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3/27 – 4/29 Tulip Festival - See 40 acres of tulips and daffodils in bloom, visit the gift shop & café, and check the weekend events schedule for Tulip Fest at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn. Children age 12 and younger are free. Details

4/16-21 Soul'd Out Music Festival Portland - The homegrown festival of funk, R&B, jazz, soul, and hip-hop turns 10, with highlights with shows every day through April 21. Details

4/20 Earth Day Fair & Parade @ Bend, OR Environmental Center - a colorful celebration of the natural world and our vibrant community. Live music, local food, and family-friendly activities in downtown Bend. Details

4/20 5k Fun Run Earth Day Brewfest, Stickmen Tualatin - Celebrate earth day with a 5k fun run and brew fest, featuring some of Oregon's best breweries! Hosted at Stickmen Brewing in Tualatin, this day will be a fun-filled way to Get Active and give back to our planet. Details

4/20 Easter in the Pearl District - Families follow a map to collect free treats in shops, do art projects, win prizes, and hear music in Jamison Square at Hippity Hop Bunny Hop Through the Pearl. Details

4/20 Hard Cider Festival - Try samples from 20 cideries at Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest, which includes art & food vendors, a kids' area, and local music in Hood River. No pets.

4/20 – 21 Hardy Plant Sale - Shop for new and time-tested plants as well as garden art at Hortlandia, a plant and art sale run by Hardy Plant Society of Oregon (HPSO) at Portland Expo Center. Details

4/20-5/12 Tanlie: The Royal Trickster Show @ NW Children's Theater - The Girl Prince and The Jungle Book brings you the story of Tenali, royal minister and irrepressible trickster for ages 5+. Details

4/21 Easter Brunch Cruise @Portland Spirit - River cruises boarding from Salmon Street Springs Fountain. Details

Oregonians Credit Union does not promote or endorse any of these events, vendors and/or their products.

Holiday Closures:  

  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 27th
  • Independence Day - Thursday, July 4th

Upcoming Credit Union Events:

Annual Meeting - 5/15/19 6 pm, Milwaukie branch


Mobile Deposit Endorsement Requirement

Mobile EndorsementEffective July 1, 2018, all mobile check deposits will be required to have a restrictive endorsement. You are required to include all of the following in your endorsement:

  • Your signature
  • The words "For Mobile Deposit Only"
  • Oregonians Credit Union
  • Your account number

The endorsement restriction is being implemented by financial institutions due to a change in regulations. This regulation update was made in order to limit the instances of duplicate check presentments involving mobile deposit.

Before making your mobile check deposit, be sure that your endorsement is complete. If your endorsement does not follow the example, your deposit will be rejected you will receive a rejection email.

CEO Transition Announcement

After 37 years with OCU Chuck Garner, CEO retired on May 1st. Sam Launius has been named the new CEO.

CEO Transition

When Oregonians Credit Union was formed in 2005, the 3 CEOs of the merged credit unions were retained by the OCU Board.  The plan was to have an enviable management succession plan covering the future.

The first CEO after the merger was Mike Cline who was the CEO of the former Oregon Central Credit Union. Chuck Garner, the CEO of the former Oregonian Federal Credit Union succeeded Mike in early 2008.  Chuck had served as the CEO of Oregonian FCU since 1981.  Prior experience included two other credit unions and he served as a branch manager for a national consumer finance company for almost 7 years before joining credit unions.  Chuck’s total years in consumer finance was just shy of 45 years!

Before the formation of OCU, Sam Launius was the CEO of the former Mountain View Federal Credit Union, a position he held for more than 12 years. Since the merger over 12 years ago Sam has served as VP of Operations where he was instrumental in helping to make the merger a success, and since 2008, the position of EVP.  He has accumulated over 30 years in financial service positions.

Chuck Garner summed up Sam’s career: “Sam is well positioned to be Oregonians’ CEO.  He has served in many capacities during his career both here at OCU and in past positions.  He is well aware of OCU’s Board plans and goals for serving the membership, volunteers and staff and the issues that face the industry, and has proven he is capable to take the next step.”

We thank Chuck for his leadership over the years and wish him the best in retirement!