The P.A.

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

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.

August 2nd is the date the credit union changes hours to better serve you.  By shortening the hours of operation by a few minutes at both the beginning and end of the day, we will effectively increase the number of staff during the busier times of the day.  There’s more to it than that.  Training will be better, phone service will improve, and teller windows will be better staffed during the opening rush and lunch hour.  By changing hours, we also afford the many mothers and fathers with children in daycare (that we employ) the opportunity to pick their children up earlier without the pressure of the 6:00 p.m. “get your kids or pay dearly” deadline.  Family is important, and we want to help when we can.

August 15th is the last date for you to “opt-in” to receive overdraft protection on your checking account.  Yeah, I know there are those who believe that they will never use it so why sign-up?  Well, I never plan on using my AAA Roadside Service, but I pay $100 every year in order that my wife and I have the peace of mind that should something happen, we are covered.  It’s a great service.  “Opt-in” is even better…you don’t pay anything until you find yourself in the embarrassing situation of having written a check that won’t clear.  Why not “opt-in?”

August 18th is my birthday.  No cards or gifts are necessary.  Just drop me in your prayers.

August 9, 10, 11 is a key three-game series between the Cardinals and Reds.  In case you haven’t been paying attention, the Reds are good this year even without Pete Rose, Joe Morgan and Tony Perez.  The Cardinals will need at least a couple of wins on this crucial road trip to be successful in the stretch run for the pennant.  The Cubs are lowly again and, as a result, there is a new rivalry.  Give ‘em some love.

Mark your calendar.  Sometime around the last week of August is getting pretty close to “back to school.”  Drive carefully and keep a keen eye out for the little ones making their way along the streets.  The amount of traffic increases, which usually teams with a proportionate decrease in patience and tolerance.

The following is a Public Service Announcement.  As schools open, be kind, considerate and allow a little extra time to get from point to point.  Try and get out the door five minutes earlier and slow down.  Remember, the difference in going 20 miles per hour and 30 miles per hour is about ½ mile every three minutes.  So by my calculation, if you’re five miles from your destination and there is a school zone between here and there, by slowing down 10 mph you’ll arrive a whopping five minutes later.

September 6 is Labor Day.  This day signifies the end of summer and the beginning of football season.  The Rams should be better this year.  Support the home team – they’ll need it.

October 15th is St. Louis Community Credit Union’s 68th anniversary.  We’re older than the oldest baby boomer. That’s another way of saying we’ve been around a long time.  Isn’t it good to know you’re dealing with a stable, sound credit union?  We’ve been a trusted, financially-strong, Main Street financial institution committed to our members and their financial well-being for twice as long as the average age of the member that joins today.  Isn’t that good to know?

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