Quarterly Newsletter

                       Changing Kids’ Lives Through Financial Education 

Third Quarter 2019

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

Facilitators Workshop
On September 18th and 19th we held our semi-annual Facilitators Training/Workshops for California and Nevada credit unions.

We trained 11 new facilitators from 8 different credit unions, discussed Bite of Reality App updates, and shared best practices. Jason Anderson, College and Career Consultant for Community America Credit Union, joined the Sacramento workshop and gave the attendees a great presentation on Generation Z and how they view finances and the world today.

BOR Events
In the third quarter of 2019 we had 45 BOR events reaching roughly 3,200 students. We are on our way to meet our goal of reaching 28,000 students.

Valley First and Credit Union of Southern California have recently joined the Bite of Reality team and are working on putting together their first events.

RMJ Partners with FBLA – Future Business Leaders of America
The RMJ Foundation is proud to team up with FBLA, a high school program that focuses on building future business leaders, to bring the Bite of Reality program to their chapters. We look forward to matching up credit unions in California with their local FBLA chapter.

We will also be attending the FBLA annual conference in northern and southern California. We will team up with local credit unions (still to be determined) and have Bite of Reality as a breakout session for students and teachers at the conferences. If you would like to join us and volunteer, please contact Jenn Lucas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Northern California Conference:
Marriott Hotel, Santa Clara, CA:  Saturday, October 19, 2019

Southern California Conference:
Doubletree Hotel Anaheim/Orange County, Orange, CA:  Saturday, November 16, 2019

RMJ Out and About

K-love Interview
Tena was interviewed by Richard Hunt of K-LOVE and Air1 about Bite of Reality. You can listed to the podcast here: https://ww2.klove.com/news/positive-people/financial-reality-fairs-teens-experience-money-lessons-for-real-life-4576

Redwood Credit Union Day of Impact
In preparation for Redwood Credit Union’s Oct.14 Day of Impact, we spent a morning with the senior team, training them on how to be a Bite of Reality facilitator. The credit union plans to spend the Columbus Day holiday sending the entire staff out to high schools throughout its footprint, providing Bite of Reality workshops simultaneously.


2019 RMJ Appreciation Gala

RMJ Appreciation Gala  

The RMJ Appreciation Gala presented by ASI is just around the corner!

Invitations went out earlier this month to qualifying donors.

We look forward to an evening of celebrating!

18th Annual RMJ/CU Direct Golf Classic at Monarch Beach and Resort

This year’s golf tournament was a hit! We raised $75,000 to benefit the Foundation.

The Kinecta team won the tournament and everyone enjoyed a beautiful day by the beach.

Click here to see photos from this year’s event

18th Annual RMJ/CU Direct Golf Classic

Credit Union Train at the LA County Fair

Credit Union Train


This year’s Credit Union Train ran from August 30 to September 23 at the LA County Fair. We had 21 credit unions participate, running 24 cars!

A special thank you to our sponsors, SchoolsFirst, CO-OP Financial Services, PacTrans, SCE and CU Direct.



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Upcoming Events
October 14 Redwood Credit Union Day of Impact Santa Rosa, CA
October 17 RMJ Board Meeting Teleconference
October 19 FLBA Conference Santa Clara, CA
October 26–30 REACH Conference Monterey, CA
October 27 RMJ Appreciation Monterey, CA
November 16 FBLA Conference Santa Ana, CA


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