Rogue Essay Contest Winners

To celebrate International Credit Union (ICU) day, we hosted an Essay contest for our membership with the prompting questions of; ‘Why do you love your Credit Union?’ and/or ‘How has Rogue helped to make your dreams come true?’

With an impressive amount of participation and many fantastic essay submissions, it was not easy to name our top 3 – a special thanks to all who shared their stories with us!

We are thrilled to share with you the top three ICU Day essay contestants:

1st Place

Jessie from Gold Beach Branch

My husband and I have always wanted to live on a farm, with chickens, an orchard, and a barn. About two years ago, we found the perfect remote acreage in Langlois, Oregon. Being first-time home buyers, we had numerous questions, but the employees at RCU walked us through every step of the process. Once our farmhouse was built, we got our mortgage loan through RCU — with unbelievably low interest rates. We now have chickens and an orchard, but we're still working on the barn. Thanks to RCU, we've nearly accomplished our dream while still in our 20s.

2nd Place

Brennan from North Medford Branch

As a millennial and Rogue Valley resident, I have learned to love and appreciate Rogue Credit Union for the caring it demonstrates to people of all ages, languages, and financial backgrounds through its banking services and community service fundraising events. Rogue Credit Union is the bank my whole family trusts. RCU appeals to my young techy side with their mobile phone application depositing and for members like my 91-year-old grandfather, offers the same ease of use and transparency that has made RCU his trusted bank for over forty years. Thanks for caring for the communities and members you serve, RCU!

3rd Place

Donnie from Ashland Branch

Businesses that put purpose ahead of profit are a future we can bank on. That’s why I love Rogue Credit Union. In an era where money constantly drains into the pockets of just a few, RCU keeps money circulating through our local economy - because we are the owners! This not-for-profit business provides security for so many households, businesses and charities. And the focus on purpose translates into exceptional member service as well as member engagement that’s genuine, not forced. I’m proud to be part of something showing how business can truly be a force for good.

Here at Rogue Credit Union we believe in People Helping People. If there is any way that we can better help to make your financial dreams come true, please do not hesitate to call 800.856.7328 or stop by any of our local branches!