Report of George Dunkel: Board of Directors Chair
As Board Chair, I am proud to report that 2017 was a successful year for your Credit Union. We have maintained growth in assets and have continued to meet exceptional operational and fiduciary standards.
Your nine-member, volunteer Board of Directors meets with management regularly throughout the year to monitor, measure, and evaluate the strategic decisions that shape the Credit Union. Together, the goals we design are progressive, and we aim to provide you with the superior products and services you deserve.
We recognize that the individuals in our communities and beyond have many options when it comes to where to invest their money and where to invest their trust, and it is an honor to welcome 2,144 new members in 2017. These are 2,144 individuals who have recognized the outstanding service that we have offered for more than five decades.
2017 also marks our 50th anniversary and all year we celebrated by giving back. The installation of an Interactive Teller Machine at our Clatskanie location, sponsorship of the St. Helens Stage, and strong community support have all been vital in securing 2017 as a year to remember for Wauna Credit Union.
You share in these outstanding accomplishments because of the men and women you have elected to represent you on the Board. As leaders of your Credit Union, the Board of Directors continually strive to anticipate your future financial needs by analyzing trends in areas such as economics, demographics, security, and technology. I would like to thank and commend my fellow board members and supervisory committee members for their time, passion, and dedication to the Credit Union and its growing membership. And of course, I’d like to thank our caring and committed staff, who have truly brought the Credit Union to new heights.
We know you have a choice when it comes to your financial services partner. Our priority is to earn your loyalty and trust, ensure your assets are secure, and provide you with superior service and competitive rates. So, on behalf of everyone who serves you, I’d like to thank you for choosing Wauna Credit Union.