Dear Fellow Members,
Over 75 years ago, our credit union was created with the sole purpose to serve our members. As a financial cooperative, we
are owned and controlled by the members we serve. It is the only reason we exist, and we work tirelessly to fulfill that purpose.
In 2017, our commitment to you and the communities we serve, directed our path to success. Once again, we awarded more
scholarships and internships than ever before. We continued to set industry standards by our dedication to providing a living
wage for ALL our employees, while simultaneously positioning us to attract and retain the best partners (employees) possible.
It is these partners who propelled the credit union to reach record success, with earnings over $3 Million. As you already know,
however, it is not just about the numbers. Our mission centers around our members and their stories. Our record earnings in
2017 were complemented by a record-breaking year of givebacks. Last year, we donated over $150,000 to more than seventy
organizations and returned over $750,000 in rewards and cash back to both our members and the communities in which we
live and work.
Other highlights of 2017 include the opening of the new, expanded branch in the Martin’s Supermarket located on the corner
of Mayflower Road and Western Avenue. This move has allowed us to continue our outreach to the Westside South Bend
Community, while expanding our outreach to the Hispanic community and other neighborhood groups.
What matters most to us is that we keep our organizational hearts and minds open to doing good and being fair wherever and
whenever we can. We are very blessed to have loyal members like each of you, who make all this possible.
As always, if you have any questions, suggestions, comments or complaints, please do not hesitate to contact me at
[email protected](link sends e-mail).
Thanks again for being part of our credit union family!
Thomas J. Gryp, President/CEO
Class of ‘79