As you likely read about in a recent email and letter from SESLOC, we are officially working on a conversion and transition to restore Bill Pay services to our former Bill Pay service provider in early 2024. We are very disappointed in the February 2023 Bill Pay service (the current bill pay service) as it lacked many standard features that we contracted for and is especially inconvenient for our eBill users. We appreciate your patience as we negotiated with our current and former bill pay service providers to restore the functionality and ease-of-use we all expect. The implementation will require several months of thorough testing, extensive quality control checks, and robust training with our staff and members to ensure the quality and functionality of the system. Our team will be sending ongoing communications to you each month (or more as needed) to let you know status and progress of this conversion. This information will also be readily available for you on our website, sesloc.org.
It’s a wonderful time of year on the Central Coast with back to school and outdoor activities–many community events are held to take advantage of the warm weather we are lucky to have well into the fall season. Recently, we welcomed new students at Allan Hancock’s BowWow and Cal Poly’s WOW events and greeted families at Santa Maria’s Day in the Park event. SESLOC was also on the scene at one of Santa Maria’s weekly Downtown Fridays event, where we gave a hearty meal to all of the city’s first responders and their families to thank them for their hard work and service to the community. We presented financial education seminars to young adult members in our local California Conservation Corps and recognized local nonprofit volunteers with our “SESLOC Cares for Community” award, which airs on News Channel 12. In keeping with this theme of celebrating and honoring our People & Place, please join me in recognizing National Hispanic Heritage Month, which acknowledges the rich cultural contributions of Hispanics in our community.
At SESLOC, our primary goal is to help you and your family achieve your financial goals. We also strive to be the kind of organization you are proud of—which is a place that also cares for our friends and neighbors. We thank those who were able to donate to our ”Give a Child a Book” fundraiser in partnership with KSBY, which is a fantastic way to encourage childhood literacy amongst those who need it the most.
And in a final close, thank you for your loyal membership. We appreciate the kind messages you sent during our I Love My Credit Union Day event this past July. Wishing you a joyous holiday season!