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Take a look at our 2019 Annual Report to learn more about us and our accomplishments for the year. Hear from our CEO, Management Team and the Oregonians Credit Union Board of Directors.
Each year we come together to raise awareness about what it means to have a credit union as your financial partner. On October 15, 2020 we celebrated International Credit Union day. Any member who came in received a small member appreciation gift and we shared with them our gratitude for choosing us as their financial partner. ICU Day is an opportunity for credit unions around the world to celebrate the spirit of the global credit union movement and the mission of people helping people.
This year's global health crisis has been trying for many communities around the world, but credit unions stayed true to their cooperative principles and stepped up during this time of economic uncertainty. This year's ICU day theme, "Inspiring hope for a global community", reflects how credit unions contribute to a brighter future by providing financial empowerment to people all over the world through financial services, education and support. Watch the ICU day video below!
Oregonians Credit Union has pledged to match donations up to $15,000 made to their American Red Cross Cascades Region fundraiser for Oregon wildfire disaster relief. Oregonians launched their fundraiser in the afternoon of Tuesday, September 15th in their seven branches and on a GoFundMe Charity page. They offered three jeans days in the month of September for staff members who made donations to the fundraiser. They anticipated running the fundraiser through the end of September offering to match $15,000 in donations, but to donate a full $15,000 regardless of whether they raised this amount. The fundraiser was announced on their website, social media pages, and through an email that went out to their membership that evening.
The response was overwhelming. Within 22 hours, they raised $7,367 and with Oregonians’ match, that’s $14,724 raised to help Oregon wildfire victims.
Like many others, Oregonians’ staff were looking for ways to help and provide support to wildfire victims. The Clackamas County wildfires hit very close to home for the credit union; two of their branches are located in Clackamas County and one of them temporarily closed due to wildfire evacuation notices. “Many of us were looking for ways to help but couldn’t find where to donate or lend a helping hand. The overwhelming response we’ve received at the launch of this fundraiser proves that we have awesome members who want to help, and that people care about their communities and the people within them. Other companies and institutions are making helpful and much-needed donations, but we know we’re stronger when we work with our members and this is just another example” says Oregonians CEO, Sam Launius.
Why did Oregonians choose to support American Red Cross Cascades Region? Oregonians Marketing Director, Meaghan Morency said “American Red Cross Cascades Region is in the middle of the aftermath supporting people who have been displaced by wildfires. They’re providing real help in the form of shelter, food and comfort during this time of uncertainty. We trust they know where help is needed most and they’ll use our members’ donations accordingly. It was equally appreciated that Red Cross offers our staff a means to volunteer and lend a helping hand at their local wildfire shelter.” By the close of the fundraiser on September 30th, over $42,000 was donated to the American Red Cross.
Oregonians Credit Union was featured in the December issue of Kiplinger News. The article discusses how Oregonians takes a different approach to member relationships by focusing on financial guidance rather than sales.
Since 2014, Oregonians Frozen A$$ets has supported Special Olympics Oregon Polar Plunge. Our employees raise money and many volunteer to take the plunge into the freezing Columbia River. For the 2020 Plunge, our CEO was a Super Plunger (he plunged 25 times!) all because we exceeded our $8,000 fundraising goal and raised a total of $8,430 for Special Olympics Oregon. Learn more and watch the video here.
Thanks to all of our members, staff, family and friends who helped us make this year's fundraiser a success.
In the month of September 2019, we collected monetary donations and teddy bears to be donated to the NW Trauma Intervention Program following Gresham's annual Teddy Bear Parade. TIP gives first responders teddy bears to give out to children in traumatic situations.
Miracle Jeans Day
Every year in September, we participate in Miracle Jeans Day, a fundraiser where employees wear jeans to work on a specific day in exchange for donating $5 to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. To amplify our contributions we decided to have jeans days every Friday throughout the month.
By the end of the month we raised a total of $2,548.86 for Doernbecher Children's Hospital! We are so thankful to everyone who helped us with our fundraising efforts.