RMJ Quarterly Newsletter

Second Quarter 2018

Welcome to the RMJ Foundation Newsletter

We are pleased to present our quarterly newsletter, to keep you updated on the various activities and programs here at the RMJ Foundation. Enjoy!

Bite of Reality!

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The RMJ Foundation recently partnered with SchoolsFirst FCU to bring the students at Learn4Life a "Bite." Learn4Life is a continuation school that gives teens and young adults a chance to earn their high school diploma. All the volunteers really got into their role and turned each station into their own personal shop, which enhanced the experience for the students. There was a lot of laughter and many "Ah-Ha" moments for the participants.

Bite of Reality event  

Credit unions have delivered the Bite of Reality program 111 times already this year and have reached more than 13,000 students. We are proud to bring this program to credit unions and change kids' lives through financial education.

In August we will hold two Facilitator's Workshops. One in Sacramento on August 14 and one in Ontario on August 15. For location and details please contact Jenn Lucas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Is your credit union offering Bite of Reality in your community? Check out this list of credit unions offering the program.

How's the financial health of your members?

Did you know that a full 41% of Americans say they couldn't come up with $400 to pay an unexpected expense? And it's not just "them" – it's "us," according to the National Credit Union Foundation. Here's the link to the work it did with the Center for Financial Services Innovation in 2017 showing just that:  https://www.ncuf.coop/how-we-help/improving-people-s-financial-health/financial-health-check-up-aggregation.cmsx. Also, here's the most recent Federal Reserve SHED report that shows how households are doing with their economic decision-making.

If you're interested in measuring the financial health of your members, CFSI will be hosting a webinar on best practices in financial health measurement on July 11th from Noon – 1 pm (CDT).

17th Annual RMJ/CU Direct Golf Classic—Register Today!

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There is still time to join us on August 20th! We have packages available for every budget, from a single golfer up to a Diamond sponsor. To see a list of sponsorship opportunities and to register today, visit rmjgolfclasssic.com.

2018 CREDIT UNION TRAIN at the Garden Railroad of the LA County Fair

Each year the RMJ Foundation partners with the Garden Railroad to showcase sponsoring credit unions at the CU Train during the LA County Fair. The railroad runs in the center of the fair from August 31 to September 23, 2018. This is a great way to promote your credit union to the thousands of people that visit the fair each year.  If you are interested in having your credit union join the train, please contact Jenn Lucas for information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Credit Union Train

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We are thrilled to announce that this year's Donor Appreciation Gala will be sponsored exclusively by Strategic Resource Management, or SRM!

"It is an honor and a pleasure to align ourselves with the RMJ Foundation to advance financial education programs for the next generation. It is a cause near and dear to our hearts in our everyday mission to help organizations achieve financial well-being," said Brad Downs CEO of Strategic Resource Management.

We'll be celebrating our donors, as well as the successes of the Foundation in 2018 at the OHM Lab in Hollywood on November 6. Invitations will go out in early fall.

Out and About

The RMJ Foundation has been out and about, and it's been great to see many of you at the various events we've attended. We were pleased to be invited to a number of chapter meetings to participate in your RMJ fundraising activities – a special shout-out to Tri-County, Orange County and East Bay chapters for the fun events!

During Financial Literacy Month, we attended FinHealth18, and had the opportunity to showcase our Bite of Reality App to credit unions across the country – as well as to learn about how credit union can and do address the financial health of their members.

We were also pleased with the opportunity to present at the Southern California Credit Union Alliance's (SCCUA's) annual conference and encourage more credit unions to offer Bite of Reality in their communities.


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Upcoming Events
Friday, July 27 Bite of Reality Pasadena, CA
July 23-26 NYIB Conference Charlotte, NY
Tuesday, August 14 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sacramento, CA
Wednesday August 15 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ontario, CA
Monday, August 20 RMJ / CU Direct Golf Tournament Dana Point, CA


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