I’d like to personally thank those members for their honest feedback. Right now, we’re reviewing the results of those surveys to find new and innovative ways to serve you throughout 2016 and beyond – helping you achieve your personal, business, and long-term financial goals and dreams.