Today, ICON Credit Union is recognized as a leader amongst its credit union peers throughout the United States and Idaho. For several years (most recently June 2009), we have ranked in the top 5% of credit unions nationally for “Return to Members”, which is a statistic that evaluates the ratio of what we return to members out of what we earn. We return our earnings to members in the form of favorable loan and savings rates and competitively priced products and services. For instance, compared to our credit union peers in the Northwest, we pay an average of 33% more dividends on shares.
Icon is currently the ninth largest credit union in Idaho with $135.2 million in assets and serves 14,818 members at five branches located in Idaho and Oregon. Throughout the years, we have earned the reputation of being a mentor for smaller Idaho credit unions and have been approached by multiple credit unions over the years to consider being a merger partner. Our credit union is a past recipient of the Better Business Bureau’s prestigious Integrity Counts! Award, given annually to select businesses in our community, those of which exemplify integrity.
Over the years we have had over 150 volunteers dedicate their time and effort to help guide our credit union towards success; many of them like me -- employees, or former employees, of ITD. Since the very nature of credit unions is people helping people as a not-for-profit financial cooperative, our volunteers have been, and continue to be, critical in guiding Icon towards continued success. Personally, I view the time I have spent as a volunteer as a wonderful opportunity to be a part of a successful, growing, and quality financial institution.
I want to thank you, members of my ITD family, for your past support of Idahy and going forward, your continued support of Icon Credit Union. You are an important part of the credit union’s past and its future. As we look at how much our credit union has changed over the years, we reflect on how appreciative we are to our charter members and our select employer group of ITD
We are proud that we are viewed as a respected credit union in the areas we serve, and are looking forward to the expanded products, services, and technology we will be able to provide with our growth in the upcoming years. ITD and their families were our primary field of membership for over 30 years, and even though only 19 percent of our membership is now from ITD and ITD families, we still hold you near and dear to our hearts for your insight 58 years ago to form our special credit union.
We recognize the recent name change has been difficult for some, and we hope you’ll understand how our credit union has changed over the years, and why this change was important in serving our wide range of members and communities today
It is our mission to continue to nurture the trusted relationship in us that you rely on, today and in the future. We also look forward to letting others in our communities know about the “best kept secret” of ICON Credit Union and inviting them to be a part of our credit union family.
Pat Marler, Chairman