It's summer, and that means that auto manufacturers the world over are about to introduce their newest models, hoping to create a buying frenzy as consumers rush to grab the latest innovation. And here in the Valley of the Sun(stroke), it also means blazing temperatures that put extra stress on the vehicles we already have, killing batteries, overheating radiators, and putting air conditioners to the test. Either way, there's a good chance you've got automotive issues on your mind.
We're here to help you get the most for your transportation dollar, whether that's by choosing the right vehicle to begin with, finding the right partner to keep it on the road longer, making sure you're properly (and economically) insured, or even just finding the best price on gas. We're convinced there's something useful here for every one of Us.
Our cooperative's financial results so far in 2013 are showing that the accruals for PLUs are on pace to exceed last year's payout by a healthy margin. That's due entirely to the choices each of Us make every day to use the credit union's products and services in ways that benefit both the individual and the group as a whole, so please, if you have a need for credit, insurance, investments or day-to-day transactions, check out what we have to offer.
And speaking of what we have to offer, workshops are being held at some of our ServUs Centers. Members who have attended our Financial Checkup and Benefits of Membership workshops tell us the sessions are valuable and leave with an increased realization of the value of their membership. If you have the time, I recommend you attend one near you.
Meanwhile, if you have a comment, question or request, please let us know. And as best as you can in this summer heat, I hope you'll stay cool and safe.
Ronald L. Westad
President & CEO