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Fortune Finders | Winter 2019 Wescom Credit Union

Did You Know?

Supporting the communities we serve to help build better lives.

$32,665.17 donated by Wescom, WeCare, and our members to support the victims of the Woolsey fires in Los Angeles and Ventura counties and the Borderline tragedy in Thousand Oaks.

The Making of Money

When you go to the store and buy things, you pay for it with money. Sometimes you use coins, like pennies or quarters, and other times you use paper money, like dollar bills. You can also take money from your Wescom account at an ATM or Wescom branch, but ever wonder where that money comes from first? Well, the U.S. Government is in charge of making coins and bills. The U.S. Mint makes coins, while the U.S. Bureau of Engraving, makes paper money.

The first step to making paper money starts with a designer creating sketches. Depending on the currency, a different U.S. Presidents' face is used in the design. Then, one design is chosen to be made into money. To make the money safer and hard to reproduce, the government adds security design features, such as an image of a face that can only been seen when held up to a light.

Next, the design is engraved onto a plate. The single plate is copied many times onto a bigger plate to print many bills at one time. The big plate is then covered with special black, green, or sometimes metallic ink and pressed onto a blend of cotton and linen paper. Each sheet of bills requires 72 hours to dry per side.

Finally, after a careful inspection, the sheets are cut into individual bills, wrapped with labels, stacked, sorted, and delivered to banks.

Federally Insured by NCUA

Wescom Has a New Branch!

Our 23rd branch located at 5495 E. La Palma Ave. Anaheim, CA 92807 features:

  • A tech-forward design
  • Walk-up and drive-up ATMs
  • An on-site coin booth

WeCare Foundation

6 charities WeCare will focus on in 2019:

  • The Unforgettables Foundation
  • The Arc Los Angeles & Orange Counties
  • AbilityFirst
  • Free Arts
  • House of Ruth
  • POPs the Club

Learn more about each of these charities.


Wescom Fortune Finders

Hello Fortune Finders,

Liz here — I've been traveling all over Southern California visiting Wescom branches, going to community parades, festivals and fairs, and volunteering at charity events. Just look at all of the things I've seen — how many times can you spot me on the map?


Answer: 8

Fortune Finders Benefits

Your Fortune Finders Account offers rewards and features that encourage healthy savings habits for the New Year. Let's take a look.

  • Fee-free savings — we waive the fee!
  • ATM Card with $100 daily withdrawal limit
  • Option to open a fee-free Wescom Checking Account with a Wescom Visa® Debit Card
  • View eStatements in eBranch to watch your account grow
  • Option to open College Saver Certificates

Holiday Closures

All Wescom branches and the Member Service Center will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 21
  • President's Day, February 18