The International Cooperative Alliance adopted a set of seven principles in 1937. These still guide cooperatives worldwide today–including Dane County Credit Union. Find out how credit unions are governed democratically for the sole benefit of members. Continue reading Cooperative Principles 3 & 4 – Participation and Independence
Category: DCCU News
Dane County Credit Union Provides Financial Education Via the Department of Corrections
Dane County Credit Union provides personalized financial education to recently released inmates and those who are re-acclimating themselves into the community. Continue reading Dane County Credit Union Provides Financial Education Via the Department of Corrections
Teen Financial Literacy – The Missing Piece
Teenagers. It’s an “interesting” stage of life for them AND for their families. Many teenagers test their independence by getting a drivers license, buying a car, and getting their first job. They will soon realize that along with those responsibilities comes the need for smart money management. Teen financial literacy is the key. Continue reading Teen Financial Literacy – The Missing Piece
Credit Union Democracy – The Seven Principles Of Cooperatives Part 2
The first modern cooperative is rooted in 1840s England. Credit unions are member-owned cooperatives that follow the same seven cooperative principles ever since the very first one was established in 1849. Dane County Credit Union has also followed the principles since our own beginnings in 1937. Continue reading Credit Union Democracy – The Seven Principles Of Cooperatives Part 2
What is a Credit Union or Financial Cooperative: Part 1
We think credit unions are the best thing since sliced bread. But…. we might be biased. Just a little. In our experience, the more folks know about credit unions and why they are an awesome way to bank, the more they love them, too! Continue reading What is a Credit Union or Financial Cooperative: Part 1
Announcing DCCU’s New CEO – Shay Santos
We are so happy to announce the promotion of 28 year DCCU veteran, Shay Santos, to the position of CEO! Continue reading Announcing DCCU’s New CEO – Shay Santos
Drive-up Banking Redefined
We’re redefining your drive-up experience at the Rimrock Road and Struck Street branches – it’s technology with a personal touch! Read on to discover the many reasons for our decision to change from the traditional drive-up to Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs.) Continue reading Drive-up Banking Redefined
DCCU Recognized by Madison Police Department
Dane County Credit Union was honored to receive the “Outstanding Support Award” from the Madison Police Department on May 8 at their annual awards ceremony at the Monona Terrace Convention Center. Continue reading DCCU Recognized by Madison Police Department
In Memoriam: Jon L. Lowrey, CEO and President of DCCU
Dane County Credit Union is saddened to announce the unexpected passing of its Chief Executive Officer and President, Jon Lowrey, on June 25, 2018. Jon has been with the credit union since 1996, serving as CEO since 2005. In response to this tragic event, the Credit Union’s Board of Directors held an emergency meeting and appointed Shay Santos, Executive Vice President, to serve as Interim Chief Executive Officer.
Joe Guastella, Chairman of the Board, issued the following statement on behalf of the Board of Directors: “We are all deeply saddened by the loss of a great leader, mentor, and friend. I would like to express our appreciation for the contribution Jon has made to our credit union and the credit union industry as a whole. He was a man of integrity and honesty and will be greatly missed. On behalf of everyone at Dane County Credit Union, we extend our sincere condolences to the Lowrey family.”
Visitation and Funeral have been finalized with Gunderson East Funeral and Cremation Care.
The credit union will continue to be open as usual. Jon’s passion was always to serve our members in the best way possible. The DCCU staff, management and Board will continue to carry that on today and every day.
Meet DCCU Board Director, Theola Carter
So far in our staff interview series, you’ve heard from branch managers, an operations manager and many other positions. The latest standout in our staff interview series is Dane County Credit Union Board Director, Theola Carter. Continue reading Meet DCCU Board Director, Theola Carter