So who are we and - more importantly - why would you want to join the Cascade Forest Products Credit Union family? We happen to think there are lots of reasons to join. If you like the idea of owning your own financial institution and having a vote in who will lead it into the future, then you're halfway there; we've just described the foundation of all credit unions. Now let's take a look at why Cascade Forest Products Credit Union is right for you.
In 1953, a group of ordinary folks just like you and me gathered together to form a more perfect CREDIT UNION! It’s been fifty years since a group of hard working mill employees pooled their money together and opened our credit union for all employees at the mill. The new credit union’s name was Columbia River Paper Mill Employees Credit Union. CRPMECU ended the first month of charter with assets of $854.52 and staffed by volunteers. In 1962, Boise Cascade purchased the mill and our name was change to Boise Cascade Credit Union. In 1994, the charter and name were again changed to allow more people access to credit union membership; we became Cascade Forest Products Credit Union.
Our motto is "Connecting Family and Finance from Coast to Coast" – and our purpose is to help you reach your financial goals now and into the next century.
The Cascade Forest Products Credit Union is a nonprofit financial cooperative that is owned, controlled, and operated for the benefit of our members. We provide affordable credit and financial services including financial education to all members and their families some of whom may be underserved by mainstream financial providers. We are building and maintaining a safe and secure credit union for our members and future members.
As we work to serve our members, The Cascade Forest Products Credit Union staff, board of directors, supervisory committee and contractors uphold our values. When there is confusion about our direction, we reflect on these values to make the most appropriate decision for the financial institution and our member owners.
Board of Directors
One of the many characteristics that distinguish credit unions from other financial institutions begins with the Volunteer Board of Directors. These individuals serve without compensation and devote countless hours to the welfare of the Credit Union.
Some of the duties of the Board include long-range planning; policy review; budget decisions and consideration of new programs, rates and facilities. The position requires a dedication to protect the best interest of the Credit Union.
The Supervisory Committee monitors the Credit Union's operations and procedures in an oversight capacity on behalf of the members. Committee members are responsible for initiating an annual audit of the Credit Union records, conducting biennial member account verifications and providing an ongoing review of closed accounts. All of this is done to ensure the soundness of all members' deposits.
- Annually Cascade Forest Products Credit Union donates to Credit Union for Kids which is a collaboration of credit unions, chapters, leagues, and business partners engaged in fund raising activities to benefit 170 Children's Miracle Network affiliated children's hospitals serving 17 million kids, while gaining numerous benefits for credit unions
- Your credit union also participates in the annual December Bridge
the Gap toy drive that gathers toys and gifts for under privileged youth in Clark County Washington and surrounding areas
- Cascade Forest Products Credit Union is a donor at the Walk Run for
the Humane Society of SW Washington whose mission is the relief of suffering among animals, prevention of cruelty to animals and the extension of humane education. Sponsor your credit union in this effort by visiting www.firstgiving.com/yourcreditunion