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Credit Union Awarding $5,000 in Scholarships

Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 03:04 PM

Aberdeen, SD – Aberdeen Federal Credit Union (Aberdeen FCU) is awarding (5) five $1,000 scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic school year to Aberdeen FCU members attending a two or four year post secondary accredited college or university or a technical/vocational school.
Applications are available at The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

golfSummerville, SC – On Friday, April 4th, Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union hosted their 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation in Summerville to benefit the American Cancer Society. The event raises community awareness and helps fund better ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer. This year’s tournament raised $12,000.
Over 50 players joined local businesses and industry leaders to show their support through personal donations and corporate sponsorships. “Heritage Trust has been a longtime supporter of the American Cancer Society and the Relay for Life event. The Annual Charity Golf Tournament is our way of raising funds to help combat this terrible disease that has [...]

Credit Union Supports Financial Literacy in the Classroom

Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 03:04 PM

Heidi and surfboardParents today are regularly encouraged to talk to their children about substance abuse, sex, and bullying. And while those topics are important to the overall well-being of everyone, there should be one more on that list: money.
It’s a topic that is often taboo in adult circles but such a major part of our lives. And, being in charge of finances makes for a less-stressful life, which in turns means healthy living.
Financial education is not a subject in school. Many teachers incorporate money lessons into other subjects however, it’s not a graduation requirement in Montana and often students head to college ill-prepared for the world of consumerism.
Heidi Knudson and [...]

Credit Union Supports Bethpage Air Show

Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 02:04 PM

Blue Angles 3Bethpage, NY – Bethpage Federal Credit Union and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, are very pleased to announce the lineup for the 2014 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach taking place on Saturday, May 24, 2014 and Sunday, May 25, 2014.  The following world-class performers are scheduled to perform at this year’s show:
Military performers confirmed to date include the United States Navy Blue Angels, United States Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, United States Navy Leap Frogs (making their second appearance since 2007), and the MV-22 Osprey – performing at the Bethpage Air Show for the first time.
Civilian performers include American Airpower Museum [...]

unitedFORT SMITH, Ark. – United Federal Credit Union’s Noel Sanger, Market Vice President in Fort Smith, Arkansas, was recently named “Boss of the Year 2013” by the Fort Smith Jaycees during the 75th anniversary of the group’s Distinguished Awards ceremony. The award recognized Sanger’s dedication, leadership and service to the Fort Smith area. He was chosen “Boss of the Year 2013” from a candidate pool that included 20 Jaycees Active Member bosses.
“I really feel it is a team award for the Arkansas market and the Credit Union,” said Sanger. “UFCU has provided me with the tools to inspire the team, be actively involved in the community and have a work-life [...]

Credit Union Supports Food Pantry

Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 02:04 PM

Check Presentation 3_smallSt. Louis MO – 1st Financial Federal Credit Union employees continue the Helping People 1st community grant program by working with O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry in March.
The Helping People 1st Grant program was designed as a way for 1st Financial and its employees to collaborate with a charitable organization to enrich the surrounding communities.  Each month, a different 1st Financial Federal Credit Union branch selects a local nonprofit and donates time and energy to spread awareness and gather resources for the organization.  For the month of March, the St. Charles Branch selected the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry.
O.A.S.I.S. is an incorporated 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that has provided food assistance to [...]

Credit Union Sponsors Local Choir

Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 02:04 PM

Envision FinancialSurrey, BC – The Vancouver Chamber Choir will sing in Surrey at the Bell Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, May 8, 2014 as part of Surrey Schools Secondary Choral Festival. The program includes an exclusive afternoon learning session for students and teachers, and an evening performance featuring select student singers and the Vancouver Chamber Choir starting at 7:00 p.m.
“We look forward to being in Surrey again and working with Surrey Schools to help further the Fine Arts program objectives,” says Vancouver Chamber Choir Conductor, Artistic and Executive Director Jon Washburn. “It’s been a while since we’ve sung ‘South of the Fraser’ and the Choir members and I are excited [...]

IMG_9662LOWELL MA – Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union’s fourth MoneyStrong for Life Fair, held Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, was a tremendous success. Approximately 300 Lowell High School students enjoyed an eye-opening experience regarding careers, income, and the high cost of being self-supporting.
The interactive fair involved 12th-grade students playing the roles of 25-year-old adults complete with assigned professions and annual salaries. They were required to work within a budget based on their monthly income and visit 13 different booths during the three-hour fair, making purchasing decisions at each booth using cash, credit or savings. They needed to rent an apartment, decide whether to have roommates, whether [...]

BHFCU Ribbon CuttingRapid City, SD – After serving the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation for more than a year and a half, Black Hills Federal Credit Union officially opened the doors of its new Member Service Center on Wednesday, April 9. Previously, BHFCU operated from an office in the basement of the Cheyenne River Housing Authority building. The Credit Union has been an integral part of the community since merging with CR Community First Federal Credit Union on September 4, 2012.
“BHFCU merged with CR Community First to ensure credit union financial services would remain available in an area where they are desperately needed,” said Roger Heacock, president and CEO of BHFCU. [...]

Credit Union Supports United Way in a Big Way

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 03:04 PM

unitedST. JOSEPH, Mich. – United Federal Credit Union (UFCU) was given a Bonfire Campie award in recognition of its continued support of United Way of Southwest Michigan (UWSM). The Campie Awards recognize successful employee campaigns that benefit UWSM’s annual fundraising campaign. Of the 225 organizations who gave to United Way of Southwest Michigan in 2013, UFCU is among the Top 10 contributing companies and has a per capita employee giving rate of over $100.
“I am proud of the way our employees have stepped up their charitable efforts by contributing to such worthwhile organization,” said Gary Easterling, United Federal Credit Union President/CEO and Board Chairman of United Way of Southwest Michigan. [...]