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    .c. C~EVIT U ~I()~ IST 11 i JUNE. 1951 PUBLISHED IN VANCOUVER, B. C. ~., VOL X, No. 6

    Convention - Vancouver, B. C June 20 - 23, 1951

    OFFICIAL PUBLICATION

    of the

    B.C. CREDIT UNION LEAGUE Affiliated with C.U.N.A.

    Ten Cents Per Copy - $1.00 Per Year

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    II • • • •

    to the

    Credit Union Services

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    • On the opening of their new quarters at 68 East Broad- way for the convenience of their Credit Union members. A further convenience and accommodation for the membership is the fact that applications for Fire and Au~omobile Insurance can be received at the new Credit Union Services offices on behalf of CHRISTIE AGENCIES LIMITED.

    • REMEMBER THE 10% SAVING ON AUTOMOBILE

    INSUR~~CE to ~hich you are entitled if you have been dr1v1ng an insured vehicle for the previous 12 months without a loss.

    • Christie Agencies Limited

    General Insurance Managers 611 - 525 Seymour Street

    VICTORIA FRANK G. GREENWAY Room 7 - 605 Courtney St.

    Office E 7722 - Night B 1659

    Phone Vancouver, B.C.

    MArine 2188 NEW WESTMINSTER

    R. M. DEY Room 1, B.C.E. Bldg.

    N.W. 4531

    CREDIT UNIONIST - JUNE, 1951

    EDITORIAL

    Because I have been given much, I, too, shall give

    Because of thy great Bounty, LMd, Each day I live I shall divide my gifts from Thee With every brother that I see Who has the need of help from me.

    Because I have been sheltered, fed By T by good care I cannot see another's lack And I not share My glowing Fire, my loaf of Bread, My roof's safe shelter overhead That he, too, may be comforted.

    The above lines were read at the opening of the Credit U nion National Association Convention. The reader was Joe DeRamus, a man of deep understand- ing, rich in human sympathy, a poet in his own right and as you would expect, a leader in the credit u nion movement. The spoken word added much to these simple and beautiful lines and the sentime~ts ex- pressed, typifying as they do the idealism of our movement hovered like a benefice over the delibera- tions of the delegates gathered from all parts of the North American continent to chart the future course of Credit Unionism.

    8. C. C1-et/it 1,/1ticniJ t

    Official Organ

    of the

    B.C. CREDIT

    UN ION

    LEAGUE, INC.

    League Office:

    96 E. BROADWAY

    VANCOUVER, B.C.

    Phone FA. 2427

    THRIFT

    LEAGUE OFFICERS

    President .................... Jim Wallace 1st Vice-President .......... F. Filgiono 2nd Vice-President .... F. Humphrey Secretory ................ Mrs. V. Rodger Suppl ies ........................ A. W. Copp

    ED ITOR IAL BOARD

    R. A. Monrufe t, Jim Gaunt, Jim Wallace, Mory Maharg, Alice

    McMynn, J eon Archibold and Geo. Rasmussen.

    league Managing Directar .................................................. R. A. Monrufet league Educational Director ................................................ Jeon Archibo ld Advertising Agents .................................................. Prov inciol Pub lications

    4 - 2230 Granville St., Vancouver, B.C. r 1 • PHONES: I

    FAirmont 2427- B.C. Cred it Union League and Supplies Dept. B.C. Cred it Unionist. FAirmont 231 1-B.C. Central Credit Unio n, R. Rob inson. FAirmont 7275- C. U. & C. Health Services Society. CHerry 1832- Advertising. (Authorized as Second Closs Moil by the Post Office Dept., Ottawa)

    CREDIT UNIONIST - JUNE, 1951

    Because love has been lavished so Upon me Lord, A wealth I know that was not meant, For me to hoard I shall give love to those in need The cold and hungry clothe and feed; Thus shall I show my thanks indeed.

    - Grace Noll Crowell.

    Our own convention will be held this month. Delegates, leaders of the credit union movement in British Columbia will gather to discuss the progress made in the past year and plan for the coming year. All those attending will be ardent Credit Unionists, and being ardent Credit Unionists they will be ideal- ists, for the roots of the movement are deeply em- bedded in the p hilosophy of the Brotherhood of M an. Any conclusions arrived at, any decisions made will be motivated by the spirit of Service, by the belief that credit unions lead to a better way of life.

    Let our convention, then, be held in the spirit and sentiment expressed in the above verse. Let it be our dedication to our less fortunate brothers- let it be the motivating force in all our actions, not only at the convention, but in all our future credit union activities. Let us always be able to say and really mean: "Because I have been given much, I, too, shall

    give."

    J , W. WALLACE

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    Women} Point of View

    In these days. when most of us are just keeping one jump ahead of the well- known High Cost of Living, even a minor sickness is a major calamity, and can work havoc with the most carefully planned budget. That's why Credit Union and Co-op members are fortunate in being able to avail them- selves of the protection provided by their own healrh plan.

    The C.U.&C. was founded on Oct- ober 3, 1946, and has built up to a present membership of over four thous- and, giving a total coverage to over twelve thousand people. During the past year seven thousand claims were paid, totalling $103,000.00. The C.U.&C. is a medical and surgical service de- signed for Credit Union and Co-op members-a non-profit organization ab- solutely controlled by them. They con- trol the amount of dues, the benefits and the operating expenses. They elect delegates to the annual meeting, held in conjunction with the B.C. Credit Union League and the B.C. Central Credit Union, to make plans for rhe coming year. Every quarter the C.U.&C. reports to the joint board on the activities during the past three months. A medical director is employed to make sure that all doctors' accounts are rendered in the correct manner, and that all charges are reasonable.

    The staff of four girls in the C.U.&.C. offices work together happily and har- moniously under the direction of the manager, T. H. Wiltshire--which says much for Mr. Wiltshire's tact and di- plomacy! They all enjoy the work and think Mr. Wiltshire is a wonderful boss.

    Anne Lee is in charge of the office and looks after all the claims. Anne is English, wirh the lovely English com- plexion, prematurely silvered hair and gray eyes. Her soft, well-modulated voice still bears a trace of her York- shire origin. She came to B.C. two years ago to visit relatives and liked it so well she stayed, but she plans to go home someday "for a visit, anyway." She has won prizes at the Exhibition for her embroidery and leather work, and has done some really lovely em- broidered and appliqued pictures, and interesting hammered copper work.

    Anne is very much interested in her work at the C.U.&C." The C.U.&C. and the Credit Union League work together very well for the benefit of rhe mem- bers, and more and more members of the Credit Unions and Co-ops are tak- ing advantage of the benefits provided by their own health services. There is

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    BY MARY MAHARG

    a great need for medical insurance to- day, as the high cost of illness works great hardship on the average working person. I have studied other health insurance plans and am convinced that the C.U.&C. is way ahead of most of the others, giving more benefits at lower rates."

    Ruth Bolin, C.U.&.C. receptionists, will be Mrs. Jim Gauld by the time this appears in print. She is being mar- ried on June lst in the chapel at St. Andrew's-Wesley Church. She is wear- ing a white lace dress and veil, and, with her brown hair, grey eyes and dimples, she will be a very attractive bride! After a honeymoon in the Cariboo, Mr. and Mrs. Gauld are settling down to do- mesticity in a house they have bought near Knight Road and Kingsway, and Ruth is looking forward to combining homemaking and a career-with the help of a new Mixmaster, frig., etc.

    She says she likes her job too well to give it up.

    "I feel that here at the C.U.&C. we are rendering a real service to Credit Union and Co-op members," said Ruth. "No family can afford to be without adequate medical protection. The C.U.&C. provides that protection for members and their families at the lowest possible rates."

    Anne Alekson and Audrey Bonnett are both eighteen and both live on

    Lulu Island. They were school churns and both started to work for the C.U.&C. about a year ago, Anne as stenographer and Audrey as ledger keeper. They are both vivacious and fuU of fun, like clothes, · hiking, dancing bowling, skiing, swimming-and bo~ friends. Anne admits to being a bit fickle, but has a new boy friend who is "very interesting." Audrey has just had one boy friend for the past ten months, which is really going steady at eighteen! She likes to play the piano but " just for fun-not seriously." '

    In appearance, they are a direct con. trast, although they are both very, very pretty. Anne is tall, with fair, curly hair and gray eyes. Audrey is petite, with very dark hair and eyes. The girls are good workers and enthusiastic about their jobs at the C.U.&C.

    "I've learned a lot about the Credit Union movement in the last year," said Anne "And I think it's wonderful to be part of such a moveme