State Employees’ Credit Union reaches out to Volunteers through Raleigh “Meet and Greet” event.
Leigh Brady, Senior Vice President
Education Services, SECU
919-807-8344, fax: 919-807-8348
Raleigh, NC, May 5 – State Employees’ Credit Union recently held a “Volunteer Meet and Greet” event for the Credit Union’s Advisory Board and Loan Review Committee members serving in Raleigh and the surrounding area. Hosted by SECU’s Board of Directors, over 200 volunteers gathered at the Raleigh Convention Center to learn about the Credit Union’s commitment of providing new opportunities to assist members with their financial needs. An afternoon educational session included topics covering new SECU products and enhancements to existing products, the Credit Union’s assistance for members experiencing job loss, and member-funded community projects through the SECU Foundation. A reception and dinner followed the educational session.
Jim Barber, SECU’s Board of Directors Chair, welcomed attendees to the event and acknowledged the integral role each volunteer has in making SECU a successful cooperative. He followed with an update on SECU’s financial status. “You’ll be pleased to know that State Employees’ Credit Union remains in strong financial condition. Assets, deposits, capital and even loans grew within the past year, even as members continue to borrow less in these challenging economic times. Members are realizing the tremendous value of their Credit Union and its dedication to developing consumer-friendly, cost-effective services,” noted Mr. Barber.
Since 2003, “Meet and Greet” events have been held as an educational forum for SECU volunteers to network and meet members of the Credit Union’s Board of Directors and staff. Over 3,000 volunteers serve on local Advisory Boards at SECU’s 237 statewide locations or on regional Loan Review Committees. These volunteers play an essential role in serving as a ‘voice’ for over 1.6 million members to communicate member ideas, address issues, and offer recommendations of products and services to the Board of Directors.
SECU Cleveland Community Branch Advisory Board member, Brian Rose commented,
“I really enjoyed the Meet and Greet event at the Raleigh Convention Center. It was nice to be able to meet Board members from other branches, and also to see what our Credit
Union is doing for the community. It is good to know that SECU listens to members’ questions, comments, and concerns. As an Advisory Board member, I can see that the Credit Union does care.”
Fellow Advisory Board member, Shannon Wilmot added, “Thanks to the folks at SECU for putting on a tremendous meeting. I was very impressed with the speakers and it was good to hear how well this whole organization is being run, and how we are always trying to find new ways to help members. I’m proud to be associated with the Credit Union, both as a member for 22 years and as an Advisory Board member.”
SECU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members. SECU has been providing the employees of the State of North Carolina and their families with consumer financial services for over 70 years. Currently serving more than 1.6 million members, SECU provides services through 237 branch offices, nearly 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 Contact Centers and a website – www.ncsecu.org.