Register here for our Throwback Thursday Member Party on April 20. Bring a friend and join us at the SRP PERA Club PAVILION. We'll transport you back in time with giveaways and activities from decades past. A short business meeting will kick off the festivities. Enjoy appetizers, drinks and special dessert treats. Plus, enter to WIN great prizes.
Whether you've been a member for 70 minutes or 70 years, tell us why you love the credit union! Your story may be shared throughout the year and included in our 70th Anniversary Celebration. (First names only of course!)
Join the fun on our Facebook page! Follow our 70 fun facts posts and try your luck at our Winning Wednesday contests now through April 12. Comment on the weekly post and you'll be automatically entered to WIN!
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#1 A 70th anniversary is commonly known as the Platinum Anniversary.
#2 Cheetahs are the world's fastest mammals. They can run 70 mph but only for short distances.
#3 The SRP Water Temple Building served as the original home of Altier CU in 1947.
#4 Antarctica contains 70% of the world's freshwater in the form of glaciers and ice caps.
#5 Founded in 1947, Altier CU began as the vision of eight forward-thinking employees of the Salt River Valley Water Users Association.
#6 A man or woman who has lived for 70 years is called a septuagenarian.
#7 In 1947, you could mail a card or letter via the United States Postal Service for just 3 cents.
#8 By the time you turn 70, your heart will have beat over two and a half billion times!
#9 Tupperware and the "Tupperware Party" were invented by Earl Tupper in 1947.
#10 In Olympic archery, the targets are 70 meters from the archers.
#11 In 1947, the President of the United State was Harry S. Truman.
#12 In 1970, The Who became the first act to perform rock music at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
#13 For added realism, the hump and harness costume used in the 1923 silent movie "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" weighed 70 pounds.
#14 Copyright protection lasts for the life of the author plus an additional 70 years.
#15 In 1947, the Yankees beat the Dodgers in seven games in the first ever televised World Series.
#16 The lowest temperature ever recorded was -70 degrees centigrade in Yakutsk, Russia.
#17 The first computer "bug" was a moth that was stuck in a Harvard Mark II computer in 1947.
#18 Americans cooking the classic Irish staple, corned beef and cabbage, leads to a 70% increase is cabbage shipments during the week of St. Patrick's Day.
#19 NASCAR driver J.D. McDuffie, was known for driving car #70 and holds the record for most starts in NASCAR's top level without a win.
Founded in 1947, Altier began as the vision of eight forward-thinking employees of the Salt River Valley Water Users Association.
The Water Temple Building (pictured left), was built in
1920, and served as the original home of Altier Credit Union.
Image Courtesy of SRP Research Archives
Today, membership has expanded to over 18,000 members and is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Maricopa County, Page and St. Johns AZ.
With five full-service branches in Arizona and a network of over 80,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide, Altier provides a complete line of financial services. We're trusted, strong and local - just as we've always been!