Friday, November 6, 2015

New Look, Same Great Credit Union

St. Cloud Federal Credit Union was founded in 1930 by St. Cloud postal employees, with the first department inside a post office. Over the years, St. Cloud Federal Credit Union has grown in members and services, but our purpose has stayed the same: “We exist for people, not for profit”.

In late September, we unveiled our new modern, streamlined logo. It features an intertwined ‘S’ and ‘C’ over a diamond in two solid versions — black and burgundy. The new and personalized look is more representative of the character and culture of a credit union’s value, and the logo has been received positively by the community.

“The challenge- and much of the fun- of writing an established future history lies in incorporating new knowledge while remaining true to what has gone before. Expanding and enriching, not contradicting.” - Edward M. Lerner

Despite the new look, St. Cloud Federal Credit Union will continue to be a premier financial institution of choice by making a meaningful difference in people’s lives. We will always advocate for people through a member-focused culture, an enthusiastic employee environment, and purposeful action within our community.

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”- Abraham Lincoln”

Be on the lookout for our new St. Cloud Federal Credit Union logo. Together, our future will be amazing!

Bank on a Meaningful Difference: A Commitment to Community

On October 12th, St. Cloud Federal Credit Union participated in the first annual Community Day, a day in which St. Cloud Federal Credit Union employees volunteered their time to make a substantial and meaningful difference in the lives of the St. Cloud area community.

Looking for a project to make an impact, we reached out to St. Cloud Federal Credit Union members on how we could leverage over 50 employees’ volunteer time. St. Cloud Federal Credit Union Member, Pastor Carol Jean, responded that Place of Hope Ministries had a need.

“When we heard that Place of Hope needed to update their second floor wing for women and children, we knew it would be a great match for our Community Day,” stated Jed A. Meyer, President and CEO of St. Cloud Federal Credit Union.

Place of Hope Ministries is a St. Cloud organization that has provided assistance, care, and shelter to the homeless population of the city for generations. They provide over 7,000 meals per month, as well as housing and shelter services to nearly 100 people each night. Place of Hope also covers services from counseling, ministry, and outreach service, and even provides an Expressions of Hope Thrift and Distribution Center.

Donning shirts emblazoned with the message of, “Bank on a Meaningful Difference,” St. Cloud Federal Credit Union volunteers were able to redesign and refresh the second wing at Place of Hope, a space designated for women and children in need. Volunteers focused on repainting gathering spaces, bathrooms, and hallways.

In addition to volunteering time and energy, the St. Cloud Federal Credit Union also donated $500 and provided lunch for the community at Place of Hope.

With service and community as core values for St. Cloud Federal Credit Union, we will continue to look for volunteering and giving opportunities. Where do you think we should volunteer next?