Beyond International Credit Union Day: How We Show Appreciation to Our Valued Members
At New Dimensions Federal Credit Union, every day is Member Appreciation Day. While we look forward to celebrating International Credit Union Day with our members on October 19th, we strive to show our appreciation to our members year-round through our services, products, and commitment to financial education and community enrichment.
“Our mission is to help our members achieve financial security and add value to their lives by showing them how to build a solid financial foundation,” stated Ryan Poulin, CEO. We offer competitive rates on loans and deposits, robust digital banking tools, and personalized service to meet each member’s unique needs. Our financial coaches provide guidance to help members reach their goals, whether saving for a down payment, paying off debt, or planning for retirement.
Giving back is core to who we are at NDFCU. Last year alone, we raised over $50,000 for impactful organizations like the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, Special Olympics Maine, and the Maine Credit Union League’s Ending Hunger in Maine campaign. We believe in investing in the next generation, so we award $5,000 in scholarships to two graduating high school seniors each year to support their first year of college. In 2022, our financial coach logged over 130 hours teaching financial literacy in area schools and organizations. Our staff logged over 1,700 volunteer hours in 2022, and so far this year, they have already volunteered over 1,300 hours with worthy causes. We actively partner with local nonprofits to support affordable housing initiatives, food banks and pantries, health and wellness programs, and more. Finally, the credit union paid out over $575,000 in dividends in 2022, demonstrating our unwavering dedication to providing meaningful benefits and returns to member-owners. At NDFCU, we are dedicated to giving back and making a positive difference in our communities.
While the gifts and prizes on International Credit Union Day are our way of saying thanks for being a member, the real gift is the opportunity to help our members every day of the year. Our members are not just members; they have an ownership stake in New Dimensions FCU, and together, we are working to build a stronger, more equitable community.