Branch Manager Peggy Grunwald (left), trip winner Denise Mielimonka, and her husband Dieter Mielimonka.
On December 11, 2008 Denise Mielimonka got a wonderful Christmas surprise. She claimed her prize as the drawing winner for Community 1st Credit Union‚Äôs trip giveaway. A resident of Steilacoom, this isn‚Äôt her first time winning big, back in 2000 she won another give away out of several thousand entries. Denise claims it‚Äôs the luck of the Irish that keeps her winning and smiling.
The trip giveaway included a $1,500 gift voucher for Alaska Airlines, a 4 day/3 night stay at a premiere Hyatt resort and $500 spending money. When asked how she felt about winning she replied, ‚ÄúThe $500 alone would have been big enough, but the tickets and hotel stay, this is incredible.‚Äù Branch Manager Peggy Grunwald commented, ‚ÄúThere couldn‚Äôt have been a more deserving person to win.‚Äù Denise and her husband Dieter haven‚Äôt quite planned where they‚Äôll go, but it was confirmed that it would be ‚Äúsomewhere warm.‚Äù
Community 1st Credit Union has been open in Steilacoom on the corner of Wilkes and Rainer since the end of September. This promotion is the first for the branch, and everyone is happy it was a huge success. The previously under served area of Steilacoom has benefited greatly from the addition of the credit union and the friendly, knowledgeable staff.
Community 1st Credit Union was established in 1925. What originally began as a financial institution for the postal service workers of the Puget Sound area has grown into a credit union that anyone can join and benefit from! Anyone who lives or works in the state of Washington is eligible for membership. Lower interest rates, lower fees, no hidden costs to the member, and higher dividend yields set Community 1st Credit Union apart. As a member owned organization, the opinion of the member really matters. The Credit Union offers a full range of financial products and services to satisfy their needs, from simple checking and savings accounts to auto and home loans.