Pacific Marine Credit Union Super Hero Staff Meeting Focuses on Helping Those in Need

Pacific Marine Credit Union Super Hero Staff Meeting Focuses on Helping Those in Need

11/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

Oceanside, CA — Pacific Marine Credit Union (PMCU) utilized their recent all staff day to embrace the longstanding credit union philosophy of “people helping people.” A super hero theme was selected to remind staff of the unique talents they bring to the organization and the unified goal of helping others – whether they are PMCU members, within the local community or around the world at large.

Employees kicked off the day off with a bang as super heroes for the local community – in this case, Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. As it has for the past decade, Pacific Marine Credit Union raised funds and collected toys for the ill and injured children at Rady. But this year they set a new record with $22,500 raised and over 125 toys collected. The agenda included an in-depth look at the Credit Union’s core values and strategic plan, all aimed at helping to better the financial lives of their members.

The highlight of the day was a team building activity called “The Helping Hands Project". Staff gathered into small teams with an initial task of assembling an item per the instructions provided. About halfway through the assembly as the item began to take shape, the teams were informed that what they were assembling was actually a prosthetic hand that would be transported to war torn countries and fitted to be worn by landmine victims. This philanthropic mission inspired a deep sense of dedication and collaboration among all of the participants as they worked to improve the lives of recipients on the other sides of the world.

“Pacific Marine Credit Union is always seeking out new avenues to embrace our philanthropic values,” said Bill Birnie, PMCU President/CEO. “By utilizing our inaugural credit union wide meeting to focus on helping those in need, employees demonstrated they can be super heroes every day for our members, as well as for those needing a helping hand.”


Pacific Marine Credit Union employees work together to build a prosthetic hand for land mine victims.

About Pacific Marine Credit Union

Since 1952, Pacific Marine Credit Union (PMCU) has been making a difference: helping people with their financial needs and giving back to the local communities. PMCU is owned and governed by its members, operating not-for-profit, but for service. This allows the revenue generated by its services to be given back in the form of lower interest rates on loans, reduced fees, attractive earnings on savings and investments, and around-the-clock access to the latest electronic services.

PMCU is open to everyone who lives or works in San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. Pacific Marine Credit Union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration and is an Equal Housing Lender.