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75th Anniversary

75th Anniversary

Celebrating 75 Years

Since 1943, Alta Vista Credit Union has been providing financial solutions to help our members save and receive competitive loans. While we started out small and have had a few different names, one of the things that remains unchanged is our commitment to looking out for your best interest.

In honor of our 75th anniversary, Alta Vista will be offering special member incentives with charitable donations throughout 2018. Each quarter, we’ll be offering different promotions, centered around a few of our credit unions’ most popular products and services. Members eligible for the quarterly campaigns will have the opportunity to win cash prizes from the monthly, quarterly and year-end drawings. Alta Vista will "give back" to the community by donating money to a local charity for each member that qualifies for each quarterly campaign drawing.

A year-end sweepstakes of $2,500 will be held in January 2019. Members that are entered in the quarterly campaign drawings will be entered in the year-end sweepstakes. Members will be given one entry into the year-end sweepstakes per each quarterly campaign drawing they were eligible to enter.

This page will be updated throughout the year for each quarterly campaign.

Alta Vista Visa Credit Card Offer (Jan 1 – Mar 31, 2018)

From January 1, 2018 through March 31, 2018, Alta Vista Credit Union members will be given the opportunity to win cash through Alta Vista’s Visa Credit Card program. All members that open new Alta Vista Visa credit card accounts during the months of January, February or March will qualify for a monthly drawing of $75.00 during the month that the account was opened. All Alta Vista Visa credit card holders can also gain entries into the monthly drawings with a minimum $500 balance transfer and/or cash advance (a maximum one entry per member for each month). All entries into the January, February and/or March monthly drawings will also go toward a quarterly drawing of $250 and the year-end drawing of $2,500.

Alta Vista will also give $3.00 to Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House for every member that qualifies for the quarter-end drawing*.

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* $3.00 per entry into the Q1 Visa campaign quarterly drawing up to $750 will be given to the Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House.

Credit Union History:

1943: San Bernardino Army Air Depot Employees Credit Union was established to serve civilians working at the San Bernardino Army Air Field, later named Norton Air Force Base.

1952: The credit union’s name was changed to San Bernardino Federal Employees Credit Union.

1959: The bylaws were changed to include military personnel stationed at Norton Air Force Base. Following that, the immediate families of current members were made eligible. We continued to add military and civil service groups, retirees of those groups and their immediate families.

1973: The credit union’s name was changed to Norton Air Force Base Credit Union.

1994: Norton Air Force Base closed due to budgetary cuts for the military. Before the base closed, we expanded our field of membership and included 40 different SEG groups from companies in the area as well as included any military or federal employee anywhere in the world. We renamed the credit union to The Norton Credit Union.

1999: We added a geographical area that served as a basis for community charter change. We also expanded the eligibility to include “any family member of any person listed as eligible in the field of membership, including spouses, children, parents, grandparents, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, etc.” This provided us the ability to better serve our communities. We renamed the credit union to Norton Community Credit Union.

2007: We changed our name from Norton Community Credit Union to Alta Vista Credit Union so that we could honor our military roots, while promoting growth in our geographic area. Alta Vista represents “view from above” and “high view”, which symbolizes pilots looking down from our air force heritage, and the view of the mountains throughout the east valley.

2008: We relocated to our beautiful new corporate headquarters building in Redlands, California.

2018: We are celebrating 75 years of service to our local communities to show our appreciation for the support we have received from our membership!

Alta Vista Credit Union is committed to providing your family with the Credit Union Difference.

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