The P.A.

A weekly address from Patrick Adams,
President of St. Louis Community Credit Union

Talk Of Payday Lending Legislation Heating Up

On July 26th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

Do you know what’s hot – besides you, me and everyone else who hasn’t had the good sense to move to colder climates?  Payday Lending – and its less than considerate stance for folks who struggle.  The discussion and the prospects of legislating Payday Lending is heating up like a July afternoon.  Let’s just say that these purveyors of expensive APRs are back on the front burner.


SLCCU Had Much In Common With ‘The Boss’

On July 19th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

As you probably know, George Steinbrenner died recently.  I respected and admired George Steinbrenner, aka “The Boss.”  I liked his style.  He was a little quirky, but passionate and focused.  He was about winning.  He once said something along the lines of “next to breathing, winning is the most important thing in my life.”  While probably a slight exaggeration, isn’t that the attitude you want from your favorite sports team’s owner?


Some Important Dates To Remember

On July 12th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

Here’s some stuff you should probably stick in your memory bank.  Whether it’s online, in a calendar book, a note stuck on the refrigerator, or a string tied around your finger, make sure the following few dates don’t get past you.  They’re important.


Information Is Not Necessarily Knowledge

On July 6th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

True enough, we live in an information world.  There is information overload found in every aspect of our day.  My gosh…there are electric toothbrushes with multiple settings for the most daring of personalities.  And kitchen utensils stop just short of being able to fly.  I mean, really, how many settings do we need on a blender?  I say we need one: blend.  All the other settings are nothing more than information exhaustion.  The average person can’t tell the difference between blend and liquefy.  C’mon folks, all you want is for the three things you stick in the blender to get mixed up to create one of something.  That’s it.  After that, you’re just messing around with the buttons.