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Meet the Moeckels – Members for 64 Years!

(Header image: Left – Myrtle and Bley Eichler. Right – Forrest and Peggy Moeckel) This year marks the credit union’s 80th anniversary. From our humble formation in 1936 as Brentwood Mutual Credit Union, with $150 in capital, to our celebration of reaching $150,000,000 in 2012, we’ve been committed to the

Louise McCarren Herring, The Mother of Credit Unions

You might imagine that the early pioneers of the credit union movement were a bunch of middle-aged men in business suits. But what if we told you that one of the youngest standouts among them was a 23 year old woman fresh out of college looking to make a difference. Her

International Credit Union Day: A Brief History

This is the story of an idea. A simple idea: that people could pool their money and make loans to each other. It’s the credit union idea, and it evolved from the cooperative activities of early 19th century Europe. The first of these cooperatives was an 1844 marketing cooperative organized

The IBEW Connection: Strength in Unity

IBEW Local #1 was founded to secure the best possible negotiated wages, benefits packages and conditions for their members. Since credit unions were created on the basic principal of, “People Helping People,” it seemed like an obvious next step by Local #1 founders to help members keep more of their