In 2017, the Credit Union experienced exceptional growth, and we are proud to report that Southland became home to over 15,000 new Members.
Your Credit Union also announced a partnership agreement with Harbor Federal Credit Union in 2017, and we are happy to officially welcome the Harbor branch in Carson, a new team of Associates, and our new Members to the Southland family in this issue of Southland Times.
The entire team at Southland is dedicated to supporting our Members from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, as well as the numerous new employer partners and Chambers of Commerce joining Southland from Harbor. We look forward to providing all our new Members the same excellent service our existing Membership has enjoyed for over 80 years.
Innovation also drives our expansion of products and services, and Southland intends to build on our technology achievements, including improvements to home and mobile banking. We plan to continue to make enhancements to Southland eServices to provide our Members with best-in-class service through cutting-edge technology.
Southland remains committed to supporting the communities where our members reside, work, worship, or attend school. We are dedicated to several key community involvement initiatives, and we will continue to seek out new ways to provide greater service and support to our neighborhoods.
The Credit Union continues its support of education through its many years of sponsorship of the Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF). As a corporate partner, Southland participates by raising funds for the Los Alamitos School District, to provide educational enrichment opportunities for every student.
Our support for our communities extends beyond sponsorship to our dedicated associates who selflessly volunteer their time in support of numerous community and educational organizations, and other charitable causes.
We are eager to have the opportunity to serve our Long Beach area Members with a new branch in Q4 of 2018. This new branch facility will allow Southland to provide a greater level of service to the community of Long Beach, and will activate new, positive growth for the Credit Union.
Looking ahead, Southland will continue to expand on the strong relationships we have established with all the communities we serve. Our outlook for the year ahead is positive and we are eager to bring our Members more service and more convenience moving forward.
Leading with Service
It is our honor to provide every Southland Member with an exceptional service experience. We owe our strength and path of future growth to each Member, and we thank you for trusting Southland as your financial services partner.
Thomas G. Lent, CPA
President & CEO