Of all the Cooperative Principles, perhaps the most unusual and inspiring is Principle #6, Cooperation Among Cooperatives. When co-ops join forces, we accomplish some amazing things. What better time to celebrate cooperation for the greater good than on Earth Day!
On Saturday, April 23, Verity Credit Union, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union and Seattle REI will partner with the Student Conservation Association, UW Botanic Gardens and Seattle Parks and Recreation for a day of fun restoration projects at the Washington Park Arboretum.

And, be sure to get there early. We are giving away free, one-of-a-kind event t-shirts for the first 50 Verity Credit Union members!

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2011

Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm

Location: 2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle, WA 98112

What to Bring: Bring a water bottle, sack lunch, snacks, travel mug for a hot drink, sunscreen, rain gear, long pants and long sleeves for protection, layers of clothing, and boots/sturdy shoes. If you have a favorite pair of work gloves, please bring them. Students under 18 need to bring a signed waiver/permission to participate if parent/guardian not present. SCA can provide the waiver in advance. Tools, gloves and project materials will be provided.

Sign the Waiver

Please download and sign this waiver and bring it to the event.

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Melina Young

My name is Melina Young and I am the director of marketing at Verity Credit Union. I love everything to do with marketing, advertising, public relations and social media – especially all the research that goes into making a product or service really work for our members and making sure the right people hear about it. In addition to my time spent marketing, I have a blog and write about celiac disease, which I was diagnosed with in 2010. Basically, I can’t eat any of those foods we all love that are made with wheat, barley or rye.

I have also recently started running and completed my first 5k in 2011. Some people may not know that I used to do a lot of acting, dancing and singing in my life. I was in a Nike commercial with Gary Payton in junior high (if anyone ever finds the footage please send it my way!) and I used to compete as an opera singer in high school. I almost majored in musical theater in college, but I’m very glad with my decision to study marketing!

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