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1952 Local 47 FCU Founded
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 47 became the founders of Local 47 Federal Credit Union, Charter #7835, to benefit Edison Union Workers.
1962 CUNA Pamphlet
Achieved $500,000 in total assets. Each Local 47 IBEW member receives regular packets of information with brochures and other material explaining the benefits of Credit Union membership and ownership.
1970 Membership Booklet
Achieved $1 million in total assets. Local 47 Federal Credit Union encourages Local 47 IBEW members to join the Credit Union.
1971 SAVE FCU Monterey Park
Local 47 Federal Credit Union opens membership to all Edison employees and their families. Credit Union members approve a name change to SAVE Federal Credit Union (Southern Area Voltage Employees Credit Union). Board President, Bob Toohey, and Manager, Bill Costine, stand in front of the new sign at the Monterey Park corporate office.
1972 SAVE FCU Annual Meeting
Under the new name, SAVE Federal Credit Union holds its first Annual Shareholders Meeting in the Edison General Office multipurpose room. A penny bank depicting an Edison employee wearing a hard hat was given to each member in attendance.
1979 SAVE FCU Changes Their Name
SAVE Federal Credit Union changes their name to Southern California Edison Company Employees Federal Credit Union to better identify with its membership. The corporate offices are moved to a new, more spacious facility in the city of El Monte. Board Member, Rod Cooper, and President, Ron Wall, perform the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Grand Opening.
1987 SCECE FCU Annual Meeting
Achieved $100 million in total assets. Southern California Edison Company Employees Federal Credit Union holds their Annual Shareholder Meeting at the Queen Mary and Spruce Goose Exhibit in Long Beach. After the meeting portion of the evening concludes, 2,200 members and guests enjoy a night of dining, dancing and, for one lucky member, a free trip to the Caribbean.
1989 Irwindale Branch Opens
After 10 years in El Monte, Southern California Edison Company Employees Federal Credit Union needs to expand, and builds a new home in Irwindale.
1991 SCE FCU Name Change
With approval from the Board of Directors and Founders, Local 47 IBEW, new Credit Union President and CEO, Dennis Huber, debuts a new logo and name ─ SCE Federal Credit Union.
1993 SONGS Grand Opening
SCE Federal Credit Union opens a new branch at the Edison San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant. Credit Union employee, Pat Mitas, and Board Member, Ernie Marquez, perform the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
1999 First International Money Transfer
Achieved $200 million in total assets. SCE Federal Credit Union, in conjunction with Hughes Aircraft Employees Federal Credit Union, test VIGO ─ a new product allowing international money transfers. Hughes Aircraft EFCU employee, Monica Hernandez, and SCE FCU Chief Operating Officer, George Poitou, perform the first international money transfer to Mexico from a credit union.
2000 Boyle Heights Branch Opens
With the support of Los Angeles 14th District City Councilman, Nick Pacheco, SCE Federal Credit Union purchases Los Angeles CSO Credit Union in Boyle Heights. SCE FCU becomes one of the first credit unions to serve a predominantly underserved community.
2002 GO Grand Opening
Achieved $275 million in total assets. SCE Federal Credit Union opens a branch in Rosemead at the Edison General Office. President and CEO, Dennis Huber, and Chief Operating Officer, George Poitou, are joined by Chairman of the Board, Greg Wallace, to perform the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
2004 Duarte & Ontario Branches Open
SCE Federal Credit Union unveils a new logo and opens new branches in Duarte and Ontario.
2004 SCE FCU Contributes Volunteer Help
SCE Federal Credit Union contributes volunteer help at Our Saviour Center’s Food Pantry, providing staple food items each week to more than 500 families in need. Just one of the Credit Union’s many volunteer activities.
2005 Lynwood Branch Opens
SCE Federal Credit Union furthers its contributions to the community by opening a new branch in Lynwood at Plaza México, continuing to provide service to underserved communities.
2006 Los Angeles Clean Up Day
The SCE FCU Foundation receives its 501(c)(3) designation as a non-profit public charity. The Foundation participates in many charitable events including the Annual Cleanup Day organized by the City of Los Angeles, encouraging city leaders, businesses and residents to volunteer for city beautification projects. Volunteers pick up trash and debris from streets, paint over graffiti, pull weeds, cut back overgrown plants and trees, and much more.
2007 Baldwin Park Santa Clothes
SCE FCU Foundation participates in the Baldwin Park Santa Clothes event, which helps low-income families by providing new, warm clothing for children whose parents are financially struggling. Together, the city and school district selects 325 students from the neediest families. Volunteers help the children choose appropriate clothing provided by the Target or Walmart store hosting the event.
2007 Mayor's Day of Service
SCE FCU Foundation participates in the Mayor’s Day of Service. Volunteers join the Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, to help beautify run-down areas of the city. Projects include graffiti removal, mural painting, tree planting, installing drought-resistant landscaping and trash clean up.
2007 Hilda Solis Grant Program
SCE Federal Credit Union hosts Congresswoman Hilda Solis’ Grant Program Seminar at the Irwindale corporate officers. The Program is a community workshop to assist local non-profit organizations to obtain Federal- and State-funded grants.
2009 SCE FCU headquarters Opens
SCE Federal Credit Union opens new headquarters, allowing for all off-site departments to once again be under one roof.
2010 Member Appreciation Celebration
SCE Federal Credit Union celebrates at the new Irwindale branch and corporate offices with a member appreciation celebration, open house and ribbon cutting. Despite the rain, more than 750 people joined in the festivities. Members, legislators, community leaders and new neighbors enjoyed lunch from In-N-Out Burger, door prizes, and music.
2010 Congresswoman Judy Chu
As a strong advocate of credit unions, Congresswoman Judy Chu works to protect the access to services that SCE FCU members enjoy.
2011 Students Experience Billion Dollar Valentine's Day with SCE FCU!
Twenty-seven Duarte High School students were selected to tour the interior workings of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Los Angeles branch, a trip arranged and sponsored by the SCE FCU Foundation.
2011 SCE FCU Foundation Sponsors Grand Opening of Community Empowerment Center
The Girls Today Women Tomorrow "green" Empowerment Center allows young ladies from low-income and underserved families to participate in a whole new world of learning experiences, including world-class cooking classes, media and technology training, self-defense workshops, leadership development, financial literacy, college preparation, and more.
Left to right, Pascual Garrido, SCE FCU Director of Business Development Community Relations; Michele Deane, GTWT Executive Director and Founder; George Poitou, SCE FCU Chief Operating Officer; Chef Aaron J. Perez, Food Artist; Bob Toohey, SCE FCU Board Vice-Chair; Patrick McCloskey, SCE FCU Supervisory Committee member.
2012 SCE FCU & SONEPCO FCU Merge
SCE Federal Credit Union (SCE FCU headquartered in Irwindale, Calif.) and SONEPCO Federal Credit Union (SONEPCO headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada) merged to create a $560 million, two-state SCE FCU organization that serves nearly 50,000 members.