Tuesday, March 14, 2023

SECU New Culture, New Direction - Gym Haze


https://i2.wp.com/naturalsciences.org/images/sliders/museum_facade.jpgJust in case some of you missed the remark awhile back about the gym at SECU. A commenter got a little hyper over a new executive gym which had just been installed in the basement of the SECU home office building on Salisbury Street in Raleigh.

But the point of his ire was a bit "hazy", so here's the rest of the story. You need to know that the SECU home office is located dead center among all the State museums, State Capitol, Governor's Mansion and the State Legislature  - truly ground zero for every schoolkid's first road trip to Raleigh. Teachers bring kids by the thousands every year from all across the State. Madness reigns for weeks - a spectacle of blue jeans, braces, and beleaguered chaperones!

Well, SECU has a kids starter savings account called the "Fat Cat " account - 'cause at SECU the kids come first (they're the real "A"-paper members, even without a credit score!). At a bank if you've got a bunch of money you're a fatcat. At SECU, you just need to be 12 years old or less (because when you become a teenager you turn into a li-Zard member - don't worry your parents get it!)                                                                          

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-enIelOt6U9Y/UBiEOqLCvWI/AAAAAAAABBE/jsf3zbcTvNo/s1600/fatcat.pngWhen SECU built the building several years ago, it took the advice of several advisory board members who were teachers and added a Fat Cat room in the basement. The space encompassed a large area where school groups could sit to eat their bag lunches - and most importantly a whole host of bathrooms. Rainy days would pack the room to the great relief of all the road-trippers.

The Fat Cat haven is now gone. Replaced this year with exercise equipment for New Culture, New Direction senior executives! 

Purr-dy sure what the commenter was upset about...aren't you?!





  1. I am beginning to wonder where my money as a member is going! Why would the BOD allow frivolous spending! Very concerning!

  2. Who has access to gym? I never knew we had one! Did we spend member monies on gym equipment for the elite few?

  3. Spending our members money on a gym instead of paying your employees more during a recession? Smart! Innovative! Jim Hayes, you never stop letting us down! Can’t wait for what’s next!

  4. That room benefitted the community. Based on other recent SECU changes, I'm not too surprised, though.

  5. Leadership could have learned a lot about the how and why of SECU. Leadership chose outside opinions. Now appears the BOD did not care about the how and why either.

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    1. So by “light”….what are you referencing?