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November 7, 2023   •   News  

SAFE, Board Chair Commended for Credit Union Advocacy Efforts

Folsom, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2023) – The California and Nevada Credit Union League is recognizing SAFE Credit Union’s commitment to advocate for credit union members and their communities with three awards this year.

The organization named SAFE as the “California Advocate Credit Union of the Year,” and awarded the credit union with its “Social Impact Award.” SAFE Board Chair Terrance Tremelling also received the group’s “Volunteer of the Year Award.”

SAFE Board Director Ryan Larkin pose with advocacy and social impact awards Former SAFE Credit Union CEOs Dave Roughton and Henry Wirz, with SAFE Board Chair Terrance Tremelling, SAFE President and CEO Faye Nabhani, SAFE Vice President of Community Relations and Financial Education Rebecca Delmundo, and SAFE Board Director Ryan Larkin pose with advocacy and social impact awards.

“We are proud to be recognized for our commitment to the credit union movement that provides Californians with affordable access to the tools and services helping them to make confident financial decisions,” says SAFE Credit Union President and Chief Executive Officer Faye Nabhani. “We are thrilled that SAFE’s community and social impact work in the Greater Sacramento region is being recognized on a statewide scale.”

The California and Nevada Credit Union League represent not-for-profit and member-owned financial institutions. Advocating for policies that allow credit unions to continue impact the lives of their members, is a primary focus. There are 270 credit unions in California.

The league presented the honors during its 2023 REACH Conference. SAFE’s advocacy award recognizes the credit union’s commitment to drive political action to further credit union policies. The social impact award, spotlights SAFE’s work to make a difference in communities and to enhance members’ lives.

Highlighting his achievements, Board Chair Tremelling’s award showcases his passion to volunteer on behalf of credit unions while inspiring others to do the same. He says the award renews his commitment to “protecting members’ financial information and helping them to build their financial freedom.”

SAFE Board Chair Terrance Tremelling receiving award SAFE Board Chair Terrance Tremelling receives the California and Nevada Credit Union League's "Volunteer of the Year" award.

“The landscape is constantly changing in today’s financial industry,” says Tremelling, adding his commitment to credit unions in part springs from being entrusted with lending opportunities from a credit union despite lacking a credit history at a young age. 

“We have a duty to our members to ensure their interests are protected. And through the efforts of our industry associates such as the California Credit Union League and the Credit Union National Association, we are given the opportunity to reach out to our government representatives and to share our message,” he says.

SAFE Credit Union Board Chairperson Terrance Tremelling photo SAFE Credit Union Board Chairperson Terrance Tremelling

A longtime Sacramento County and Orangevale resident, Tremelling is a Sacramento State University alum, graduating with a bachelor's degree in business administration.  

The California and Nevada Credit Union League also awarded Tremelling its prestigious J. Alvin George Outstanding Volunteer Award for 2020. 

In addition to the awards, SAFE Credit Union Vice President of Community Relations and Financial Education Rebecca Delmundo joined the REACH conference as a panelist during its “Credit Union Success Stories” forum.

REACH conference panel discussion photo Comunidad Latina Federal Credit Union Azul Sanchez, Valley Strong Credit Union Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Director Erin Estelle, and SAFE Credit Union Vice President of Community Relations and Financial Education Rebecca Delmundo speak during a REACH conference panel discussion.

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About SAFE

SAFE Credit Union has made members an integral part of its vision since 1940. Over the years the credit union has kept the focus on what really matters, putting members first, a formula that has seen SAFE grow into a leading financial institution in Northern California with $4.7 billion in assets and about 236,000 members. SAFE crafts every cutting-edge product and sterling service with members’ needs foremost in mind. In addition to banking services conveniently available through online, chat, mobile, or phone options, SAFE offers in-person services for members and small businesses at service centers across the Greater Sacramento region. SAFE is a not-for-profit, state-chartered credit union with membership open to businesses and individuals living or working in Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Sutter, Butte, Nevada, Solano, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Yuba, Amador, and Alameda counties. Insured by NCUA.


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