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We value our Members and are committed to your financial well-being, so count on us to keep you up-to-date on the latest RCU news, information, announcements and specials. Check back often as the following information is updated regularly!

News & Announcements

Red Cross Red Cross Donation for Earthquake Relief

Contributions from RCU and our Members added up to a $5,830 donation toward the American Red Cross relief effort for the recent earthquake affecting the Napa area. We thank our Members and the public for your generous donations to assist those affected by recent disasters.

‘Best Place to Work,’ 9 Years Running

We exist to passionately serve the best interest of our Members, employees and communities, and we’re honored to be recognized as one of the North Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work for the ninth year in a row. 

RCU Honored at ‘Spirit of Marin’

2014 San Rafael Chamber Large Business of the Year AwardRCU is honored to be recognized by our communities for the services and support we provide. Most recently, we were recognized at the Spirit of Marin awards as Large Business of the Year, following our nomination by the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce. The award recognized our contributions to local nonprofit and community programs such as the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership and Heroes of Marin. Thank you to our Members and staff in the San Rafael community for your support!

RCU Receives Corporate Philanthropy Award

North Bay Business Journal Corporate Philanthropy RCU received the North Bay Business Journal's 2014 Corporate Philanthropy Award, in part for our partnership with Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Sonoma County. RCU has pledged up to $1 million in loans to local small business owners who graduate from CAP's microbusiness development program. RCU also supports numerous community and nonprofit programs in our communities. Read more about RCU's current awards and recognition.

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Points can be redeemed through the RedwoodRewards Plus tab in our new Online Banking system.

Related Links

Following are upcoming events hosted by RCU.

For information about non-profit and other community events, visit RCU in the Community. For a list of events supported by RCU as part of our commitment to Going Green, visit our Go Green Programs page, and click on Participate.

Notice of Annual Membership Meeting & Election of Officials

Please join us for our Annual Membership Meeting & Election of Officials:

Thursday, April 23, 2015 | 5:30 pm
RCU’s Administrative Offices 3033 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa, CA

RSVPs for attendance will be accepted beginning in March. Check back for details.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Annual Membership Meeting!

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Brett Martinez

  A Message from RCU’s President
  & CEO Brett Martinez

Giving You More for Your Membership

I'm happy to share some exciting news: we are giving back even more to our Members!

Thanks to your loyalty and participation, 2014 was your Credit Union’s strongest year ever, with significant growth in lending, savings and membership. As a result, we’re returning even more value to our Members to help you make the most of your money. Here are some examples of enhancements we’ve made to give you more benefits for your membership:

  • Eliminated our annual credit rewards fee so you can enjoy free rewards on all your credit card purchases
  • Eliminated the 1% foreign transaction fee for debit and credit cards so you can travel more affordably
  • Raised dividend rates on select savings accounts and certificates so you can earn more and save more
  • Offered additional discounts for Members on new auto loans

These are just a few ways we are rewarding our loyal Members. We will continue to add ways to give you back more to show our appreciation for your membership, and to help you have a healthy, happy financial life.

As a financial cooperative, we take the profits we earn and return them to you every day through lower loan rates, fewer fees, and services that allow us to be a complete financial resource to you – services such as home loans, insurance and investments, auto sales, and mobile banking. The more services you use, the more exceptional value you get from your membership–and the more you are supporting the strength and sustainability of the cooperative.

Your continued feedback helps us improve to serve you better, so let us know how we can help you meet your financial goals. We want to help you succeed in 2015… and beyond!

Best regards,
Brett Martinez
Brett Martinez
President & CEO