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December Update from our Chief Executive

1 Dec 2015

These members between them saved over $1.8 million - at an average of $919 per member. We also rewarded 1,235 members with a $20 New World voucher and 8 members with a $10 New World voucher as they saved every month and did not touch their Christmas Club savings during the year.

At our Annual General Meeting in October, our Chairman Richard Middleton announced our new financial capability initiative in partnership with New Zealand Police. The aims of the initiative are to enhance the financial capability of our members through education and support. It is being designed to engage with members across multiple levels including face to face, group sessions and electronic learning. This will not be a financial advice service, but will be designed to give members the tools to make better choices about their finances. The programme is being put together now and we hope to be piloting in the first quarter of next year. Watch out for February's BlueNotes where there will be a deeper level of detail.

I am also delighted to confirm the Police and Families Credit Union Scholarship programme that we launched last year is available again this year. We want to award scholarships of up to $1,000 in January 2016 to 25 members. Scholarships are open to all members and potential members of our Credit Union. Full details of the scholarship programme can be found on page 3. Applications must be received by the Credit Union on or before Monday 11 January 2016. Thanks to you all for your support during 2015. It has been a great year for your Credit Union and we are all geared up for a wonderful 2016. As always, if you have any feedback, please contact me direct on 04 471 4850 or email 

May you have a wonderful Christmas break and a very happy New Year.

Kind regards