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Come Celebrate Our 80th Anniversary! Open House on August 21, 2014!

San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union (METRO, SDMCU) thanks all of you loyal members who have made our proud history possible over the past 80 years!

Eighty years ago, on August 21, 1934, San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union (the name by which the organization is known today), was founded, when the nation was in the heart of the economic depression. We've weathered a lot of economic storms during our 80 years together and we want to celebrate you, our members, and with you!

On the anniversary day, Thursday, August 21, we will be having refreshments, decorations, music and staff dressed in costumes to celebrate the eras of our long history; sweepstakes drawings for a variety of prizes, and give-away items, at each of our three branch offices: El Cajon, downtown San Diego, and Chula Vista. Stop by and join in the fun. You can follow all the events on our website, www.sdmcu.org or on twitter @ www.twitter.com/sdmcu.

Details regarding the special Anniversary Sweepstakes

The Sweepstakes includes 21 prizes, with the Grand Prize a Travel Certificate and $500 Visa Gift Card. For a complete list of prizes and Sweepstakes Official Rules click here. The Sweepstakes begins on Monday, August 18th at 9:00 am PDT and ends on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

There are two ways to enter the Sweepstakes:
  1. Complete an entry format at a METRO Branch Office during normal hours of operation or,
  2. Call 619-297-4835 or toll-free 888-907-3628 during business hours from 8:00am to 5:00pm PDT to complete an entry with a Phone Representative.
Winners will be selected at a random drawing on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 and notified using the information provided on the entry form. Click here for the Official Sweepstakes Rules.

 

 

A Message from the CEO

Eighty years ago this year, on August 21, 1934, San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union (SDMCU, METRO), the name by which the organization is known today, was founded, when the nation was in the heart of the economic depression. San Diego was no exception to the rule -- many employees of the City of San Diego had been laid off and those that weren't suffered a reported 15% reduction in wages. City employees were frantically looking, and hoping, for some sort of relief to their struggles.

Officers of the Municipal Employees Association united in force to form a financial cooperative -- named San Diego Municipal Employees Credit Union. In 1937, the Credit Union's bylaws were amended in order to be inclusive of all City employees. From inception, the Credit Union provided the lowcost loans and valuable savings opportunities that the members were seeking.

Throughout the ensuing decades, many groups were added to the field of membership and the Credit Union changed its name twice -- in 1981 to San Diego Municipal Credit Union and then in 1998 to San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union. The Credit Union also converted to a community charter in 1998 opening up the ability for any resident of the county to become a member.

The Credit Union thanks all of the loyal members who have made our proud history possible as we celebrate with you our 80th anniversary in 2014 and continue to serve you while adding to our legacy during the coming years.

Stan Abrams
President/CEO
San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union