From the CEO...Mike Tucker
Why I love Credit Unions!
When I graduated from college and was ready to begin a career, I knew absolutely nothing about credit unions. I did not know what they did or why I would have interest in being a member. At the time, what I did know was that I was newly engaged to be married and I felt in all fairness to my wife to be that I should be gainfully employed. I also felt that I needed to be employed before she had any real time to question why she said yes in the first place.
After some searching I learned that a job was open as a consultant for the WV Credit Union League. Sounded perfect since they say that "those that can do and those that can't consult". I got the job despite my lack of real understanding of what I was going to be doing. I also found out quickly that I needed a reliable vehicle to do my job. I applied for my very first loan (many more to come) and the manager at WV League Central CU approved that loan despite me having no real credit history. She trusted me as a person and gave me that must needed boost to get my life started. I fell in love with my credit union and the credit union philosophy that very day! 34 years later, I can still say that taking that job, which I was so unqualified for, was one of the best decisions that I ever made.
Here are a few additional reasons why I love credit unions:
- I am an owner! All members are regardless of how much money we may have or how long we may have been a member!
- I am treated as a very important person! I am given access to the best accounts and paid the best dividends on my savings, charged the lowest rates on loans and experience almost no fees!
- Things that are important to me are important to my credit union! Credit unions are not required to be involved in their communities. They do so because they care!
- My credit union wants me to be successful and provides me with educational tools and opportunities to assure that I make the most of my life!
I could share many other reasons but these four covers a lot of what makes credit unions special.
At times all we can ask for is an opportunity. WV Central strives to do just that by helping our members to get ahead, to own that new car, to buy that home, to send a child to college. We are here to help - to make a difference.
If you would like to share what makes your credit union special to you please do so by sending your thoughts to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear your thoughts and with your permission we might share them.
Please tell your friends and families about the credit union difference. Some things are just too good to be kept secret!