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Meet our Long-Time Members
Each month we will highlight one of our long-time members who will share their memories and history with MCCU. Come back every month to meet more of our long-time members!


Linda Fidell
Member Since: 1969
Why did you first join the Credit Union?
I joined the credit union within the first year of joining the college after an unpleasant experience with Bank of america, who had messed up our account; we eventually got a letter of apology from them, but by then we didn't want anything more to do with them.

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Irene Thorsell
Member Since: 1968
Why did you first join the Credit Union?
t that time, I was a Librarian with the college, working with Stan McElderry, the Head Librarian on camps. Stan was very instrumental in starting the credit union. I think the main thing we thought about was the convenience of having a credit union right there on campus, in lieu of a bank.

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Kenneth Jones
Member Since: 1968
What was the Credit Union like when you joined?
I joined the credit union because it was perfect. It was free of red tape, and really was more like a family operation. I knew people on the Board and the staff, and it was so small at the time. I remember I came in once to get a car loan and the check was ready before I submitted my paperwork!

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Donald Salper
Member Since: 1964
What was the Credit Union like when you joined?
We opened our account our first year here. It was a very small office when we first opened our account.

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Eunice Bagel
Member Since: 1968
What was the Credit Union like when you joined?
We were in the little bungalows on campus over on Zelzah and the credit union was a few doors away from us. The women that I worked with all used the credit union.

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Elizabeth (Betsy) Stelck
Member Since: 1963
Fun Fact:
Mrs. Stelck was on two TV shows on NBC in the 1950s — Barn Party with Willard Scott and The Little Playhouse. "Cindy Lou" (pictured with Mrs. Stelck) was on Barn Party with her!

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Kenneth Wilson
Member Since: 1965
What was the credit union like when you joined?
It was a one-person office when I joined. George Hawkes, who was a professor in Accounting, operated the credit union out of his faculty office in the Sierra Tower. He was it, other than the Board.

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Don Cameron
Member Since: 1963
What was the credit union like when you joined?
I remember the first meeting the credit union had with Stan McElderry, who was the school's librarian. He had worked with another credit union and wanted to start one here. Initially we were asked to sign up to start an account, with Payroll Deduction — money taken out of our monthly salary check.

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Warren Campbell
Member Since: 1963
What was the credit union like when you joined?
I joined the CU the first year it was established. My first memory is there was an office on the 2nd or 3rd floor of the admin building on campus. I remember standing at the small counter and signing up.

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Robert Docter
Member Since: 1963
What was the credit union like when you joined?
I was among the first 50 people to sign up for the credit union. It was a very small operation run by George Hawkes out of a small office. In later years, they moved operations to the back pasture of the campus. I believe it was an old farmhouse—one of the originals—that was on the property when the College took it over. I've always enjoyed doing business here.

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Dr. William Huling
Member Since: 1963
What was the credit union like when you joined?
It was a one-room office at the time and you could drop in any time of the day.

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Pam Burdick
Member Since: 1964
What was the credit union like when you joined?
I was 8 years old when my Dad opened my account for me. My Dad – George Hawkes – was actually the original Treasurer of the credit union. He was always having members come to his little corner office in Sierra Tower North.

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