Once again, executives at the $1.8 billion Travis Credit Union in Vacaville, Calif., left the office, bought supplies and headed out for a day of hands-on volunteer service, in this case painting a transition house at Mission Solano. The workday wrapped up a multi-day leadership planning retreat for the credit union. “Volunteering in the community is part of our promise to be an active and supportive community partner,” said Patsy Van Ouwerkerk, president/CEO of the 185,000-member Travis CU. “This year’s community service project, made a difference in the lives of the individuals who currently live in Mission Solano’s transitional housing. It was a very worthwhile project.” In previous years, the credit union did work for Habitat for Humanity and the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.
From left, Mark Vinella, director of compliance, Misun Thompson, vice president of collections, investments and insurance services, and President/CEO Patsy Van Ouwerkerk work on the transition home at Mission Solano.
Here, Barry Nelson, senior vice president of member services, and Lila Dressen, executive vice president, stretch out to paint the trim.
Climbing the corporate ladder wasn’t the focus here. Climbing the ladder to paint was.
Here’s the transitional living house before the team got to work.
Here’s the finished product.
The Travis CU team in front of the house they had just finished giving a new look.