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A Day to Celebrate


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Since 1948, credit unions from around the world have come together to celebrate International Credit Union Day and the credit union difference. More than 217 million members of credit unions in 109 countries worldwide benefit from credit union services, and the number of members grows every day. By comparison, we serve over 330,000 members across the globe.

Today, Thursday, October 20, we celebrate International Credit Union Day and the impact credit unions make in members’ lives every day. Not only do credit unions offer great member service, better rates, and lower fees, we also provide access to financial services and improved economic opportunities for our members, both business and non-business.

Our Board of Directors, Senior Management, and associates would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation, gratitude and sincere thanks to all of our members who have accounts with us and who rely on us for their personal and business financial needs.  We appreciate your business and trust more than you know. Thank you for choosing us as your financial institution.

To our associates, you help make the credit union difference by helping our members get in to a better financial position. You make things possible for our members when they may think that everything is impossible. Together we make Members 1st a place where dreams are encouraged and achievements are celebrated. We make things happen today so that our members have a brighter tomorrow.

Each and every one of us will continue to position Members 1st to respond to inevitable changes in technology, membership, and the business environment with swiftness, confidence, professionalism and credit union spirit. No financial need is too big or too small to be served by Members 1st. We will continually strive to be the people’s champion in the Southcentral Pennsylvania financial services marketplace. We promise to deliver the best possible service to all members, all day, every day.

Today, we are providing our members with our 2017 Calendar as a token of appreciation. Calendars are available at all of our branch locations. The calendar features photos taken by our members that they submitted to our pets and wildlife themed photo contest. Happy International Credit Union Day to all! 

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Shrewsbury Branch Grand Opening Event Slated for Saturday


We hope to see you at our celebration event on Saturday!

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Shrewsbury Branch Opens August 15


We’re opening our 60th branch location on Monday, August 15 in Shrewsbury. This new branch is our 9th location in York County. Stop by to visit. Check out our special offers.

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We hope to see you there.

 

Stay on track with financing college


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High school graduation is right around the corner. There’s no way your baby is old enough to be going off to college. You just waved goodbye to kindergarten and you’re dealing with the fact you really do have a child old enough to be in college. And it costs how much? What do we need to do when? What’s a parent to do?

We know there are many important steps to getting your son or daughter into school, so here’s a college preparation checklist to help keep you on track:

Now:
• Complete income tax forms as early as possible (information is needed to complete federal and state financial aid applications)
• Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Pennsylvania State Grant Application. The FAFSA can be completed online at www.fafsa.gov and the PA state grant application can be found at www.pheaa.org.
• If the college/university requires additional documents or applications, be sure to complete those, too. Make sure all forms are completed before each school’s deadline.
• Continue searching for scholarships now and the entire way through college.
• Plan college visits if you’re still deciding on the right school.

April through June:
• Financial aid packages/award letters and college acceptance letters will start rolling in from schools. Keep track of them and pay attention to any deadlines.
• Thoroughly review the award letters to determine how much financial aid (grants, scholarships, work-study and loans) you’ll receive and how much is still needed to bridge the gap between the cost of attendance and the amount of aid offered.
• If financial aid and college savings plans aren’t enough to cover all school-related expenses, start researching additional options (ex. monthly payment plans with the school, federal & private student loans, etc.)
• Attend one of our financial aid seminars for addition details on financing a college education. They’re scheduled for April 24, May 22 and June 26. You can register online at
www.members1st.org.
• Complete applications for student loans if necessary.
• Open a checking account and VISA® Debit Card with us for your child and set up across account transfer capability so you can transfer money from your account to your child’s account.
• Celebrate graduation with family and friends!

Not sure what do make of the entire student loan process or just need to talk to someone with some expertise? Call Tiffanie DeVan, our Specialty Loan Administrator, at (800) 283-2328, ext. 6017 or (717) 795-6017 or email devant@members1st.org.

 

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