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Interior FCU Newsletter Fall 2021

Milestone Reached!

We are proud to announce that last month, the Credit Union reached 20,000 members! We are pleased to serve all of you as Your Natural Resource for Financial Services. Thanks to YOU, our loyal members for the opportunity to satisfy your financial needs. Cheers to the next 86 years of assisting members nationwide!

Last Chance!!

Until October 31, 2021, take advantage of our special offers!

  1. Your Home is a Valuable Asset, Take Advantage of its Equity and receive up to $500 in closing costs with a new Home Equity loan. Promotion is available for Fixed Rate Home Equity Loans and Home Equity Lines of Credit so act fast and apply today. Equal Housing Lender.
  2. Start using bill pay and get $25! If you haven’t registered for bill pay now is the time! When you register and pay 2 bills before October 31, 2021, we will give you $25, it’s that easy! Learn about all the details on our website.

Not all will qualify

Club Accounts

Holiday Club Accounts hold your funds and then release them to your primary savings account on October 1st every year. The idea is to save up for holiday spending so you can afford to shower your friends and family with gifts during the best time of year! After October 1st, any deposit you make into your Holiday Club Account is saved for the following year. Any withdrawal from your holiday club before October 1st will incur a fee. If you know money is tight, perhaps a Vacation Club Account will suit you!

Vacation Club Accounts have the same APY as a holiday club without holding your funds for any period. This way, you can use the extra money from interest and put it towards a family getaway, paying bills, or any other big-ticket item you may need to save for. The best part? You don’t have to wait to access your funds! You can choose when to make the purchase with your Vacation Club Funds.

Check out our Money Market Accounts, too!

Visa® Gas and Grocery Point Recipients:

Congratulations to the 574 members who earned 4x the rewards points on gas and grocery purchases during July and August! We are thrilled to offer you great benefits like this throughout the year. Thank you for being such loyal members!

Would you like to be eligible for rewards points when making everyday purchases? Apply for our rewards card today!

iPad Pro Giveaway!

Be entered to win an iPad® Pro when you enroll in our mobile insiders program. It only takes a couple minutes to register and keeps you in the know! Mobile Insiders receive weekly text messages about upcoming promotions and credit union events. To enroll, follow these steps:

  1. Text* "IFCU" to 72000
  2. Click on the link to the opt-in form from the automated response
  3. Submit the form

Enter to win October 1 - November 30, 2021. The winner will be drawn and notified on December 2, 2021! Good luck!

*Carrier message and data rates may apply

International Credit Union Day

On October 21, 2021, Interior FCU will join over 56,000 credit unions around the world to celebrate International Credit Union Day. The theme this year is “Building Financial Health for a Brighter Tomorrow.”

International Credit Union Day highlights the many ways that credit unions across the world help members improve their financial health and well-being. Interior FCU celebrates our commitment to improving members financial health with financial education resources. The week leading up to this event, members are invited to learn from Achieve Financial Wellness playlists and attend a GreenPath® webinar. It is our hope that each member will learn something new to better their financial wellbeing as we celebrate International Credit Union Day.

Credit Unions were built on the principle of “people helping people.” Since 1935, Interior FCU has been providing access to affordable financial products and striving to meet the needs of underserved communities. Interior FCU is proud to be the official credit union of the Department of the Interior and honored to be a part of International Credit Union Day.

Learn How to Use Our Mobile App

As technology is continuously improving, we want to make sure all our members move right along with it. Every month, we give you an updated guide for different services and tools in our mobile app. Here are our most recent posts below!

  • Learn How to Stop a Payment: Stop payment is always an option to stop a transaction from occurring. The process is hassle free and will have you at ease in no time.
  • How to Enroll in Bill Pay: Tired of late payments? Bill Pay is a simple way to have your bills paid on time. Bill pay is a free service in digital banking that allows you to pay your bills quickly and securely.
  • Use Card Controls: When you’re traveling and on-the-go, your card goes with you and should be protected. You can protect your debit and credit card from fraud and misuse with Card Controls.

2021 Board of Directors Election

Exercise Your Member Vote

In 2021, for the Interior FCU's Board of Directors (BOD), there are 3 seats up for election. More information will be provided in the next quarterly newsletter coming out in January 2022.

  • Chris Colvin
  • Mark Davis
  • Monica Taylor Lane

Click here to view the nominees' complete biographies and qualifications.

Interested in Serving on the Credit Union's Board of Directors?

Seats on the Board are open to any member of Interior FCU who is in good standing with the Credit Union. Members who wish to be placed on the ballot must do so through a Nomination by Petition. The petition must be signed by 1% of the Credit Union membership (at least 200 members). A brief biography, completed Board Application, a statement of qualifications, and a signed statement pledging the nominee's willingness to serve if elected must also accompany it. Nominations by petition must be received by 3:00 p.m. on December 3, 2021, and should be addressed to the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and mailed to our mailing address:

Update Your Email Address

It's so important that we can communicate with you. Especially for important account notifications, we need to know how to reach you fast. We can only do that if we have your correct email address. Please make sure your email is up-to-date.

Online: Log onto Online Banking, then choose "My Settings" in the top right corner to update your email.

App: Log in, tap the "More" button in the bottom right. Then, tap the gear icon in the top right corner of your screen to update your personal information.

Interior FCU Gives Back!

Cherry Blossom

Interior FCU participated in the 2021 Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Miler- a national event raising over $180,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

This year the credit union sponsored a mile marker on the race route, while Interior FCU staff volunteered their time passing out water bottles to runners at the finish line. Interior Federal Credit Union is dedicated to making the community a better place to live and work. Grounded in community involvement, we believe the best way to get to know their members is community service and philanthropic efforts.

National Public Lands Day

Interior FCU staff celebrated National Public Lands Day volunteering at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. As the official credit union of the Department of the Interior, Interior FCU is devoted to protecting our nation’s public lands. This year credit union staff suited up in waders and cleaned out invasive weeds surrounding the ponds. National Public Lands Day is traditionally the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort. Celebrating the connection between people and green space in their community.

Sponsorships:

  1. We are excited to announce, for the first time, our participation in the Native Indian Education Association 52nd Annual Convention and Trade Show. The 2021 NIEA Convention theme, “Native Control of Native Education: A Time to Lead” recognizes that, though collective efforts, we can enact educational sovereignty to transform learning experiences for our Native students and create true equity in classrooms, school districts and communities. This year we packaged informational credit union materials for those attending the convention.
  2. Interior FCU was a sponsor of the refreshment breaks at the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ 111th Annual meeting September 8-14. The meeting allowed members to cohort and make decisions that benefit our nation’s fish and wildlife. During the annual meeting, AFWA members were able to vote and collaborate on 42 new projects. We were able to connect with our partner to ensure we continue to align our initiatives as the official credit union of The Department of the Interior.
  3. The Geological Society of America held their annual meeting October 13-15, 2021. We donated pens and brochures to the event to place at the registration table and various locations at the in-person event. We were not able to attend but were happy to provide tangible assets for one of our valued partnerships!

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