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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

RCU Named San Rafael Large Business of the Year

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 named Large Business of the Year by the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce for 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.

American Red Cross

Disaster Relief Donations

Redwood Credit Union would like to thank their Members, Officials, and Employees for their generous donations of $5,128.02 to the American Red Cross, benefitting victims of the recent typhoon in the Philippines.

Additional donations can be made through the American Red Cross website at Thank you!

Please visit our Press Room to read more Redwood Credit Union news.

Specials & Promotions

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Six Flags Member VIP CouponTWO WAYS TO SAVE!
Option 1: ONLINE – SAVE up to $25
Tickets As Low As $37.99

Purchase admission tickets online for ONLY $37.99 each at Type in promo code CUVIP1 in the upper right hand corner. Purchase and print your tickets at home and take them right to the front gate! No minimum purchase required. Offer valid any regular operating day January 11, 2014 through January 4, 2015.

OPTION 2: COUPON Pick One Up at Any Branch or Click to Print Yellow Coupon

Tickets As Low As $42.99

Six Flags Member VIP Printable CouponBring the printable coupon to the front gate and pay ONLY $42.99 each! Present the coupon at any Six Flags Discovery Kingdom ticket booth any regular operating day January 11, 2014 through January 4, 2015. This coupon is valid for up to six (6) discounted admissions at once. Coupon cannot be sold or combined with any other discount admission offer. No cash value. Not for resale. Coupon cannot be distributed on park property. Computer printouts and photocopies of this coupon WILL BE accepted. Supplies are limited to quantity on hand at RCU branches.

Visit for specific park information including dates and hours of operation. Dates and hours of operation are subject to change without notice. All prices do not include city fee or processing fee.

Proceeds benefit the California Credit Union League Political Action Committee (CCUL-PAC). Donations to (CCUL-PAC) are not deductible as charitable contributions under state and federal law.

Facebook Spotlight Branch

Redwood Credit Union Point Arena BranchApril's Spotlight branch is Point Arena! Be sure to like our Facebook page for fun facts, photos, financial tips and more…and if Point Arena is your branch, feel free to give them a shout-out!

RCU Insurance Service LogoBundle & Save on Insurance

On average, RCU Members save $509 by bundling their home and auto insurance through RCU Insurance Services. Get your free quote today!

New - Use Your Rewards for Charity Donations & eGift CardsVisa Redwood Rewards Plus logo

Now available! RedwoodRewards Plus, our Debit/Credit Rewards program, has two new options for redeeming points!

  • Make a donation to one of over 250 national charities
  • Instantly download eGift Cards from your favorite retailers

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 24, 2014 | 5:30 pm
RCU’s Administrative Offices 3033 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa, CA

If you plan to attend, please RSVP online or call us at 1 (800) 479-7928.

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

A Financial Family Tradition

You chose to bank with Redwood Credit Union for a reason. Some Members tell us it’s because of the low rates we offer on car and home loans, or that we don’t charge fees like other institutions. We often hear it’s because we support our communities and keep Members’ money local. Many say it’s because of our staff and the friendly personal service we provide. But most people tell us they chose RCU because a friend or family member recommended us. We consider our Members’ referrals to be the highest of compliments, because it tells us that you trust us to help you with your money, and that we’re truly making a difference in our Members’ lives.

Referring friends and family to RCU may come naturally when speaking with other adults about money matters, but one referral that may not seem as obvious – although possibly the most important – is introducing the children and teens in your life to RCU. While financial services are not a daily necessity for most people under 18, money management habits learned at an early age can positively impact financial wellness for life, so it’s important to start young with a trusted financial partner.

RCU offers youth accounts for kids and teens that provide a safe place to save, and also deliver age-appropriate financial education through quarterly newsletters, and youth-focused website with stories, games, blogs and videos to help them learn essential money skills.

Helping a young person open a savings account engages him or her in the responsibility of managing money, and introduces the process of setting a financial goal and saving for the future. A recent study by Cambridge University revealed that financial habits are formed as early as 7 years old—by this age, children understand the value of money, that it can be exchanged for goods, and what it means to earn. So it’s never too early to begin children on the road to good money habits.

The Council for Economic Education reports that 1/3 of parents are more comfortable talking with their kids about smoking, drugs, and bullying than about money. Helping your child or teen to open their own RCU youth account is a great way to get the conversation started, and your RCU representative can help, too. April is Financial Literacy Month, and National Credit Union Youth Week begins April 21, so throughout the month of April we’ll be promoting smart savings in our branches and on our website.

We are honored to serve your financial needs, and we hope you’ll consider making RCU a financial family tradition!

Best regards,
Brett Martinez
Brett Martinez
President & CEO