Mixed message from Credit Union

Financial success more important than building relationships

Dear editor,

Re: The closing of credit unions

The Coastal Community Credit Union, of which I am a member, states that our vision is to be leaders in building relationships that improve financial health, enrich people’s lives and build healthier communities.

Our purposes include being leaders in building strong relationships by being more helpful and caring and improving financial health; in creating an environment where we say great things, do great things, and where we want to stay; and  in making a visible and meaningful difference in building healthier communities. Our communities are our home.

It appears though, that all that really matters is the organization’s financial success.

It is written somewhere that, “If one member suffers, all suffer together.” Yes, if we constrict circulation to our geographic extremities these wee places will feel like they have been frost-bitten. Frost-bite puts the whole organism, the whole Coastal Community, into agony (the reduction in ferry service began the squeeze).

Bob Stiven



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