The Mountaineer - Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada
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MP praises Rocky Credit Union team for its dedication
by Glen Mazza

Yellowhead MP Gerald Soroka spoke at the Rocky Credit Union annual general meeting on Feb. 10 at the R.L. Zengel Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Rocky Mountain House.
“Seventy-five years ago a couple of people got together and they started to think where would their future be going with their Credit Union,” he explained.
“I believe that they actually had the impression that they would have this type of bank
. . . 6,900 members. It does not seem possible, but I bet you that is the kind of commitment they had because to have that kind of vision 75 years ago, I am sure they could see this kind of achievement.”
“So each and everyone of you have made this possible and I want to commend you for being dedicated to your local community and making sure that the Credit Union is the only one in Alberta that is a stand alone. Every other Credit Union has had to amalgamate. That is something you can be proud of.”
Mayor Tammy Burke commended the Rocky Credit Union, along with the Evergreen Co-op, on sponsorship of the aquatic centre and practice field.
Reeve Tim Hoven said the Rocky Credit Union cares about the community and many things would not be possible without the sponsorship of the Rocky Credit Union.
The organization started in 1944 when 11 people showed up at a meeting at the Legion Hall in Rocky on Jan. 19. By June of that year, there were 36 members and small loans helped with costs and farmers purchased livestock, seed grains and feed for animals.
It has evolved into a full-service financial institution offering all kinds of loans and providing investment services.