Annual Meeting – March 24th

February 3, 2016

We hope you will consider attending the Annual meeting of membership of Connection Credit Union.  Our annual meeting will be held on Thursday, March 24th at 6:00 and will once again be held at Kitsap Golf and Country club.  Cost for dinner is $5.  Benefits of attending the annual meeting include:

  • Get updates and insight into future plans of our not-for-profit financial cooperative.
  • Participate in the annual election of our volunteer Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee.
  • Get acquainted and re-acquainted with new and long-term members of our credit union.

Sign up sheets will be in all branches and we hope to see you there!

2016 Scholarship Application

Connection Credit Union is once again pleased to be able to offer scholarships to assist students with their education.  The application is below and the deadline for submission is May 16th 2016.  Good luck!

2016 Scholarship Application

Looking for volunteers

February 2, 2016

Connection Credit Union is looking for volunteers to serve on our Board of Directors or Supervisory Committee.  If you are interested in volunteering, we would love to hear from you.  Volunteering with your credit union can help you in a number of ways including:

  • Helping you hone your leadership skills
  • Learning business and financial management skills from experienced executives
  • Collaborating with other volunteers to influence the strategic direction of our financial institution
  • Getting involved – and giving back – to our community in a real and tangible way

Please contact Cindy Berry at 360-307-6400 x6418 or cindyb@connectioncu.org if you are interested in volunteering!

Tax Identity Theft Resources

January 25, 2016

Some good information regarding tax identity theft and resources to help combat it.

Tax identity theft resources

Fraud Prevention Tools

December 16, 2015

Visit the NCUA Fraud Prevention Center for helpful information on Fraud Prevention, Identity Theft and Online Security

Holiday Season fraud prevention

December 1, 2015

The holidays are here and fraud is on the rise.  Here are some tips:

  • Be aware of the heightened risk of attacks and scams, such as phishing attacks, scams where the victim is asked to pay the scammer money, and recruitment scams where the victim is asked to pay a bit of money up front to earn more money later on.  Remember, if you did not initiate the conversation or transaction  – do not give out your account information or PIN number!
  • If a deal sounds ‘too good to be true’.  It probably is.
  • We recommend that you more closely and more frequently monitor ACH items, outgoing wires, and online transaction activity on all of your cards and accounts to look out for any unauthorized activity. Let us know right away if you spot anything that is suspect.
  • We have systems in place to help flag or block any unusual out-of-state card purchases. Please alert us if you will be traveling over the holidays, so that they are not affected by these preventative measures. These systems will also generate verification calls to ensure transactions on your account were performed by you.  Please respond promptly to these as legitimate transactions may not be processed without this verification.
  • In the event of a compromise, we will determine if we will block and reissue or monitor compromised card numbers. In cases where the full unaltered magnetic stripe has been compromised, we would most likely block and reissue the card data. If this happens we will contact cardholders to let them know when they are part of the compromised breach and will place a message on our website or phone system with any updates about the breach.

 

Visit our Fraud Alerts page for more information and some helpful security videos.

What is a credit union?

August 21, 2015

A credit union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative which is a group of people in a common situation who through work or community, have shared financial needs and goals. Some are needing to save money to meet a goal and some are needing to borrow money and need some financial help.  A credit union is a place where they come together to help one another.

The savers make their money available to the friends, co-workers or other members in our community who have a financial need like an auto loan.   Funds are not invested in risky ventures but is  invested in members of our community that need help. The borrowers pay back the money with interest which gives a dividend to the savers and pays the expenses that are incurred in keeping track of the transactions, serving the members and setting some aside for rainy days.

Every member has a share in the business and as such has a say in how the operation is run. The Board of directors and committee members are all volunteers from the membership.  When we take good care of our members, they put trust in this relationship and and refer their friends and family to the credit union.  Loyalty is gained when help is provided when others won’t and the help is provided at a fair price.  That trust is rewarded when members continue do their part and pay their loans on time.

This concept represents the principles and common bond upon which Connection Credit Union (formerly Kitsap County Public Employees Credit Union) was founded. We were formed by the employees of the City of Bremerton in 1958 and expanded to include all public employees in Kitsap County and eventually anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Kitsap county.  Our common bond has expanded over the years but our core principles remain the same. There is a connection to our community and a great example of ‘keeping it local’.

2014 Annual Report

May 11, 2015

2014 Annual Report

Home Depot Data Breach Information

September 10, 2014

Connection Credit Union is aware of the data breach at Home Depot and we are doing everything we can to safeguard our member’s accounts.  We will be in contact with our members that have been affected once we receive information on any potentially fraudulent transactions.  With our data processing conversion in 2013, we added more robust fraud monitoring tools to our member accounts.   It is also prudent to closely monitor the transactions on your account and if you have concerns with your CCU debit or credit card, please contact us at 360-307-6400 and we would be happy to help you in any way.

Summer 2014 Newsletter

August 18, 2014

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