Submitted by Gene Pelham on Tue, 12/01/2015 - 00:00
It is the time of year where we each take stock of what we are thankful for, and excitedly look forward to all that the new year will bring. This is the time of year that I take the time to reflect on your credit union's performance over the last year. I methodically review our past results and look to the future for our credit union. I just presented our 2016 Strategic Business Plan to our Board of Directors and had an opportunity to celebrate with our Board the great results your credit union has experienced over the last couple of years. As I started to add up how well your credit union is doing I almost had to pinch myself as I counted up all the ways that you, our members, have demonstrated support for your local credit union. Please let me share on behalf of each volunteer and staff member our sincere appreciation for your continued trust and loyalty of Rogue Credit Union.
Submitted by Gene Pelham on Sun, 11/01/2015 - 00:00
Did you know that Rogue Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative? You may even be wondering “what exactly is a cooperative?” A cooperative is an organization owned and operated by a group of people working together toward a common goal. It’s astonishing what like-minded people can accomplish when we pull our resources and work together! As a not-for-profit cooperative, we believe and operate according to the 7 cooperative principles. Cooperative principle number 7 is about concern for the community and states, “While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of communities through policies and programs accepted by the members.” As a not-for-profit cooperative, we are able to focus on what benefits our members and our community, not just the bottom line. We are honored to be able to give back to our members and provide our communities the support they need in order to do amazing things!
Submitted by Gene Pelham on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 09:12
At Rogue Credit Union, we believe in the importance of doing the right thing for the member. At times you may have questioned why we have changed processes or required documentation for different products and services. Our teams at Rogue work hard to simplify processes that are required while still staying in regulatory compliance. Sometimes, when new regulations are developed they have unintended consequences that impact the credit union and ultimately you, our member.
Submitted by Gene Pelham on Wed, 09/09/2015 - 00:00
At Rogue Credit Union, we believe in the importance of doing the right thing for the member. At times, you may have questioned why we have changed processes or required documentation for different products and services. Our teams at Rogue work hard to simplify processes that are required while still staying in regulatory compliance. Sometimes, when new regulations are developed they have unintended consequences that impact the credit union and ultimately you, our member.
Submitted by Gene Pelham on Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:00
One of Rogue Credit Union’s little known community outreach efforts is our high school student branch program. This program takes us back to our roots, as Rogue began as a Teacher’s Credit Union in 1956. In 1993, Rogue opened the first student branch in the State of Oregon at South Medford High School. The program started innocently as a senior project for Jason Lukaszewicz. Jason was a special talent in 1993 and today he serves as the Partner in Charge of the Medford office Moss Adams LLP, a well-respected national accounting firm.
Submitted by Gene Pelham on Sat, 08/01/2015 - 00:00
I am so proud to be the CEO of a financial organization that is truly able to make our members our top priority! Credit Unions are cooperatives and are devoted to the idea of people helping people. As a credit union, Rogue is a not-for-profit cooperative organization, meaning that we get to give back to our members in the forms of better rates, lower fees and sometimes even no fees for certain products and services, rather than focusing on making profits for shareholders.
Submitted by Gene Pelham on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 00:00
I am always amazed at how quickly times change and technology advances, especially in the financial world. We’ve come so far from those paper-laden, time-consuming days and truly improved our efficiencies along the way. New issues have been brought to light and resolved, only to repeat the cycle as time marches on. Some of the biggest buzz lately has been around the mobile wallet; taking our long-time trusted cash and coins and replacing them with a digital representation, or in other words… a Mobile Wallet.