Opinion: SeaComm joins Credit Unions around the World in Celebration
To the Editor:
October 21st is International Credit Union Day. The theme this year is pertinent to us as it is what our mission has been all about since the very beginning – Building Financial Health for a Brighter Tomorrow.This one day affords us an opportunity to be thankful to our movement and a celebration of the platinum-lined differences and impacts SeaComm and other financial cooperatives have made and continues to make for our members and the communities in which we do business.
All credit unions share a common goal to offer access to affordable financial services to their members and provide even the most financially disadvantaged, the tools and the opportunities to be financially self-sufficient. Making life choices and dreams a reality is the credit union difference that makes a real impact in our world.
Exceptional member service and democratic control are just some of the many benefits of being a credit union or cooperative member. That’s as true at SeaComm as it is in other cooperatively-owned financial institutions from Australia to Zimbabwe. Credit unions and other financial cooperatives are founded on community service, a principle that has set them apart for more than 160 years.
At SeaComm, it all started with a tool box (which is iconic for us today and can be seen in the lobbies of all our branches), $50 and a shared vision of then ten Chevrolet Foundry workers, who each wanted to improve the financial lives of not only themselves, but those they worked with. That vision is no less important today than it was back on June 6, 1963.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, management and our entire staff, we look forward to carrying on this rich history and continuing the journey that was started by those ten men of People Helping People attain their dreams.
Happy International Credit Union Day!
Scott A. Wilson, President,
Chief Executive Officer