Credit Union Democracy – The Seven Principles Of Cooperatives Part 2

Electoral candidates
One person, one vote – the democratic way in credit unions.

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


In Memoriam: Jon L. Lowrey, CEO and President of DCCU

Announcing the passing of DCCU's CEO, Jon Lowrey
Jon Lowrey

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.


DCCU Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month
DCCU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. DCCU celebrates our Hispanic staff and community all year long and are proud to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month. Continue reading DCCU Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month


Community Involvement: Volunteering At River Food Pantry

Volunteering at River Food Pantry
Community volunteering by Dane County Credit Union staff.

Community involvement is a cornerstone of DCCU’s values and River Food Pantry has become a favorite place for staff volunteering. Our DCCU Cares group has helped there nearly handful of times. After the last visit we asked a few of our volunteers about their experience. Continue reading Community Involvement: Volunteering At River Food Pantry


DCCU Keeps Moving Forward

DCCU CEO offers reasons for branch updates at East Washington Branch
Jon Lowrey discusses branch changes.

We’ve had the pleasure of chatting with a number of members about the new teller experience at our East Washington branch and have found that many are wondering why we made this change. As we all know, change is sometimes a challenge. And while we strive to make all interactions with our members as effortless as we can, adjusting to new ways takes time and patience. There are many reasons for our decision to change from the traditional teller line to Interactive Teller Machines and we’d like to share them with you. Continue reading DCCU Keeps Moving Forward