Volunteer efforts helps aid local nonprofit group.
NW Priority donates Santa-sized haul of toys and bikes; Kitsap Chapter celebrates emergency room doctors and nurses; Gesa supports culinary center in providing meals for homeless teens; Mid Oregon rolls out the dough for the holidays; and Christmas dinner is on the house, thanks to Wauna.
The credit union’s branch in Port Orchard, Washington was honored by the local Chamber as Business of the Year for its community impact. CEO Morrell says it’s a fitting tribute to the credit union’s 80th anniversary.
Kitsap Credit Union’s Cathy Brorson, who created “Life on the Edge” as a Development Educator project to engage her community in the fight against poverty, reports back on the results of “Life on the Edge 2.” The ripple effect, she says, could be unending.
It started as Cathy Brorson’s Development Educator project, but “Life on the Edge” has become a rallying point in Kitsap County for the fight against poverty. Next week’s gathering will focus on identifying priorities and creating the kinds of programs that can sustain change.
The Kitsap County Chapter of Credit Unions is hosting a golf tournament to raise money for Credit Unions for Kids. Recognizing that Bremerton, Washington is a long trek for some, the chapter has arranged a block of hotel rooms and additional golf opportunities for the following day.
Three Kitsap County credit unions are collaborating for the second public event this year designed to help members cope with economic concerns. The next event, scheduled for Wednesday, will offer money management workshops.
A trio of Washington credit unions will again partner with community agencies and the Northwest Credit Union Foundation to help Kitsap area residents deal with the financial impact of government budget cuts. The last event the credit unions sponsored in March drew a crowd of more than 250 people.
Scott Prior, President/CEO of Connection Credit Union, is one of four credit union leaders in the nation nominated for the Credit Union Hero of the Year award. Online voting is open through May 17th.
Peninsula Community Federal, Connection, and Kitsap Credit Unions brought local legislators and non-profit organizations together with the credit union community to offer help—and hope—to members impacted by sequestration.
Connection, Kitsap and Peninsula Community Federal Credit Unions are partnering with politicians and community organizations to proactively provide members with the resources and support needed to bridge any financial gaps or challenges resulting from sequestration.
Fifty high school students in Washington are now better prepared for financial responsibility thanks to the efforts of credit union volunteers at last week’s Reality Fair in Olympia. The students were joined in the hands-on exercise by a credit union CEO and a Washington State legislator.
Two membership votes affirming the decisions of the Boards of two Washington credit unions will increase by two the number of $1 billion-plus credit unions based in the state.
Quimper Credit Union members may soon get a chance to vote on the creation of a nearly $1 billion financial cooperative as its board of directors seek a merger with Kitsap Credit Union.
Two local credit union CEOs met with Derek Kilmer, Democratic candidate to represent Washington’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, and presented him with a $5,000 contribution from CULAC on Friday.
Kitsap Credit Union’s Cathy Brorson hosted a day-long event on Tuesday to step up the fight against poverty in Kitsap County, bringing together key players from all sectors, including education, social service, credit unions, law enforcement, government and more.
True to the “People Helping People” philosophy, Kitsap Credit Union’s Cathy Brorson is working to illuminate the true challenges associated with poverty-based decision-making and to engage community leaders from all sectors in finding solutions.