Once again, executives at the $1.8 billion Travis Credit Unionin Vacaville, Calif., left the office, bought supplies and headedout for a day of hands-on volunteer service, in this case paintinga transition house at Mission Solano. The workday wrapped up amulti-day leadership planning retreat for the credit union.“Volunteering in the community is part of our promise to be anactive and supportive community partner,” said Patsy Van Ouwerkerk,president/CEO of the 185,000-member Travis CU. “This year'scommunity service project, made a difference in the lives of theindividuals who currently live in Mission Solano's transitionalhousing. It was a very worthwhile project.” In previousyears, the credit union did work for Habitat for Humanity and theFood Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.

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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 homeat Mission Solano.

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Here, Barry Nelson, senior vice president of member services,and Lila Dressen, executive vice president, stretch out to paintthe trim.

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Climbing the corporate ladder wasn't the focus here. Climbingthe ladder to paint was.

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Here's the transitional living house before the team got towork.

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Here's the finished product.

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The Travis CU team in front of the house they had just finishedgiving a new look.

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