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"SCCUA is all about collaboration while building trust.   I have been the beneficiary of some of these collaboration endeavors including pricing and selection of a core system while the CEO at Nikkei Credit Union and sharing a compliance officer with three other credit unions.   This is a group that gets things done!"

– Erick Orellana, President & CEO of Comunidad Latina Federal Credit Union

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"The SCCUA has been an incredible resource for Desert Valleys. The collaborative mission which brings credit unions together to find efficiencies and collaborative solutions helped us to join a CORE assessment project. This project brought the credit union an opportunity to join in a collective negotiation which saved us thousands in ongoing costs as well as due diligence costs. The SCCUA has also provided superior networking opportunities for both staff and management. We are proud to be a part of the SCCUA and look forward to future projects which bring savings to credit unions.”   

– Eric Bruen, President & CEO of Desert Valleys FCU


"SCCUA provided me networking opportunities and I have built long lasting friendships and partnerships that have helped me survive the great recession of 2008 and thrive in 2018."

—Jill Mahany, CEO, Santa Ana FCU


“SCCUA has provided us with the opportunity to network and collaborate with other credit unions that are facing similar challenges and issues. We are very happy to be a part of such a supportive and valuable group of credit union professionals.”

– Melissa Broadwell, President/CEO Matadors Community CU

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As a 43 year credit unionist, I’ve had the privilege of membership in dozens of trade associations, yet none have been of more value than the SCCUA.  Thanks to the vision of Jon Hernandez and the passion of the SCCUA leadership team, SCCUA has created an unrivaled forum for grass roots collaboration and information sharing.  I’ve attended the quarterly meetings since the association’s inception and leave each session with a renewed sense of pride in the cooperative model, of hope for the future of the movement, and of appreciation for the SCCUA’s unyielding commitment to the 6th cooperative principal: “cooperation among cooperatives.” 

– Gary Perez, President/CEO USC Credit Union

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