Y2K Through Today
During this time period assets continued to grow and passed through the 50MM mark, then the60MM mark, and finally though the 70MM mark to where we stand today. Locations expanded to the West Side of Odessa (first in a trailer, then to a stand-alone branch), and well as a short term branch in the Midland area. Services expanded to include multiple insurance products to better protect members.
Membership continued to increase, and the complexity of the credit union grew. There were multiple leaders during this time, seating eight different CEOs over this period. The Credit Union celebrated it’s 60th anniversary in 2009 and was well represented in it’s diversity of Board Members and staff members.
The last five years have brought about tremendous change in Southwest 66 Credit Union, and has placed the credit union in a better position than ever before. 2012 was a record year for the credit union financially, hitting the highest net income mark in it’s history. This was surpassed again in 2013 and 2014, with $85 million in assets today. Southwest 66 Credit Union was recognized by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) as the 2014 Community Credit Union of the Year for its exemplary principles and service. All of this is happening as the credit union looks forward to celebrating it’s 66th anniversary in 2015.
Through the hard work of the Board of Directors, and the staff’s incredible level of dedication, the future of the credit union is brighter than ever. With a recent awarding of the prestigious Juntos Avanzamos (“Together We Advance”, certifying a credit union’s commitment to the Hispanic Community) designation, a whole new market will be served by the credit union. Our message remains, “How can we change your life today? In 2015, we will offer you “66 Reasons” as we celebrate 66 years of serving the Permian Basin.