As the holiday season begins and I reflect on the many things that I am grateful for, I want to send my heartfelt thanks to each of you for supporting Verity Credit Union. I appreciate that so many of you have shared with friends and family that they too should participate in the Verity experience. I wish you all a wonderful holiday season.
Some of you know that I am a volunteer with Vision House at their Shoreline location. Vision House is a non-profit providing transitional housing, child care and support services to homeless families and separately to men recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. Every other Tuesday I volunteer with others in the Shoreline Vision House community center. I love it. I appreciate the people I meet and the opportunities given by volunteering at Vision House. Another new door opened this week.
On November 17th, Vision House families were invited by the Seattle Seahawks to a Thanksgiving celebration. As we packed up the vans to travel to CenturyLink Field the rain was torrential. However, that didn’t dampen our enthusiasm for what was waiting for us with the Seahawks. The families were treated to a very tasty Thanksgiving dinner served by several of the Seahawk players. The Sea Gals had crafts and hot chocolate for the children. The families had their pictures taken, had autographs from the players and received other Seahawks memorabilia.
What I have shared doesn’t come close to describe what the evening meant to everyone. I want to thank Vision House for everything you do every day for our communities. My many, many thanks to the Seattle Seahawks and the support you showed to a small part of your community.
Go Vision House! Go Hawks!
Sherry Steckly is one of Verity’s longest-serving employees, with more than 31 years. “It’s really the culture that has kept me here. For example, we value lifelong learning and provide education opportunities for both staff and Verity members.” Sherry is a NAFCU-certified regulatory compliance officer and a 2008 graduate of the Executive Development Program, University of Washington. Today, Sherry is responsible for branch and call center operations as well as continuous member feedback through surveys and direct contact. “Our goal is to make the branches conducive to their communities they’re in rather than making them all identical,” she explains. Originally from Canada, Sherry is a devoted patron of Seattle Arts and Lecture, Meany Theater World Dance and the Edmonds Sno-Isle Public Library.